Abbie Sorrendino is a Principal at PSW, working with a variety of clients on issues relating to appropriations, tax policy, financial services, healthcare, defense, transportation and infrastructure, and election administration.
Prior to joining Public Strategies Washington in 2023, Sorrendino served as Chief of Staff – and previously Legislative Director – for Congressman Joseph D. Morelle (D-NY). As Chief of Staff, she was the Congressman’s senior-most adviser in D.C. on policy and political matters, having previously overseen a diverse legislative agenda including financial services, transportation, infrastructure, campaign finance reform, and government oversight as Legislative Director. She advised Rep. Morelle on procedures related to his assignment to the House Rules Committee, along with other key committee assignments, including the Armed Services and the Appropriations panels. During the 2022 mid-terms, she served as a key political and fundraising adviser to Rep. Morelle’s re-election campaign, helping to break fundraising benchmarks and secure victory despite difficult state and national trends.
From 2012 to 2018, Sorrendino was a longtime aide to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY). While on the Committee, she was responsible for a portfolio spanning Legislative Branch oversight, election administration, and the 2013 and 2017 presidential inaugurations. Her role uniquely encompassed engagement with the entirety of the Senate – liaising with senior staffers for each Senate office.
From 2009 to 2012, she served as Director of D.C. Scheduling for Senator Schumer, working closely with the Chief of Staff and other senior staffers as a key operational adviser on the Senator’s policy and political agenda. Before her career on Capitol Hill, Sorrendino served as a staffer on Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign for President and previously was an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Syracuse, N.Y.
A native of Upstate New York, Sorrendino holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Le Moyne College in Syracuse and an M.A. in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston.