Paul Gay, Vice President, has been helping clients negotiate the federal budget process to shape and secure future funding opportunities, as a government affairs and marketing specialist, since 2008. Paul’s specific focus areas are clean energy, technology, and climate change.
Prior to joining SMI, Paul served as a senior staff member for three Members of Congress, including as Deputy Legislative Director for Senator Robert C. Byrd, Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep. Brian Baird, and Legislative Director for Rep. Rick Boucher. In these roles, Paul worked on projects and issues related to agriculture, defense, energy and climate change, space, telecommunications, and transportation. Paul also helped to secure federal appropriations for technology research and development programs, infrastructure projects, and economic development efforts.
Paul holds a B.S. in Political Science from Radford University and an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.