Jonathan McCollum serves as a Director of Government Relations in DHC’s Washington, D.C. office. After college, Mr. McCollum moved to the nation’s capital to start a career in politics. He gained valuable Hill experience working under U.S. Senator Gordon Smith. His legislative responsibilities focused on energy, agriculture, natural resources, and appropriations. He assisted Senator Smith in the development and implementation of long-term legislative goals and helped identify and obtain state priorities in Appropriations Bills.
Following his time on the Hill, Mr. McCollum transitioned into the campaign world. Working for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, he managed two statewide races, a mayoral race, and over thirty municipal campaigns. His accomplishments in New Hampshire led him to become a Regional Field Director and Political Advisor to the Obama Campaign in 2007. In this role, Mr. McCollum handled media relations, managed staff, coordinated volunteer bases, organized events, and gathered political endorsements. He travelled across the country during the 2008 Presidential Primary and managed five counties for the Obama Campaign in Central and South Florida during the General Election.
Upon returning to Washington, D.C. in 2009, Mr. McCollum joined Russ Klenet & Associates, a boutique lobbying firm and ran their Washington, D.C. operation. In representing a diverse group of clients, Jonathan gained significant experience in federal procurements, international trade, alternative energy, and education policy.
Through his relationships on the Hill and within the current Administration, Mr. McCollum successfully leads the clients of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron through complicated legislative and administrative issues.