Meet our Senior Program Associate: George Hadijski
The Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) is pleased to officially introduce George Hadijski as our new Senior Program Associate. In this role, he will be responsible for increasing the use of the CEL’s research by lawmakers, their staffs, and their influencers.
Prior to the CEL, George worked at the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), where he was responsible for the oversight and management of CMF’s training and management consulting services provided to US House and Senate offices, the joint legislative operations training program conducted in coordination with the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, key roles in CMF’s annual Democracy Awards, and individual congressional office consultations.
George worked at the US House of Representatives for 27 years. He spent most of his career at the Committee on House Administration serving six different Committee Chairs. George served as the Committee’s Director of Member and Committee Services and concluded his work on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor. In his capacity with the Committee, George was the key advisor at the US House on rules and regulations pertaining to official resources. George provided direct guidance to Committee Chairs, Members and staff of the House leadership, committees, congressional offices, and officers of the House. George also provided briefings to House Members and staff, was responsible for the annual budget authorizations for Members’ congressional and committee offices, advised on communications/Use of the Congressional Frank, was heavily involved in the operational planning in the wake of the events on 9/11 and Anthrax attacks at the House of Representatives, and was lead staff for putting together the Orientation Educational Program for newly elected members of the US House of Representatives.
Among George’s past work on the Committee, he had oversight responsibilities for the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, and Architect of the Capitol. His accomplishments include playing various roles in the transition and reform of the House in 1995 and again in 2011, drafting the Members’ Congressional Handbook, Committee Congressional Handbook, and the Guide to Outfitting an Office. He also completed staff level work to shepherd passage of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, authorize passage of Smithsonian Board of Regents nominees, authorize Smithsonian research facilities, conduct investigative oversight hearings on the National Zoo, participated in preliminary work and planning on the Capitol Visitor Center, and advised visiting foreign government officials on operations of the US House within the Committee’s jurisdiction.
The CEL is thrilled to have George onboard and look forward to working with him on our current and future initiatives.