Harrison Wadsworth is a principal at Washington Partners, LLC, a Washington, DC-based government and public relations firm. He has more than 25 years of experience in public policy and communications. He has expertise in a variety of areas, including the legislative process, higher education, finance, communications and trade association management. Among his clients, he serves as a special counsel to the Consumer Bankers Association, as executive director of the Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations, and executive director of the International Education Council. He also works with corporate and university clients. He previously served for six years as the vice president and deputy executive director of the Education Finance Council, a trade association of student loan organizations, where he worked on issues related to the financing of student loans, including tax laws and policies, the securities markets, federal student aid laws and regulations, and communications. Mr. Wadsworth served for eight years as legislative director and press secretary for former U.S. Representative Bart Gordon, who served as the chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee and as a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and of the Rules Committee. Among his issues of responsibility were taxes, banking, telecommunications and education. He also worked for seven years as a newspaper reporter and editor at the Contra Costa Times of Walnut Creek, California, and other daily newspapers where he wrote numerous articles on diverse subjects including politics, energy, courts, government planning, and environmental issues. Mr. Wadsworth received an MA in Economics and American Foreign Policy/Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1987 and a BA in Mass Communications from the University of California, Davis in 1977.