Cachavious “Chay” English, a Vice President at BGR Group, focuses his work on financial services, healthcare and tax issues. He assists clients with engaging Congress and the Administration on issues related to the nation’s banking, capital markets and housing sectors, understanding the complexity of the US tax code, and promoting critical advancements in healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Chay joined BGR after nearly a decade of working and advocating on Capitol Hill for bipartisan solutions and legislation that promote economic development, social equity and innovation.
Chay most recently served as Chief of Staff for Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), a senior Member of the House Ways and Means Committee. As one of Rep. Sewell’s key advisors, he was responsible for managing the staff, advising on issues, implementing legislative strategies and managing Rep. Sewell’s duties as Chief Deputy Whip. He also managed her involvement in the Congressional Black Caucus and New Dem Coalition.
During his tenure on Capitol Hill, Chay advised on issues related to financial services, taxation, trade, intelligence, commerce, healthcare and foreign affairs. This included working closely with local and national industry leaders to help drastically improve and pass the US Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, assisting in drafting and introducing legislation to extend and expand the new market tax credit to help incentivize investments in rural and distressed communities, and working with key national civic organizations and leaders in drafting and passing HR 4, John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
Chay is originally from Selma, Al and received his BA degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After graduation, Chay attended the University of Alabama School of Law where he was active in the National Black Law Students Association and the Trial Advocacy Competition Team. He received his JD and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2010.