Paul Reagan to Rejoin McGuireWoods Consulting In Federal Government Relations Leadership Role

March 5, 2018

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Served as Chief of Staff for Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Jim Webb

Paul J. Reagan, who served as chief of staff to Virginia’s former Gov.Terry McAuliffe and former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, is returning to McGuireWoodsConsulting, filling a leadership role in its highly acclaimed FederalGovernment Relations Practice.

As senior vice president and director of federal government relations,Reagan will work closely with Frank Donatelli, executive vice president anddirector of federal public affairs. He will assist clients with mattersbefore Congress and federal executive branch and regulatory agencies.

Reagan will also team up with MWC president and CEO Jim Hodges onMcGuireWoods Consulting’s Multi-State Practice, with a primary focus oninvolving the nation’s governors. Additionally, he will work on clientmatters at the state and local level in Virginia.

“There are few people with Paul Reagan’s breadth of experience in state andfederal policy issues. His keen insight into how government works at alllevels will be invaluable to our clients. I am delighted to welcome Paulback to McGuireWoods Consulting,” said Hodges, a former governor of SouthCarolina.

McAuliffe appointed Reagan to lead his staff shortly after his 2013election as Virginia governor and remained in the role until McAuliffe’sterm ended in January. From 2006 through 2012, Reagan headed Webb’s Senateoffice staff in Washington.

“You would be hard pressed to find anyone with greater firsthand knowledgefrom either a policy or process standpoint than Paul has on Capitol Hill orin statehouses,” said Donatelli, who served in President Ronald Reagan’sadministration. “He works well across party lines, giving our clients anenormous advantage as we help them achieve their business goals.”

Between those two chief-of-staff roles, Reagan was a senior advisor forMcGuireWoods Consulting in 2013. His first tour at MWC was as a senior vicepresident beginning in May 2005 after he had served as communicationsdirector for then-Gov. Mark Warner. Previously, Reagan had worked fornearly two decades on the staffs of four U.S. House members from Virginia,including L.F. Payne, now a McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor and itsimmediate past president and CEO. Reagan also briefly served as counsel tothe House Science Subcommittee.

“From his senior roles with Senator Webb, Governors McAuliffe and Warner,and his years in the House, Paul has a wealth of relationships not justwith elected leaders but also among national business and industry leaders,especially in Virginia,” said McGuireWoods Consulting chairman Mark Bowles.

Reagan said he was “happy to be coming home.”

“McGuireWoods Consulting has always delivered excellent results for clientsover its 20 years and has greatly expanded those capabilities in the pastfew years,” he said.