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 providing support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff in more than 800 locations across the country. 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 his election, Cassidy served 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.
Tom Coyne serves as the House of Representative’s Chief Logistics Officer.
Coyne has served in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer since before there even was a “CAO.”
In 1991, he joined what was then called Office Systems Management as an equipment management counselor supporting roughly 70 Member offices. Over the next quarter century, he held positions in the House Service Center, Customer Solutions Delivery and the Office of Finance.
Before becoming Chief Logistics Officer, Coyne served as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (Finance); and headed up the all-CAO working group charged with redesigning and implementing a top-to-bottom overhaul of asset management processes within the CAO and across the House.
Coyne has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from George Mason University.
Lisa Grant serves as the Chief Procurement Officer for the Chief Administrative Officer of the House.
She joined the CAO in May 2015 from the General Services Administration (GSA) where she had served since 2010 as Deputy Assistant Commissioner and Acting Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition Management within the Federal Acquisitions Service.
Grant began her federal procurement career in 1988 as a contract specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency, and for nearly three decades held a series of procurement positions with the Department of Justice, the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, and GSA.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Troy State University and earned a Masters degree in Management with a minor in contract management from Florida Institute of Technology.
As Chief Procurement Officer, Grant leads the CAO’s team of procurement professionals, directing all strategic and operational efforts in acquisitions, purchasing and contracting.