AIC Staff

President and CEO

Drew Maloney is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Investment Council (AIC).  The AIC is an advocacy and resource organization that represents the private equity industry and promotes the industry’s successful record of investing in every state across our country.

Prior to joining AIC, Maloney served as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs.  Unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he served as the principal liaison between Treasury and Congress.  In this role, he worked on a range of major issues including the passage of the first major tax reform effort in more than three decades, financial services reform, foreign investment reforms, trade policy, and sanctions. Maloney received Treasury’s Distinguished Service Award for his achievements and leadership.

Prior to Maloney’s appointment to the Treasury Department, he served as a corporate officer and Vice President of Government and External Affairs for Hess Corporation, a global independent energy company. Maloney led international, federal, and state government affairs, communications, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Earlier in his career, Maloney was CEO of Ogilvy Government Relations, a prominent bipartisan government affairs firm. Maloney was a founder of the advocacy firm that was purchased by Ogilvy (a WPP company).

Maloney is recognized as a leading government affairs expert, with more than 25 years of experience in both the public and the private sectors.  He has held senior positions for several congressmen including members of the House Leadership.  He also served as a senior advisor to several presidential campaigns and advised on presidential transition efforts for legislative affairs.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Randolph-Macon College and a J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.

Maloney is active in his community. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the Smithsonian Institution. He serves on the board of directors for the Meridian International Center and is a member of the Washington gold chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He was a member of the Board of Trustees at Randolph-Macon College. Maloney has served on the Cleveland Park Historical Society Board and the Development Committee for Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.

Senior Management

Brad Bailey serves as Vice President for Government Affairs. Most recently, he served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Previously, he worked for O’Rourke & Nappi, LLP as an attorney focusing on legislative and regulatory matters. Earlier in his career, he served on Capitol Hill for Speakers Paul Ryan (R-WI) and John Boehner (R-OH), and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH).

He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University, and his LL.M. in Taxation and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Jason Mulvihill currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for the American Investment Council. As Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Mulvihill has responsibility for legislative, regulatory, and international matters considered by the AIC. He oversees the AIC’s Regulatory Committee, Tax Committee, General Counsels Committee and the Chief Compliance Officers Working Group.

Before joining the AIC, Mulvihill served as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for Senator John Ensign (R-NV). In this capacity, Mulvihill was responsible for tax and trade issues before the Senate Finance Committee. He was one of the principal Republican staff who crafted the bipartisan renewable energy tax credit legislation that was signed into law in 2008. In early 2009, he developed and secured enactment of cancellation of debt income legislation.  Mulvihill also helped to prevent changes in the tax treatment of carried interest, publicly traded partnerships, and deferral.

Mulvihill joined Senator Ensign’s staff after serving as Senior Counsel for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Before working on Capitol Hill, Mulvihill was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C., practicing antitrust law.

Mulvihill graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University, and received his law degree from Columbia University Law School. He is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars.

Emily Schillinger currently serves as Vice President of Public Affairs for the American Investment Council. In this role, she develops and leads the Council’s comprehensive communications and media affairs strategy.

Prior to joining the AIC, she served for over fifteen years at the highest levels of government at the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.

Most recently, she served as Communications Director of the House Ways and Means Committee where she advised members of the committee and led the committee’s communications strategy for the successful passage of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Before joining the Ways & Means Committee, Schillinger served as Press Secretary to Speaker of the House John Boehner. Prior to this, she served as Communications Director to U.S. Senator John Barrasso and the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

Earlier in her career, Schillinger served in the George W. Bush Administration as Press Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce and as Assistant Press Secretary at the White House.

She grew up in Columbus, Georgia and received her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University. She and her husband Ian live in Washington, D.C.


Marie Fenton currently serves as the Director of Membership and Events. In her role, she is responsible for the planning, production, and execution of all AIC events, as well as membership management and retention.

Prior to joining the AIC, Marie worked at Allied Capital Corporation, where she supported the valuations team. She was responsible for tracking the quarterly valuations review process as well as logistics and materials prepared for board meetings.

Marie began her career providing high-level administrative support in both the public and private sectors. Her responsibilities ranged from calendar and logistics management to budget oversight and expense reporting to project management and coordination. She has also provided logistics support and onsite coordination for events ranging from board meetings to national conferences.

Jamal Hagler serves as the Director of Research at the American Investment Council. In this role, he leads the AIC’s research department. Previously, Jamal served as Research Associate at the AIC. Prior to joining the AIC, Jamal served as a Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress, where he researched a range of policy issues.

Jamal earned his bachelor’s degree from Howard University.

Negra Husikić is the Director of Finance and Operations at the American Investment Council. In this role, she oversees the Council’s overall financial strategy and operating efficiency. Negra also serves as Secretary of the AIC Board of Directors.

Prior to joining the Council in 2014, she worked in accounting/finance for Groom Law Group and as a Personal Banker/Loan Officer for Bank of America.

Negra received her BA in International Politics from The Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State, Negra completed her BA in International Studies and BA in French and Francophone Studies in Paris, France. She holds a Certificate in Corporate Finance from Georgetown University.
Negra was born in Bosnia, grew up in Pittsburgh and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Mike Lukso serves as Director of Government Affairs at the American Investment Council. Prior to joining AIC, Lukso served as Legislative Director for Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), and advised the Congressman on policy issues before the Financial Services Committee. Earlier in his career, he worked for Rep. John Delaney (D-MD.), Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC), and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL).

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andrew Shult is the Digital Director for the American Investment Council. In this capacity, he directs content creation and drives online communications, advertising, and digital advocacy campaigns.

Prior to joining AIC, he served as Digital Director for Vice President Mike Pence, crafting messaging and content for online platforms. Previously, he created digital and creative content for Majority Whip Steve Scalise and the House Oversight Committee.

Andrew earned his BA in political science from the University of Richmond. He serves as a captain in the United States Army Reserve and lives in Washington, DC.

Maggie Sinclair serves as an Executive Assistant supporting Senior Management at the AIC.

Prior to joining the AIC she provided high level support to an education nonprofit, including events, and office management.

Maggie grew up in Ohio and received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.