Mr. Oglesby is Chairman of BKSH & Associates. A renowned public affairs and political strategist, he has held senior positions in the George W. Bush and Reagan administrations, as well as in the U.S. Congress and state governments. The former deputy chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan, he most recently served as the chief of staff to United States Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick. Mr. Oglesby was also Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs for President Reagan. In the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked as a minority counsel for the House Commerce Committee, and as an executive assistant to Congressman Ed Madigan (R-IL). An Illinois native, Mr. Oglesby served as an assistant to Governor Richard Ogilvie, and later was deputy director of the State of Illinois’ Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Oglesby has also held several senior positions in the private sector, including senior vice president for Government and International Relations for RJR Nabisco, president of the Association of American Railroads and chief operating officer of the public affairs firm Cassidy & Associates. He also previously served as chairman of Oglesby Properties in Houston, Texas.