Sam Whitehorn resolves the consequential issues. The ones that make headlines and affect change. From technology, aviation, and security, to transportation, telecommunications, and Native American Affairs, you’ll find him at the center of the conversation and the heart of the solution. As a Managing Director at SIGNAL, Sam’s driven our firm to help redefine advocacy in Washington. With a practice based in original thinking and collaboration, he’s helped elevate our offering and achieve results for our clients.
Sam brings more than 16 years of Senate experience to SIGNAL. Before joining our team, he held several key positions on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. During the 109th Congress, he served as the Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel to the full committee, where he addressed issues ranging from automobile and highway safety to data privacy, aviation, transportation, security, and pipeline policy. As the Senior Counsel and Staff Director to the Committee’s Aviation subcommittee for 14 years, Sam led the effort to craft the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), which revamped our nation’s aviation and transportation security system after 9/11.
TheHill.com named Sam one of the Top Lobbyists for 2016 and 2017. While Sam’s always working to stay ahead of the curve on the big issues, he takes pleasure in conversation and comedy, and considers the tennis court a great arena for mastering the art of competition.