Ervin Graves Announces New G2G Research Associates

Caylie Milazzo and Halley Burnside named Research Associates to support the government affairs practice.


Washington—Former U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, President and CEO of Ervin Graves Strategy Group announced today that Caylie Milazzo and Halley Burnside have been named Research Associates to support the government affairs practice. The role of Research Associate was created in early 2022 as part of its internship program called the Graduate to Government (G2G) Accelerator Program.

“I’m excited to welcome Caylie and Halley into Ervin Graves and the G2G program,” said Graves. “Their energy, their interests and their skills will be a value add to all we do on behalf of our clients.”

Caylie is currently a second-year graduate student at George Washington University pursuing a Master of Arts in International Affairs with a concentration in U.S. Foreign Policy. Caylie previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Kinder Institute of Constitutional Democracy, where she helped complete a publication on the institutionalized struggle between the executive and legislative branches of U.S. government.

She has had the opportunity to work and travel with various non-government organizations in Peru, Vietnam, Tanzania, and other countries throughout Latin America.

Caylie is from Chicago, Illinois, and she received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Minor in Constitutional Democracy from the University of Missouri.

“I am delighted to work alongside the team at Ervin Graves and look forward to the government affairs
experience I will gain,” said Caylie.

Halley is currently a second-year graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University studying Public Policy and Management. She began her career studying art history at the University of Michigan and later worked in the museum field, specializing in museum education. She assisted in creating dynamic educational programming, produced academic resources for teachers and visitors, and led various programs that specialized in collaborative and interactive learning.

From these experiences and her research and problem-solving skills, she found herself drawn to a career in policy as an avenue to enact more significant change. She hopes to conduct policy research and is interested in educational policy.

Halley said about this opportunity, “I am looking forward to contributing to the team at the Ervin Graves Strategy Group and expanding my government relations skills.”

The position of Research Associate was a newly established role in early in 2022 at EGSG, underscoring the firm’s expansion. Seizing on the opportunity to cultivate young professionals and to provide the added benefit of support in research and analysis, Ervin Graves launched the Graduate to Government Accelerator (G2G) program at the firm.



EGSG is a full-service consulting and government relations firm that works with a broad
range of businesses across every sector. Specializing in federal and state government
affairs, strategic communication, coalition building and the congressional spending process,
EGSG has a tradition of success that began in 1987.