Shay Hancock

Senior Partner

Prior to founding Capitol Strategies (which merged with Crossroads Strategies in January of 2017), Shay served as the Senior Vice President of Denny Miller Associates for more than seven years. With more than two decades of experience on Capitol Hill and in the private sector, Shay provides our clients sage, strategic advice on working with individual Members of Congress and the Administration. His corporate experience provides the background necessary to help our clients find opportunities or avoid pitfalls that are bound to impact their business. His experience in Washington, DC brings process knowledge, strong contacts and the ability to know when to apply aggressive pressure or passive advocacy to best suit the clients’ short- and long-term goals.


During his over-a-decade tenure on Capitol Hill, Shay served as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), currently the fourth ranking member of the Senate Democrat leadership and senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee; and Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), currently the ranking Democrat of the House Armed Services Committee. He has also served as an Assistant Vice President for a Fortune 100 company and as a Vice President in a DC-based government relations consulting firm. Shay received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington.

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