Della Cronin

Vice President for Legislative and Public Affairs

Washington Partners, LLC

As vice president for legislative and public affairs at Washington Partners, LLC, Ms. Cronin has a broad range of education, legislative, and public affairs experience. She has managed corporate and national education partnerships, as well as outreach and public awareness efforts for education organizations and advocacy efforts.

Ms. Cronin has also done fundraising for an education advocacy organization. After working on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act from within the higher education community, she worked with the US Department of Education on crucial training for federal student aid professionals. During her tenure at a corporate foundation investing in K-12 education, Ms. Cronin forged partnerships with national education associations, state education agencies, administrators, and teachers.

At Washington Partners, Ms. Cronin’s work focuses on STEM education and higher education policy, as well as K-12 education more broadly, including teacher preparation and professional development issues.

Ms. Cronin holds a B.A. in economics from Virginia Tech, with a minor in political science.