A former House of Representatives Republican Leadership chief of staff and committee staff director, Mike Hettinger is the president and managing principal of Hettinger Strategy Group LLC (HSG), a full service government market strategy and legislative advisory firm. Hettinger founded HSG in 2014 after leaving TechAmerica, where he was senior vice president for both public sector and federal government affairs. Hettinger is an expert in federal IT and government management and is one of the leading technology and public sector lobbyists in Washington.
Prior to joining TechAmerica, Hettinger was head of the Public Sector Innovation Group at the Software and Information Industry Association. Before going to SIIA, Hettinger was Executive Director in charge of Strategic Planning, Government Relations and Market Development in Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector Practice. Mr. Hettinger joined Grant Thornton from the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance and Accountability, where he served as staff director. In this role, Mr. Hettinger conducted more than 50 oversight hearings, launched dozens of Congressional investigations and was the principal author and lead staff member responsible for the passage of the Department of Homeland Security Financial Accountability Act.
Mr. Hettinger is a regular contributor to Government Matters TV, which airs in Washington, DC five nights a week on News Channel 8 / ABC 7 as well as a frequent contributor to government contractor-focused media.
Hettinger has an extensive background in lobbying and public affairs, having served as a Public Policy Counselor at Patton Boggs LLP where he oversaw large-scale lobbying and public affairs campaigns. Prior to joining Patton Boggs, Hettinger was Chief of Staff to former U.S. Representative Tom Davis of Virginia.