WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington Council Ernst & Young (WCEY) announced today that Robert J. Schellhas ("Bob") will join its legislative group in Washington, D.C. as a Principal. Schellhas most recently served as the Managing Director and Head of Federal Government Affairs in the Washington, D.C. Global Government Affairs office for Citigroup, Inc.
Schellhas has had a distinguished career in Washington including having served as Deputy Chief of Staff to current Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), Communications Director and Senior Legislative Assistant to current House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), and Chief of Staff and Trade Advisor to then-Congressman (now Senator) Rob Portman (R-OH).
"Bob brings a wealth of political, Congressional and corporate experience to the group," said Gary Gasper of WCEY. "Bob joins the recent additions to the WCEY team including Wes Coulam (prior experience includes senior positions for Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Adam Francis (who joined WCEY from a senior position with Cong. Pat Tiberi (R-OH)."
"Many of us have worked for years with Bob when he served on Capitol Hill and as a client at Citigroup. We're thrilled to have him join Ernst & Young and the WCEY group," said Nick Giordano of WCEY. "His policy strengths and political savvy will be terrific assets for our clients."
Prior to Citigroup, Schellhas was the Vice President of Federal Relations for the American Council of Life Insurers, representing the Washington interests of more than 400 domestic and global life insurance companies.
Schellhas got his start in politics 25 years ago with then-Congressman Bill Schuette, who is now Michigan's Attorney General.
Schellhas, a native of Clare, Michigan, holds a BS in Political Science and Economics from Central Michigan University.
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