PRESS RELEASE: Mindset Adds Kendra Kosko Isaacson as Principal to Lead Retirement Practice and Amplify Tax Expertise
Washington, D.C.—Mindset, a bipartisan public policy consultancy based in Washington, D.C., announced today the addition of Kendra Kosko Isaacson to serve as Principal. Isaacson will lead our retirement practice and help grow the firm’s client base with her deep expertise in tax and retirement policy, while also supporting Mindset’s clients across a variety of other policy sectors.
“Kendra brings to Mindset a deep understanding of our client’s policy needs and a strategic and thoughtful approach to solving some of their most pressing challenges,” said Mindset Partner Langston Emerson. “Kendra’s impressive careerhas included high-level positions in government as well as in the private sector. We are pleased to welcome her to our team to lead and grow our retirement practice and to guide clients on tax issues and other policy goals.”
“The Mindset team sets the standard for deep policy knowledge and delivering legislative and regulatory wins for clients,” said Kendra Isaacson. “I look forward to serving as a resource for our clients as they navigate Washington.”
Prior to joining Mindset, Isaacson served as the Pensions Policy Director and Senior Tax Counsel for the Senate President Pro Tempore Patty Murray and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. In these positions, she advised then-Chair Patty Murray on all pension-related issues and managed all aspects of the committee’s retirement agenda. Isaacson has many notable legislative accomplishments, such as the “Save our Community Newspaper Act,” the retirement provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,” the “Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act,” which was included in the “American Rescue Plan Act”, and most recently, “SECURE 2.0.” Isaacson also managed the Senator’s economic and tax portfolios, which included staffing the Senator in her role as a Conference Committee member on the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.”
Isaacson also served as a Department of Labor detailee to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce as well as an Employee Benefits Law Specialist for the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Isaacson’s private sector career includes positions at the HR Policy Association, the law firms Slevin & Hart, P.C. and Venable LLP, as well as at Washington Council Ernst & Young.
Isaacson has been an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, and Stetson University College of Law, and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (LLM, Tax), The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (JD), and Dartmouth College.
Mindset also recently welcomed several additional new hires including Brianna Sims and Ian McDermott as Executive Assistants and, Liam Byrne, and Steve Clagett and Jake Fisher as Analysts.