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Lindsay Fryer
President and Founding Principal

As the founder of Lodestone DC, Lindsay Fryer works with organizations at the national, State, and local level to develop, improve, and implement policy and advocacy strategies. Lindsay has a strong grasp of Federal legislative and regulatory processes to masterfully affect policy change. Her policy expertise includes Federal education, workforce, research, and other social services issues, both from an authorizing and appropriations perspective.

Before founding Lodestone DC, Lindsay worked at a top lobbying firm supporting the development and execution of the Federal policy agendas for clients including major businesses and corporations, membership associations, philanthropy, and researchers. She secured numerous policy and funding wins for clients by building bipartisan consensus for ideas both on Capitol Hill and across several Administrations.

On Capitol Hill, Lindsay served as a senior education policy advisor to former Chairman Lamar Alexander on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee. She was responsible for managing, developing, and carrying out the Committee’s legislative agenda for issues including elementary and secondary education; teacher preparation in higher education; research; and student privacy. She served as principal negotiator for the Chairman on S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95). 

Prior to serving on HELP, Lindsay served as a professional staff member on the U.S. House Committee on Education & the Workforce. She was responsible for developing policy proposals, staffing Congressional hearings, drafting and negotiating legislation, and securing stakeholder support for a large range of issues.

Lindsay also previously worked at the American Institutes for Research. Her work included managing tasks on two large-scale randomized field trials. Lindsay also provided research and consulting services to State, district, and school leaders on high school dropout prevention issues and helped develop an Early Warning System tool to identify students at risk of high school dropout. She has authored several reports on these topics.

Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English with a minor in special education from Boston College. She also holds a master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University.

To get in touch with Lindsay, email her at

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