Ray Bucheger has more than a decade of experience in Washington, D.C. Ray worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), as well as in the Washington, D.C. office of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, before moving to the private sector, where he currently represents the interests of Fortune 500 companies, public and non-profit entities, and regional, national and international organizations.
Ray is a partner at FBB Federal Relations, where he focuses on Federal lobbying, and at the Pioneer Group, a full-service public affairs company that offers a full suite of services, including local/community organizing; municipal, state and Federal lobbying; labor relations; and strategic communications and media strategy, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Drawing on his diverse experience and extensive contacts at the White House, throughout the Executive Branch, and on Capitol Hill, Ray guides his clients through a wide range of issue areas, including energy, infrastructure, surface and maritime transportation, transit, taxes, trade, defense, homeland security, and tribal issues. Ray achieves results by building multi-state, bi-partisan coalitions on and off Capitol Hill.
Ray earned his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science and a Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) at Marquette University. During his time at Marquette, Ray acquired a solid grounding in economic theory and the working knowledge of advanced quantitative methods, developing practical skills he uses to solve real problems confronting business and government.