Paul Kalchbrenner | Partner
Mr. Kalchbrenner has represented municipalities, quasi-governmental, and private sector entities for nearly 15 years. He has broad experience in numerous areas of law and policy, with a focus on environmental compliance, transportation, green energy and technology, and federal funding for all types of infrastructure, economic development, and research supported by the federal government. Mr. Kalchbrenner utilizes this knowledge and experience to help clients work with the federal government, identify solutions and funding opportunities, and execute strategies to achieve success via legislative authorizations, appropriations, and grant funding. Mr. Kalchbrenner has worked in both the U.S. Senate and federal agencies, and has developed an in-depth knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process which accompanies an extensive network of contacts within both the Congress and executive branch.
Mr. Kalchbrenner has been especially involved with the delegations from both Kansas and Missouri. In addition to representing numerous clients in both states, Mr. Kalchbrenner is a past Chairman and current member of the Missouri-Kansas Forum, a non-partisan group that meets regularly with members and senior staff of the two delegations to discuss federal policy.
Steve Schultz | Partner
Mr. Schultz has built his practice focused on sound policy arguments, subject matter expertise and creating funding opportunities for clients. Mr. Schultz has served a host of clients in the arenas of homeland security, alternative energy, information technology, telecommunications, defense and federal procurement.
Mr. Schultz joined EnGage from Avaya, Inc. where he represented the leading Voice Over IP (VOIP) communications provider before Congress and managed a nationwide network of local Avaya lobbyists. At the State and Federal levels, he focused Avaya’s government affairs work on finding and creating new business opportunities.
Prior to Avaya, Mr. Schultz was a director at Rapiscan Systems, where he oversaw the securing of multi-million dollar contracts with the company’s key cargo security client, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as well as provided technical expertise on cargo and transportation security to Capitol Hill on behalf of the company.
He began his association with Rapiscan years earlier as a lobbyist with Jefferson Consulting Group (JCG), serving a host of homeland security, municipalities, IT, transportation and defense clients. Prior to JCG, Steve worked as a Professional Staff Member to Senator Connie Mack (R-FL) on the Joint Economic Committee.
Rafe Morrissey | Senior Vice President for Government Relations
Mr. Morrissey manages legislative and public policy issues on behalf of a number of the firm’s clients. Mr. Morrissey joined the firm from Evans Capitol Group, public policy firm specializing in representing corporate, trade association and non-profit clients. Mr. Morrissey served clients primarily in the areas of postal affairs, consumer privacy and regulatory matters. Most recently, Mr. Morrissey was retained to serve as Postal Affairs Manager for the Greeting Card Association. He began his career working for the Washington, D.C. based law firm, Wiley, Rein & Fielding, as a legal assistant specializing in medical insurance fraud litigation. Mr. Morrissey is a recipient of the American Business Media 2007 Thomas W. Tully award for Outstanding Government Service.
Mr. Morrissey is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned a BA Degree in History.