Nicholas Jordan is Founder and Managing Partner of Capitol Bridge. Prior to starting the firm, Nicholas worked for Deloitte Consulting supporting their Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital groups; he also served on the Deloitte Leadership Advisory Board, (D.L.A.B) which was comprised of the firm’s most senior former government officials. In this capacity he worked one on one with former government officials and federal consulting account and segment leads to bring new business ideas and strategies to market. Nicholas has also worked on Capitol Hill and on Wall St. within Citigroup’s Investment Bank prior to joining Deloitte.
Nicholas is an active leader in the Washington, D.C. region. He is well respected for his experience in working with all components of the community and with both political parties. He has been nominated to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and is currently a Trustee of the Northern Virginia Chambers Political Action Committee; both of which represent the interests of over 650 businesses and 500,000 employees across the commonwealth. Nicholas has also served as Vice President of Public Policy for the Tyson's Corner Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. In June of 2014 Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Nicholas to the board of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Small Business Financing Authority: the Commonwealth’s economic development and small business financing arm. During Virginia’s 2015 legislative session he co-authored a bill (H.B 1360 Securities Act: crowdfunding exemption) which legalized equity and debt based crowd funding in the Commonwealth of Virginia; this legislation successfully passed and became law, receiving unanimous support from the State’s House of Delegates & State Senate, the State Corporation Commission, and small several national business advocacy groups. In February of 2016 Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg and the members of the City Council voted unanimously to appoint Nicholas to serve as the sole representative of the business community on the City of Alexandria’s Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Advisory board of LumaLabs, Howard University’s Technology Incubator and has also been invited to join Leadership Greater Washington’s Signature Program Class of 2017, an honor that has been bestowed upon less than 1,600 leaders in the region since the programs inception in 1986.
Nicholas is also involved in the non-profit world and serves as a board member within a number of organizations including: “Get on the Street”, designed to assist minority students in obtaining internships and jobs in Finance, Consulting, and Marketing & Advertising; Teach em’ to Fish Community Development Corporation, a business incubator ministry in Prince Georges County, Maryland; The Equal Footing Foundation, a the non-profit arm of the Northern Virginia Technology Council; the African Continuum Theatre Company; and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture’s Ambassadors Program.
Nicholas graduated from the University of Virginia with Honors and a Distinguished Major in Political & Social Thought.
Montez Anderson is a third generation Washingtonian with long standing relationships in both the District of Columbia Government and healthcare industry. As a member of the Capitol Bridge Team, Montez manages large scale corporate and grassroots issue campaigns, builds coalitions of diverse interests and backgrounds, develops a high-profile network of contacts in both business and politics on the local, state, and national level and specializes in healthcare and economic development issues.
Montez’s relationships within the District of Columbia are vast and in many cases span decades. He is a well-respected political adviser to Mayor Muriel Bowser having served as a key member of her finance committee and also maintains close working relationships with nearly all members of the City Council. At the agency level he has long standing relationships with numerous Deputy Mayors (including Brenda Donald at Health and Human Services) agency leadership, (including Wayne Turnage at Department of Healthcare Finance) and other staff members at all levels of the Districts agencies.
Montez also has personal ties to the world of healthcare as the son of a highly respected ophthalmologist and the husband of an Interventional Cardiologist. He attended high school at Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC and the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA, where he presently serves as President of the Alumni Association Board. He is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
HONORABLE ALFONSO LOPEZ
Alfonso Lopez has over 24 years of Federal and State legislative experience. He has served as an Obama Administration political appointee, Governor Kaine Administration cabinet-level appointee, and a three-term member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the people of the 49th District (Arlington and Fairfax). A former Partner at a large Lobbying and Public Affairs firm in Washington, D.C., he is now a partner at Capitol Bridge which serves a variety of companies in the areas of Federal and State Government Relations and Contracting, Corporate and Community Outreach, and Interstate and Regional Organization Advocacy.
Alfonso currently represents the 49th District in the Virginia House of Delegates and serves as the Minority Whip of the Virginia House Democratic Caucus. In this capacity, Alfonso works with Caucus Leadership on messaging and bill tracking efforts. He was the 2015 cycle Campaign Chair & Political Director of the Virginia House Democratic Caucus. In that position he successfully led the Caucus’s efforts to raise money and elect more Democrats to the House of Delegates.
Alfonso also served as Governor Kaine’s Director of the Virginia Liaison Office in Washington, D.C. where he directed and supervised all Congressional and Federal Relations for the Commonwealth. He also served as the Governor's representative to the National Governors Association, Democratic Governors Association and the Southern Governors Association. Alfonso was the highest-ranking Latino in the Kaine Administration. He also served as the Deputy Policy Director on Governor-Elect Kaine's Transition Team.
Alfonso served as the Assistant Administrator for Congressional and Legislative Affairs of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In this position he led SBA efforts to enact legislative proposals in economic development, job creation, lending, contracting and innovation. He helped lead the SBA effort to pass the Small Business Jobs Act which successfully opened up the credit markets for small businesses and entrepreneurs and created $12 billion in tax relief for small business owners.
Alfonso graduated from Vassar College and received his law degree from Tulane University Law School. He was chosen as a 2003 Fellow of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Alfonso and his wife, Sarah Zevin, live in Arlington, Virginia with their son Aaron Rafael.
