CAO Senior Management
The Honorable Ed Cassidy
Chief Administrative Officer Ed Cassidy oversees the varied operations of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The CAO is a non-partisan, non-legislative office that provides support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. House Speaker John Boehner nominated and House Members elected Cassidy to the post in January 2014 at the start of the 2nd session of the 113th Congress.
Prior to serving as the CAO, Cassidy worked for seven years as a senior leadership aide to Speaker Boehner, most recently as Director of House Operations.
Cassidy has spent more than three decades in the legislative and executive branches of government. He served as chief of staff to several Members of Congress and held senior positions with the House Ethics Committee and House Rules Committee. In the administration of President George H.W. Bush, he served as Deputy Director of the U.S. Minerals Management Service and as the Interior Department’s deputy chief of staff and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. He began his House career as a college intern in 1977.
Cassidy studied economics and government at Fairfield University in his home state of Connecticut and at Georgetown University. He holds a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from American University in Washington, DC. He and his wife, Laura, live in Alexandria, Virginia, and have three daughters.
Traci Beaubian serves as Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. House of Representatives. She is responsible for the House’s financial operations, including accounting, budget, and payroll and benefits. Beaubian has held various financial management, accounting, and financial operations positions within the CAO and the private sector.
Beaubian has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University.