Bernie Toon, a 33‐year Washington veteran, has been with The Group since the opening of its D.C. office. Prior to joining The Group, Bernie was a Principal Vice President of Bechtel Corporation – one of the world’s largest global engineering and construction companies. Toon’s extensive experience on Capitol Hill includes serving as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senators Joe Biden (D‐DE), Bill Bradley (D‐NJ), Byron Dorgan (D‐ND), Jeff Bingaman (D‐NM), and U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer (D-IN). He also served as a Senior Professional Staff Member with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and was a Senior National Security Staffer to U.S. Senator Dan Quayle (R-IN). Bernie began his Washington experience as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Pentagon, working in various capacities in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has managed political campaigns for Governor, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives.