Top House Democratic Aide “Chay” English Joins BGR Group


November 18, 2020 – BGR Group, one of Washington’s premier bipartisan lobbying and public relations firms, today announced that Cachavious “Chay” English, Chief of Staff for Representative Terri Sewell (D-AL), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, will be joining the firm as a vice president in early December.

As one of Rep. Sewell’s key advisors, Chay 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. At BGR, Chay will focus on financial services, tax and health care policies.

“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.”

“We are thrilled to have Chay join our bipartisan team at BGR,” said Jonathan Mantz, Co-Head of BGR’s Commerce, Infrastructure & Energy Practice and the leader of the firm’s Democratic outreach. “Chay will be a tremendous asset to BGR as we help our clients navigate the new parameters on Capitol Hill.”

“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 said. “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.”

“BGR is expanding in new and exciting ways and Chay is an excellent addition to our already outstanding team,” said Bob Wood, CEO of BGR Group. “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 is originally from Selma, Alabama. He received a degree in African and African American Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he was also a recipient of the Michigan Scholars Award. He represented the university abroad at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. After graduation, he 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. Chay received his J.D. and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2010.

In the latest BGR Views, BGR PR Vice President Jo Maney introduces the BGR team’s newest member, Chay English.