Wade's Profile

Wade Heck is a Government Relations professional in Maynard Cooper’s Government Solutions Practice Group with over three decades of experience in Washington shaping and executing federal lobbying strategies and guiding policy through the legislative process. His practice focuses primarily on defense, space, and energy programs.

Most recently, Wade served as the Director of Government Relations for a multi-billion dollar corporation that manufactures nuclear components to support the Navy’s submarine and aircraft carrier programs. He was also involved with the Department of Energy’s national security programs, advanced nuclear technologies, and NASA’s Nuclear Thermal Propulsion program for the deep-space mission. Prior to that, Wade served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Terry Everett (AL-02) pursuing policy and legislative initiatives through the House Armed Services, Intelligence, and Agriculture committees. Wade began his career on the Hill as a member of the legislative staff for Rep. Bill Dickinson (AL-02) who was the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee. Wade later served as a professional staff member on the House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, focusing on Navy shipbuilding and weapons programs.

Wade received his BA in Political Science from McDaniel College and completed the Washington Representative Program at George Washington University.

Wade Heck is a Government Relations professional working with Maynard Cooper and is not an attorney.

  • McDaniel College
    • (B.A., Political Science)