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Kirby helps clients outline their federal priorities and projects, pursue funding opportunities and advocate on their behalf with Members of Congress and federal agencies. He has assisted CFM clients secure tens of millions in federal funding for Pacific Northwest projects.  Prior to joining CFM in 2017, Kirby worked as a legislative assistant for former Oregon Congressman Greg Walden, managing a broad portfolio of issues that include transportation, infrastructure, education, financial services, taxation, labor and housing. He successfully coordinated the introduction and inclusion of an amendment to the 2015 Surface Transportation bill that ensured bridges in the Columbia River National Scenic Area were eligible for federal transportation funding. He drafted and advocated legislation that restored Transportation Security Administration screening to small airports. Before going to DC, Kirby oversaw Walden’s Eastern Oregon field office responsible for 11 different counties. A native of Bend, Kirby earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Baylor University and a master’s degree in public policy with an emphasis on transportation policy from George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. He enjoys spending time with his family, exploring new sights and trying out new restaurants. Kirby is an unabashed Baylor Bear fan. [Secret ambition: To visit every continent]