Since leaving the Hill in 2013, Ms. Burrell has effectively developed and implemented strategies for amending legislation, securing funding for projects and programs, and for revising federal regulations in the defense, innovative technology, pharma, biotechnology, cyber, national security and public health sectors.
Ms. Burrell brings a deep knowledge of Congress and the security and biotech landscapes from her 18+ years as a senior staffer on Capitol Hill, where she served as Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, Project Director and Military Legislative Assistant to Congressman Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland while he was Chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee. During this time, she was the Congressman’s lead liaison with the Department of Defense, Veterans’ Affairs, and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as the Senate Armed Services Committee and Appropriation Subcommittees on Defense. As Legislative Director, she provided policy and oversight to Congressman Bartlett’s additional Committee assignments for the House Science Committee and Small Business Committee.
Throughout her career, Ms. Burrell has directed over 25 small business and procurement outreach events providing business development for hundreds of companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She is a member of the Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Board and chairs its Healthcare Working Group. She is also a Board Member for The Knight Foundation, a family foundation advocating on the risks of opioid abuse and celebrating recovery, and a member of Addiction Policy Forum legislative working groups which affect public policy regarding the opioid epidemic. Ms. Burrell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Business Law from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. Married to an Army veteran with 2 children, she resides in Frederick, Maryland.