Cole Kline
Senior Associate

Government Affairs Intern, National Small Business Association

Intern, Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26)

Enterprise Strategies and Measurements Intern, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


Cole is a senior associate at Hamilton Place Strategies, where he assists corporate and non-profit clients in the fields of economic development, finance, and transportation in advancing their policy objectives through strategic, data-driven communications.

Prior to joining HPS, Cole interned with the National Small Business Association, a small-business advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. He supported the government affairs team by researching and writing topical news articles, congressional letters of support, and press releases. Cole has also served as an intern for Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26), conducting constituent service operations and drafting issue-oriented responses in both the member’s district and Capitol Hill offices. Cole most recently worked as an enterprise strategies and measurements intern at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, helping measure corporate progress towards strategic goals.

A proud native of Buffalo, NY, Cole graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a B.B.A. in Business, Economics, Public Policy, and Political Science.