John H. Ladd, Executive Managing Director
David C. Thompson, Managing Director, Defense Projects
Dal Harper, Executive Managing Director
Rodman D. Grimm, Special Counsel for Education
Morris J. Anderson, Special Counsel for Education
Liz Zucco, Special Counsel for Education
David M. Carmen, President and CEO

Proven Team

  • We approach problems and opportunities as a team
  • We mobilize the firm's full resources on behalf of each client
  • We include senior leaders from other practice areas to manage related issues
  • We work dynamically with our peers to utilize our highest level relationships and to unleash our best technical expertise
  • Where many firms' practices are isolated in "silos," Carmen Group empowers a team of proven experts with every capability the firm possesses

Our Professionals

Carmen Group lobbyists have worked on education appropriations, ESEA and HEA reauthorizations, appropriations and authorizations for the research funding agencies (Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency & the National Science Foundation), and Department of Education, Labor & Housing and Urban Development grant proposals for over a decade. Our professionals have worked on education policy on Capitol Hill, and for national associations and institutions of higher education. Please click on "Case Histories" to review the industry-leading accomplishments that define us.

Dillard University

Dillard stands and rebuilds after Hurricane Katrina with critical support from an innovative low-interest loan from the Department of Education.

New School University

Demonstrating its commitment to ecological sustainability, New School University provides seed money for an important new capital structure through an innovative public-private partnership. The New School will reduce its environmental footprint and carbon emissions, while expanding the partnership.

Parsons Institute for Information Mapping

A long-term Department of Defense partnership yields development of innovative geo-spatial tools for strategic planning and tactical deployment.

Dillard Research Center

Dillard University

Years of strategic positioning with directed federal spending and grant assistance helps enable Dillard to receive a prestigious NIH grant to establish a Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center.