Paul Miller   |   Dave Wenhold   |   Ken Butler   |   Amanda Kadilak   |   Nicole Smith   |   Lawerence Muir   |   Mitchell Moonier

 

Education

University of Wisconsin Whitewater, 1991

B.S. Political Science

Professional Lobbying Certificate (PLC)

Boards

Chairman, Hoops For Youth Foundation

U.W.W. Deans Advisory Board

Fairfax Partnership For Youth

President, American League of Lobbyists 2005-2006

Chairman, Virginia Small Business Partnership

Awards

Hoops For Youth Foundation Hall of Fame

St. Catherine's Hall of Fame for Volunteerism

President's Call to Service Award

Paul A. Miller

Chairman & CEO

Healthcare
Government Contracting
Transportation
Small Business

3930 Walnut Street
Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22030

T: (703) 383-1330
F: (703) 383-1332
W: www.mwcapitol.com
pmiller@mwcapitol.com



Paul was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he received his B.S. in Political Science. Paul spent his senior year interning for former U.S. Congressman Les Aspin.

Currently, Paul is a founding partner in the Government Affairs firm Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC.

In 2005 Paul was elected the youngest President of the American League of Lobbyists, the national association representing the lobbying profession.

Paul has vast experience in the lobbying profession and in January of 2006, he introduced the first lobbying certificate program for the profession. A program designed to help lobbyists keep pace with the profession and its standards.

He led the successful fight to bring about changes to the electronic filing system in the House of Representatives. These changes make it easier for lobbyists to comply and meet their obligations under federal law and allows the general public an opportunity to view lobbying reports online in real time.

Paul was also instrumental in shaping the debate on lobbying reform in 2006 and 2007. As chief spokesman and lobbyist for the profession, Paul met with leaders from both parties on the issue of reform. He has appeared before both the House and Senate and has appeared on most television programs educating the public on the issue of lobbying and proposed changes to the Lobbying Disclosure Act. He has been a tireless champion in the fight to protect every citizen’s right to petition their government through lobbying activities.

As a leader in his profession, Paul has traveled abroad to talk with foreign leaders about their efforts to implement lobbying rules and regulations. He has met with leaders from Peru, Indonesia, Great Britain, Brazil, Viet Nam, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Scandinavia, Poland, and Japan.

He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, ABC News, C-Span, CNN, MSNBC, The News Hour with Jim Lehr, and Lou Dobbs discussing ethics and transparency issues.

In addition to his professional life, Paul believes that giving back to the community is an important part of any business. That is why in 1999 Paul created the Hoops for Youth Foundation, which pits members of Congress vs. lobbyists each year in an effort to raise money for children's charities in the Washington, D.C. area. To date the Foundation has raised over $650,000 for local kids.

Additionally, Paul is the co-founder of the Virginia Small Business Partnership, which is a statewide policy group focused on the needs of small businesses.

Paul currently serves on his alma maters Deans Advisory Board at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. And, in 2010 was named to the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Partnership For Youth.

He is married to his wife Amy and they have two daughters Taylor and Alexis.


 

Education

Keene State College, 1990

B.A. Political Science

Professional Lobbying Certificate (PLC)

Certified Association Executive (CAE)

Boards

President, American League of Lobbyists 2008-2010

American League of Lobbyists 2000-2010

Chairman, Capitol PurSuit Drive

MyDemocracy.com

Green Non Profits

Awards

President's Call to Service Award

ASAE Future Leader Award

Hoops For Youth Foundation Hall of Fame

Dave Wenhold, PLC, CAE

President

Appropriations
Education
Telecommunications
Association & Non-Profit Speciality
Grassroots & Grasstops

3930 Walnut Street
Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22030

T: (703) 927-1453
F: (703) 953-2266
W: www.mwcapitol.com
dwenhold@mwcapitol.com



Dave grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and received his B.A. in Political Science from Keene State College in New Hampshire. Dave then served as an aide for U.S. Senator Warren Rudman. After working for Rudman, he worked on many political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.

Dave took a position with the Direct Impact Company, a premier grassroots lobbying firm in Washington, which specializes in strategic planning, analysis, implementation and troubleshooting for legislative campaigns. Dave was responsible for over 75 grassroots campaigns during his four year tenure with the company and ran campaigns for many industries including defense, healthcare, manufacturing and private companies. These efforts resulted in billions of dollars for Direct Impact's clients.

Dave then became the Director of Government Relations and Public Policy at the National Court Reporters Association where he was successful in lobbying the Judicial Branch, the Executive Branch and worked with Congress to earmark tens of millions of dollars for the court reporting profession.

After leaving NCRA, he then co-founded Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies.

In addition to his work for his firm, Dave served as President of the American League of Lobbyists from 2008-2010, an association representing the lobbying community. He is the founder of the ALL Capitol PurSuit Drive that holds an annual clothing drive on Capitol Hill for those American's trying to re-enter the workforce. From 2004 through 2009, he was able to collect over 50,000 suits (valued at over $2.1 million) for fellow Americans from Members of Congress, the White House and the lobbying and association communities. He also is a frequent columnist for The Hill newspaper and writes articles pertaining to the lobbying and Hill communities.

