Sudafi Henry Joins the Collins │ Johnson group as a Principal
The Collins │Johnson group is pleased to announce that Sudafi Henry has joined the firm today as a Principal.
In his new role, Henry will bolster the firm's capacity to offer strategic and policy counsel to its broad-based roster of clients. Henry brings an extensive background in financial and regulatory policy as well as a keen understanding of the legislative process to the firm.
Most recently, Henry served as Director of Legislative Affairs for Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, joining at the outset of the Obama Administration in January 2009. As Assistant to the Vice President, Henry served as senior advisor on matters before the United States Congress, navigating complex policy and political issues. He also developed and executed annual strategic legislative plans and led efforts to build strong working relationships between the Vice President's office and both houses of Congress.
"Sudafi Henry has that impressive blend of executive, legislative and policy experiences at the highest levels of government. His close involvement in the development and implementation of the Obama Administration's top legislative priorities will add a major addition of policy and strategic expertise to our firm," said founding partner Broderick Johnson.
Before serving in the Office of the Vice President, Henry served as Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for [then] House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). He worked closely with congressional leadership and committee staff on crafting and passing critical legislation, with a particular focus on financial services, trade, telecommunications, economic matters, and responses to the financial crisis that began in 2008. Henry also functioned as a liaison with business leaders, policy experts, and constituency groups. Henry's more than ten years of experience on Capitol Hill also included stints with Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Major Owens (D-NY), serving as the Legislative Director for each Member.
In April of 2011, founding partners Art Collins and Broderick Johnson joined forces to offer political, policy and communications strategies to corporations and executives engaged with the public sector at all levels. As the firm continues to grow, Art Collins expressed his enthusiasm about its future. "With Sudafi now serving as a Principal within the firm, we continue to build our team of talented and experienced professionals who strive to achieve the most favorable results for our clients while adhering to the highest standards of integrity," Collins said.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Henry received his B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park and his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar. Henry resides in Maryland with his wife and two children.