Personnel update: Terri Sewell’s chief of staff Chay English to joining BGR Group

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As first reported in today’s Politico Huddle newsletter, Cachavious “Chay” English will be joining the BGR Group as a vice president in early December. He will focus on financial services, tax, and health care policies. English is currently chief of staff to Rep. Terri Sewell and was responsible for managing the staff, advising on issues, and implementing legislative strategies.

BGR Group is a bipartisan lobbying firm that offers a wide array of practice areas, including Democratic and Republican experts. The firm was founded in 1991 by Haley Barbour and Ed Rogers

In a BGR press release, Bob Wood, CEO of BGR Group, commented, “BGR is expanding in new and exciting ways and Chay is an excellent addition to our already outstanding team. There is no question there will be great deal of action in the House next year. Chay’s experience and insights will help our clients navigate those dynamics. We welcome Chay and look forward to having him at BGR.”

“Chay has been a valued member of my team and has done tremendous work on behalf of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District and the Democratic Caucus,” Representative Sewell stated. “He is hard working, politically astute, and always focused on getting the job done. Chay will be missed on our staff, and I am confident he will do great things in his future endeavors.”

English is originally from Selma, Alabama. He received a degree in African and African American Studies from the University of Michigan. He received his J.D. from the University of Alabama and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2010.

“I am very excited to join the outstanding team at BGR,” English said. “BGR has a proven track record of serving its clients with the best possible insights and proven results. The new political landscape in Washington will demand collaboration and thinking outside the box. I look forward to sharing my perspective from my House tenure with BGR’s clients and helping them achieve their goals.”