Also, Dave served on the American Society of Association Executives Future Leaders Council as well as being a long term veteran for the Government Relations Council. He also was selected as one of ASAE's Future Leaders of America. For Dave's volunteer service with the Capitol PurSuit Drive, the President of the United States awarded Dave the "Call to Service" award which is the country's highest award for citizen volunteerism. In 2008, Dave was selected with three other lobbyists and named as one of the most effective association lobbyists in Washington by Association Trends.

Dave has appeared on television shows discussing lobbying and is often utilized as the "go-to" resource by media outlets like: AP, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The National Journal, The Hill, Roll Call, USAToday, Washington Post, Washington Times and numerous other papers and magazines.



 

Education

George Washington University, 1972

B.A. Political Science
M.B.A. Finance, 1979

Professional Lobbying Certificate (PLC)

Boards

Chairman, National Council for Public Private Partnerships

Chairman, Transportation Committee, Governor's Government Reform Commission (Virginia), 1993

Member, Transportation Planning Board, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1994-2004

Commissioner, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 1996-2004

Board of Trustees, Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.

Kenneth W. Butler

Partner

Transportation
Public Private Partnerships
Government Contracting

3930 Walnut Street
Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22030

T: (703) 383-1330
F: (703) 383-1332
W: www.mwcapitol.com
kbutler@cpiva.com



Ken was born and raised in Pennsylvania and came to Washington in 1968 to attend The George Washington University. He worked his way through college working part-time for the then Minority Leader of the United States Senate from Pennsylvania, Hugh Scott. After graduating Ken was offered a full-time position in the office and worked his way up to be a Legislative Assistant.

When Senator Scott retired in 1976, a second term Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bud Shuster, hired him as his Legislative Director. After leaving that position he lobbied for the American Consulting Engineers Council and served as the Pennsylvania Executive Director of the John Connally for President Campaign before returning to Washington and serving for four years as Congressman Bud Shuster’s Professional Staff person on the Surface Transportation Subcommittee of the then House Public Works and Transportation Committee. In that position, Ken learned the internal intricacies of writing and passing major transportation reauthorization and appropriations legislation.

With that experience, Mr. Butler was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 as the Associate Administrator for Budget and Policy to the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) [now known as The Federal Transit Administration]. In that position he took the lead in pushing for public private partnerships and established the Office of Private Sector Initiatives, which to this day, serves as a model for government working to involve the private sector in public transportation. During his tenure at UMTA Ken joined what is now known as the National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP). In 2009, Mr. Butler was elected President of the NCPPP, the only national organization that advocates for P3's and will serve as its Chairman until 2012.

1n 1987, Ken left the Administration and started CAPITAL PARTNERSHIPS Inc, a government relations/transportation consulting firm, which successfully worked to assist clients in identifying federal capital resources for over $2.2 billion in project needs. In 2011, CPI merged with Miller Wenhold Capitol Strategies to enhance and expand its service to its growing list of clients.

Ken has been married to Colleen for nearly thirty years and has two grown sons, Chase and Matthew.



 

Education

Randolph-Macon College, 2003

B.A. Political Science and International Relations

Professional Lobbying Certificate (PLC)

Amanda Kadilak

Senior Associate

Transportation



3930 Walnut Street
Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22030

T: (703) 383-1330
F: (703) 383-1332
W: www.mwcapitol.com
akadilak@mwcapitol.com



Senior Associate Amanda Kadilak tracks developments in Congress by attending Congressional hearings and monitoring legislation. Amanda has experience navigating the intricacies of the offices of Members and of the committee staff, and has arranged a number of very successful and productive high-level meetings for clients.

With a strong background in writing, she prepares concise, issue-based briefs and broader legislative reports, as well as periodic newsletters, official correspondence, and more. She also researches other areas of client interest and responds to client inquiries.

Prior to joining CAPITAL PARTNERSHIPS (VA), Inc., Ms. Kadilak worked in the D.C. office of the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton as a primary proofreader and legal assistant, where she strengthened skills in research and writing.

Ms. Kadilak interned for two summers at the U.S. Department of State Headquarters, at the Office of European and Eurasian Affairs, in Washington, D.C. She worked on foreign policy matters, official correspondence, state events, Congressional confirmation hearings and daily operations.

Amanda graduated with honors from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA with degrees in Political Science and International Relations. Amanda has earned her Professional Lobbying Certification (PLC) from the American League of Lobbyists.



 

Education

Salisbury University, 2010

B.A. in Psychology and Sociology

George Mason University, 2014

Masters of Public Policy

Nicole Smith

Junior Associate

Healthcare



3930 Walnut Street
Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22030

T: (703) 383-1330
F: (703) 383-1332
W: www.mwcapitol.com
nsmith@mwcapitol.com



Nicole is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but attended school in Southern Maryland. While in school she volunteered her time running summer basketball camps and coached girls basketball and soccer for the local Middle School and High School. She completed her undergrad at Salisbury University on the eastern shore of Maryland, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Psychology and Sociology.