Daniel has a wealth of experience and knowledge within both health and human services at the highest levels of both policy development and operations. Daniel is a Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Capitol Bridge where he provides subject matter expertise, leadership and insight in the development of innovative strategies for program management and business development at both the State and National level.
Prior to joining Capitol Bridge, Daniel served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Employment and Training Administration Assistant Secretary. As a political appointee at the Department of Labor, Daniel was responsible for the development of executive level briefing materials and research materials for the Secretary of Labor, Deputy Secretary of Labor, White House Leadership and other federal agencies. Daniel proudly represented the Employment and Training Administration in the development of SGA’s, Backlog reduction efforts, complex program development and served as the principal representative of the Assistant Secretary to the Department of Commerce, Small Business Agency, and the White House Office of Science and Technology. Daniel is recognized nationally as a policy expert within WIA funded workforce programs and a leading authority on the development of DOL funded programs.
Prior to joining the Labor Department, Daniel served as the National Director of Program Development for SER-National. While at SER National, Daniel developed and managed the SER National Washington D.C. Office, overseeing programs, development and staff in both Washington D.C. and Dallas, Texas. While at SER, Daniel also authored and served as the Chief Policy Analyst in the procurement of grants from the United States Department of Labor, United States Department of Human Services (ACF, Head Start), United States Department of Education and Congressional Line Item Appropriations. As Director of Program Development, Daniel was responsible for overseeing Federal, State, Local and Corporate grants and partnerships to insure that programs are implemented correctly, and goals are communicated and achieved.
Born and raised in Alamosa, Colorado; Daniel received his B.A. at the University of Denver and an MPM from The George Washington University.
David Albert is an external affairs specialist with more than 25 years of government relations and political trend analysis experience with areas of expertise in health and human services, international trade, aerospace and defense, real estate and construction, communications and political campaigns and elections. During his career he has driven enterprise growth by bringing a sustained focus to the intersection of business development and government affairs.
David is a strategic partner of Capitol Bridge and serves as the Managing Director of the The Waverly Group, a government relations, communications and business development consulting practice. He has represented clients across the Congress and many states on a range of issues including information technology, tax policy, health care policy, government outsourcing, executive action, and procurement matters. He has also engaged numerous NGO and other associations on behalf of clients, including Republican Governors Association (RGA), Democratic Governors Association (DGA), National Governors Association (NGA), state Attorney’s General, Council of State Governments (CSG), and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
David also has significant political experience where he has developed an extensive network and strengths in relationship management, project management, and advance planning and implementation through a variety of political and campaign experiences including: extensive presidential campaign convention and advance work spanning more than 20 years, serving as co-chair for the gubernatorial finance committee in Maryland in 2002, serving as co-chair for the presidential campaign finance Committee in Maryland in2000, and serving as campaign manager for the Maryland Governor’s race in 1997 and 1998.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Oral Roberts University.
DAVID A. DUCKENFIELD
David Duckenfield is serves as a strategic partner and senior advisor at Capitol Bridge. David provides leadership and counsel across the agency’s diverse practice areas. With over 20 years of experience in public diplomacy, corporate and marketing communications, brand building, crisis communications and public policy.
Between 2014 and 2016, Duckenfield was a senior official in the Obama Administration, where he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs. In this role he oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, which engaged the American public and state and local elected officials on the foreign policy policies and priorities of the administration.
During his tenure at the State Department, Duckenfield launched the “Cities@State” Department-wide initiative that focused on the nexus of foreign policy and urbanization and sought to develop diplomatic options and opportunities in that space. In that capacity, he led the 2015 U.S. Delegation to APEC’s Senior Officials’ Meeting on city development and urbanization in Cebu, Philippines, and was the department liaison with U.S. mayors and governors at the 2015 U.S. China Leaders Climate Summit in Los Angeles and at the 2015 COP21 Global Climate Summit in Paris, France.
While at State, Duckenfield also led the Department’s efforts to engage with Americans and global audiences on the administration’s policy changes towards Cuba announced on December 17, 2014 by President Obama. He also launched the first initiative at the State Department to engage directly and consistently with Hollywood studios.
In 2008, Duckenfield was a member of the Obama Campaign’s Florida Finance Committee and was part of the firm’s team that scripted and produced the national Spanish-language ads for the Obama for America campaign. In 2012 he became an Obama Victory Trustee with the campaign’s national finance team.
Duckenfield started his professional career as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the United States Information Agency (USIA), serving in Mexico City and Bogota, Colombia as press and cultural affairs attaché. He later moved on to become the senior communications manager and then director of marketing for NBA Latin America, at the league’s regional headquarters for Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market in Miami.
David is a member of the New York based Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Andover Alumni Council. He is a former vestry member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Coral Gables, FL and board member of St. Philips Episcopal School. He is a past board member on the Abbot Academy Association and a past president of the Board of Foster Care Review, a not-for-profit children’s advocacy group in Miami, Florida. He was also a founding Board of Directors member of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital’s Miami Angels and Stars Gala and a former adjunct professor for Central Texas College. He received the State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award for his work during the 1995 civilian U.S. airliner crash in then rebel-controlled territory of Colombia.
Duckenfield received a MA in Latin American Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.; earned a BA in History from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire; and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.