McBee Strategic Expands Advocacy Offering with Four Executive Hires

Additions Represent Expanding Advisory Firm’s Offerings and Policy Expertise

WASHINGTON--()--McBee Strategic Consulting, LLC, a top advisory firm that represents global corporations, growth companies and institutional investors, today announced the addition of four executives to provide new offerings and additional capacity in key advocacy verticals including defense, energy and tax.

Ted Anderson, Bruce Holmes, Chelsea Henderson and Dawn Levy O’Donnell all join the firm as Executive Vice Presidents to further bolster McBee’s advocacy and Washington research offerings. The McBee solution serves Fortune 100 Companies, financial institutions, rapidly growing innovators, trade associations, non-profits, and local and regional governments seeking to navigate the highly volatile and complex nature of modern day Washington.

“These additions to our team represent another important step forward in the vision to provide the most comprehensive suite of consultancy services in Washington,” said Steve McBee, CEO of McBee Strategic. “Combined with the recent addition of our communications solution, McBee|Gibraltar, the arrival of these talented professionals further broadens our knowledge, reach and experience in our key sector areas.”

With the additions of Ted Anderson and Bruce Holmes, McBee Strategic expands its defense and intelligence advocacy practice to further its reach at the department and agency level. This new solution presents a tailored method of positioning clients’ products and services to address national security needs. The team draws on policy and operational experience to match client technologies with defense requirements and facilitates the transition of cutting edge technologies into fully funded programs of record.

Retired Army combat arms officer Ted Anderson served 19 years of continuous parachute duty in various units at FT Bragg, NC prior to completing his 23 year career in the Office of Legislative Liaison for the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon, including as Chief of Policy. Before moving to the Pentagon, Mr. Anderson held multiple combat command assignments and was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, as well as various joint awards and foreign military badges. Additionally, following the attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Mr. Anderson was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for Valor, the nation’s highest decoration for bravery in peacetime, which was presented by the Secretary of the Army for heroism rendered that day.

Bruce Holmes is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL and a combat veteran bringing over 26 years of Military and Government Civil Service from the U.S. Special Operations Community. Most recently, he served as the Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command Headquarters Science, Technology Advisor, Combat Development Officer and a Special Programs Officer. His responsibilities included oversight and development of cutting edge technologies for the warfighter. Bruce’s multiple operational experiences include both Theater and National Mission units. His decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, various combat and joint military awards.

Chelsea Henderson also joins McBee Strategic in the energy practice, bringing more than a decade of experience in D.C.’s energy, natural resources and environment space. Previously, Chelsea served as a partner at Vela Environmental, Senior Policy Advisor for Senator John Warner, and professional staff on the Environment and Public Works Committee. At McBee, Chelsea will apply her experience to manage and serve the firm’s clean energy client roster.

Dawn Levy O’Donnell brings a wealth of high-level experience in tax policy, including tax credits, excise taxes, corporate tax and energy tax. Formerly, Dawn was tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee where she worked on energy issues, pension concerns, corporate tax matters and other tax expenditures. Dawn’s in-depth knowledge of the tax code will help the firm’s clients identify opportunities and mitigate potential threats to current and pending legislation.

ABOUT McBee Strategic

McBee Strategic advises corporations and investors across a wide range of industries to hedge political risk, manage communications, provide investor research, pursue capital formation and strengthen business strategies. McBee Strategic’s unique platform of integrated business lines is designed to help our clients create opportunities, address risk and navigate volatile market and policy environments.

Founded 11 years ago, McBee Strategic represents some of the world’s top companies in the defense and security, technology, transportation, financial services, health care and energy sectors. Since its inception, McBee Strategic has been consistently recognized as one of Washington’s fastest growing and most effective government affairs and advisory firms. For more information, please visit


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Release Summary

McBee Strategic Consulting builds defense advocacy practice with additions of Army Col. Ted Anderson (RET) and former SEAL Bruce Holmes


McBee Strategic Consulting, LLC
John Procter, 202-465-7786