Anthony “A.J.” Ilardi serves as a Policy Analyst for Ferox Strategies, tracking legislation, researching federal funding opportunities, and summarizing policy on behalf of the firm’s clients.

A.J. comes to Ferox with a wealth of knowledge regarding congressional rules and procedures after gaining valuable experience first as a Legislative Intern with Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) and then as a Research Assistant for a federal lobbying firm. At the latter, he researched client issues and navigated the appropriations process including Congressionally Directed Spending and Community Project Funding requests.

A.J. additionally offers strong analysis and policy writing skills, having been published by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners in its “County Quarterly” with an exploration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s reauthorization process. Before this, he was published by the Lone Conservative, commenting on various political issues, and serving as its Director of Outreach.

Originally from New Jersey, A.J. graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies. Outside of work, he is an avid New York sports fan and loves to cheer on the Yankees and the Jets. He is also a little league umpire, officiating travel baseball games throughout northern New Jersey.