- Managing Director
- Strategic Communications
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- B.A., Yale University
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
- Strategic Communications
Becky Halkias is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Strategic Communications practice and is based in Washington, DC.
As a senior member of the firm’s Public Affairs team, Ms. Halkias advises executive teams, boards of directors and senior decision-makers on public policy issues that pose opportunities and challenges to their organizations' enterprise values. Ms. Halkias specializes in bipartisan federal and state legislative strategies, for a wide range of clients, industries and issues. She has expertise in health care, appropriations, economic development, education and tax.
Ms. Halkias is part of C2 GROUP, a highly regarded bipartisan government relations and lobbying firm, which was acquired by FTI Consulting in 2013.
Ms. Halkias has worked in government and the private sector in Washington for the past twenty-five years; during that time she has held several high level positions in the Executive Branch, Congress and at the state level. Ms. Halkias served Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of his Washington, DC office. Later, when Governor Ridge became the first Homeland Security advisor to the President, Ms. Halkias served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs for Homeland Security.
During her tenure as Deputy Chief of Staff for Federal Affairs for the Governor, Ms. Halkias worked with the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation on a number of important issues, including Medicaid Disproportionate Share Funding, clean air issues, appropriations for Pennsylvania state agencies and other special projects.
Ms. Halkias has worked also for two Democratic Pennsylvania Members of Congress on many issues, including their committee assignments, the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Ms. Halkias has represented clients and worked in government on issues of health care and tax since the 1980s. Her clients have included a teaching hospital and a university, medical schools, community hospitals, the National Coalition of Public Health Care Dentists and PhRMA.
Additionally, in Washington she has represented life science start-ups, small entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies and seaports. Ms. Halkias works closely with many of the nation’s governors on issues ranging from pharmaceuticals to energy.
Ms. Halkias received her BA from Yale University and a JD from Georgetown Law Center.