Steve Rauschenberger

Prior to founding the firm, Rauschenberger served for fifteen years in the Illinois State Senate, holding various leadership positions, including Assistant Republican Leader and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Steve is immediate past president of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), where he also served as co-chair of the Taskforce on Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce. He represented the organization throughout the United States and internationally; concluding two cooperative agreements between NCSL and regional parliaments in Europe, and leading a senior delegation to India.

Steve served as faculty instructor to the Algerian Parliament for the U.S. State Department Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). And assisted in a survey of the Niger and Senegal parliaments as part of a MEPI initiative.

Prior to his tenure in government, Rauschenberger was president of Ackemann Brothers, Inc., which owned and operated three retail furniture stores. Before taking that position he was a partner in the Rauschenberger Furniture Company, a third generation family furniture retail business.

A graduate of the College of William & Mary with a BBA, Steve serves on a number of professional and legislative boards.