Galen Reser

Galen Reser is a Partner in the firm and focuses primarily on tax, trade and corporate governance issues.  Galen represents various clients and brings with him to C2 GROUP over thirty years of experience in government and government affairs.

Prior to joining C2 GROUP, Galen served as Vice President-Washington for PepsiCo, Inc. for nearly twenty years.  During his tenure there, he was the principal contact with the federal government on matters of public policy and was responsible for managing corporate advocacy efforts supporting the company’s position on legislation relating to food safety, nutrition, environmental, labor, corporate governance and tax issues.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Conference of State Legislatures Foundation, and the Congressional Awards Foundation.

Prior to his arrival at PepsiCo, Galen was Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the US Department of Transportation.  He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush and confirmed unanimously by the US Senate.  He was responsible for Congressional, Intergovernmental and Consumer Affairs for the department with over 105,000 employees and a $24 billion annual budget.  Galen had direct management responsibility for over 40 professional and support staff.  He served as principal advisor to the Secretary of Transportation on issues as they related to the Congress and state and local governments.  Galen was the Secretary’s voting alternate to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

From 1985 to 1988, Galen was the Director of the State of Illinois Washington Office under Governor Jim Thompson.  In this capacity, he served as a member of the Governor’s official cabinet.  He was the Governor’s principal liaison with the National Governor’s Association.

From 1979 to 1985, Galen served as the Legislative Director to US Senator Charles H. Percy (R-IL).  He was the Senator’s principal domestic advisor on all legislative issues and votes.

Galen is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He currently resides in Chevy Chase, MD and is married with one son.

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