Loren K. Aho

Policy Advisor

Loren Aho brings more than five years of Capitol Hill experience to his policy advisor role within the Legislative and Government Affairs Practice Group. Loren has worked on all aspects of federal advocacy, including obtaining federal funding, legislative drafting, and administrative rulemaking. He advises clients on appropriations, defense, foreign affairs, transportation, space, financial services, homeland security, cybersecurity, agriculture, and education issues. Loren maintains strong bipartisan relationships with congressional representatives, senators, and their staffs. 

Prior to joining Venable, Loren served as a congressional advisor to the embassy of Finland. He worked with the Finnish ambassador, embassy staff, and members of Congress and their staffs in founding the Friends of Finland Caucus. A native of Michigan, Loren previously served as the chairperson of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Michigan Head Start Association. He advocated for and monitored legislation at both the federal and state levels and mobilized grassroots campaigns on legislative initiatives that impacted early childhood education. Loren was also the coordinator of a kindergarten through eighth grade after-school and summer program for five Michigan school districts with an annual budget of nearly one million dollars.

Loren is active in Virginia politics and has extensive campaign experience in grassroots advocacy, and volunteer recruitment and retention. He has worked on political campaigns in Michigan, New Hampshire, and Virginia.

Experience

Government Experience

  • Staff member, Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies
  • Staff member, Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency, Preparedness, Response and Communications
  • Staff member, United States House of Representatives, Office of Representative Bart T. Stupak (D-MI)

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Education

  • M.P.A. Northern Michigan University 2007
  • B.S. Northern Michigan University 2000