Tonya Saunders
Tonya Saunders

Senior Advisor

Washington, DC

Tonya M. Saunders has more than 20+ years representing many diverse client interests in Medicare, healthcare, small business, transportation and financial services.

Her career on Capitol Hill began as a legislative assistant in the Office of U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller where she served for nearly five years. Following this stint, she began a senior consulting career at McAuliffe, Kelly & Raffaelli, (which later became The Washington Group). Through many years of public policy and government affairs engagement, Saunders has secured legislative victories, established coalitions, organized and raised funds for a Super PAC, and developed issue campaigns.

As the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Mid-Tier Advocacy, Inc., a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of advanced, small and mid-size federal contracting firms, Saunders works to bring policy makers, industry and lawmakers together to determine policies to strengthen and maintain a diverse federal industrial base.

Saunders sits on the Board of the National Woman’s Party (which oversees the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument). Additionally, she is an advocate and subject matter expert (SME) for women who are victims of sexual assault and harassment, domestic abuse, violence, and stalking and serves as a speaker for training sessions, panels and conferences across the country.