After completing an internship with the U.S Senate, where she learned about the legislative process and policy advocacy, Nicole decided to pursue a career in politics and government affairs.

Nicole received her Masters of Public Policy degree from George Mason University specializing in health and education policy. During her graduate studies Nicole developed her research and writing skills by completing an extensive research paper examining social policy, which was submitted for publishing.

Nicole currently serves as Miller/Wenhold’s newest associate and is eager to delve deeper into the public policy arena.



 

Education

J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2003

B.A. Washington & Jefferson College, 2000
Economics, magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa

Member Virginia State Bar

Faculty

Adjunct Professor of Law, Cyber Crimes:

Washington & Lee University School of Law
Spring 2012, Fall 2012

Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary
Fall 2012

Boards

The Podium Foundation

Lawrence Muir

Legal Strategic Advisor





3930 Walnut Street
Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22030

T: (703) 383-1330
F: (703) 383-1332
W: www.mwcapitol.com
chipmuir@gmail.com



Lawrence L. "Chip" Muir, Jr. was born and raised in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Washington & Jefferson College, a small liberal arts college in western Pennsylvania. During his time at W&J, Chip majored in economics and enrolled in courses through the innovative Entrepreneurial Studies Program, learning how to start, fund, and plan businesses. He graduated magna cum laude, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and was a member of two varsity sports teams. He spent his summers working at a brokerage house and a capital markets group, analyzing business trends for investment possibilities and debt offerings.

After graduation from W&J in 2000, Chip enrolled at Washington & Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, his grandmother's birthplace. He took a number of tax classes and courses on corporations and partnerships. He spent his summers as a summer associate at one of the nation's largest law firms. On top of the challenging course load, Chip participated in moot court competitions, negotiations competitions, and was an assistant coach for W&L's track team.

Chip became a member of the Virginia bar in 2003 and began working for a small law firm where he focused on trust and estate work. He learned of an opportunity to become an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Lexington and Rockbridge County, and spent almost four years prosecuting criminal cases. He prosecuted all levels of crime, from traffic infractions to serious felony offense in the Circuit Court. In February 2008, Chip moved to Richmond. He was hired by then Attorney General (now Governor) Bob McDonnell to be a prosecutor in the Computer Crime Section. He prosecuted and led investigations into all manners of computer crimes. He was sworn in as a Special Assistant United States Attorney to prosecute child exploitation offenses in federal courts.

While in the Computer Crime Section, Chip began to study the threats that cyber attacks and cyber crimes posed to businesses and to national security. He organized a national conference for Assistant Attorneys General to discuss cyber security issues that state governments might face. As a result of that conference, Chip was offered a position as an Adjunct Professor of Law to teach a seminar on cyber crimes at Washingon & Lee University School of Law. He is now an adjunct professor at both W&L and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William & Mary. He has provided media commentary on a number of cyber issues to national news outlets, including Fox News and US News and World Report.

After serving in that position for four and a half years, Chip left the Office of the Attorney General to start his own law firm. Chip is active in his community. He is a member of the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, the Party's governing body. He also serves on the Republican committees in Richmond and the Third Congressional District. In addition to the teaching jobs and political activities, he also serves on the advisory board of the Podium Foundation, a Richmond non-profit that helps students develop their creative writing skills through participation in writing clubs. He enjoys exercise and is an avid weight lifter.



 

Education

University of Missouri, 2015

B.A. Political Science and Communication

University of Missouri, 2017

Masters of Public Affairs

Mitchell Moonier

Policy Analyst





Consumer Protection
Healthcare
Transportation

3930 Walnut Street
Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22030

T: (703) 383-1330
F: (703) 383-1332
W: www.mwcapitol.com
MMoonier@mwcapitol.com



Mitchell grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. While at Mizzou, he became involved in the political arena just down the highway in Jefferson City, working for multiple state legislators from his home district. It was during this time that Mitchell was approached for a position on the Jefferson County Veterans Memorial committee as a fundraiser. As an advocate interacting with multiple members of Congress, Mitchell decided it was time to make the jump to Washington D.C. During his junior year, he was selected as a university Congressional Scholar and served as an intern for Congressman Lacy Clay of Missouri's 1st District where he wrote speeches, improved upon his healthcare and transportation expertise, and provided supporting materials during the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's IRS investigation in 2013.

After returning from Washington D.C., Mitchell expanded on his public policy experience as an intern for the University of Missouri System's office of government relations. While there, he assisted legislative efforts for securing capital improvement funding and increasing state appropriations to the university amid tight budget constraints.

In 2017, Mitchell received his Masters of Public Affairs from the Harry S Truman School at the University of Missouri where he submitted research on fundraising trends within higher education

In addition to his legislative experience, Mitchell has served as a social media specialist for multiple grassroots organizations, as well as local, state, and Congressional campaigns.