Vincent Versage is the founding partner of The National Group, a highly successful Washington lobbying firm that specializes in representation before Congress and the Executive Branch of entities involved in defense, aerospace, federal research and development, energy, transportation/public works, economic development, higher education, tax and trade and health care issues. Vince worked previously as a senior partner at the lobbying firm of Cassidy & Associates, as legislative aide to Senator Spark Matsunaga (D-HI) and Congressman Timothy Wirth (D-CO), and as a campaign aide to Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI). Throughout his decades-long career as a lobbyist, he has represented major institutions, including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Boeing Corporation, Governor of Hawaii, Mayor of Honolulu, University of Hawaii, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Jewish Medical Center, The American Film Institute, and the California Science Center among many others. He was one of the pioneers of the practice of securing Congressionally earmarked federal funding for nonprofit educational and research and development institutions. Vince provides of-counsel services and works in partnership with Fuentes Strategies on various client issues. .