Delbert Chenault Joins Clark Hill PLC as Director of Governmental Affairs

Jul 5, 2007

LANSING, MI –  Delbert (Del) Chenault has joined the Lansing office of Clark Hill PLC as Director of Governmental Affairs in the firm’s Government Practice Group.  Chenault brings more than 15 years of experience in legislative, political and public affairs to the firm, and has worked at the highest levels of local, state, and national government.

For the past five years, Chenault has been engaged as a multi-client lobbyist working on behalf of clients in the automotive, banking, pharmaceutical, IT and gaming industries on issues such as appropriations, taxation and regulation.

Prior to that position, Chenault worked in several different capacities on Governor John Engler’s staff, including Deputy Director for Public Affairs, Executive Appointments Director, and Special Assistant to the Governor.  He has also held various staff positions with Michigan Supreme Court justices, the Michigan State Senate, the Michigan State House and the United States President.

Chenault has vast political experience including managing campaigns, building PACs and grassroots coalitions. This includes creation and operation of a large state and federal PAC.

“We are very pleased to bring someone of Del’s caliber into the firm’s government practice group.  We are very confident that Del’s deep range of experience and knowledge in the public sector will be a strong asset to our firm,” said John Hern, Clark Hill CEO.

Chenault is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in political science and economics.

He is a resident of East Lansing where he lives with his wife, Jennifer, and 2 children, Julia and Nicholas.