Steve Eichenauer is a principal at PSW, where he manages the firm’s government relations practice and directs the development of lobbying strategy on behalf of our clients, with a particular focus on international trade, financial services, appropriations, agriculture, energy and environment, and health care.
From 1999 to 2005, Eichenauer served as Legislative Assistant and Appropriations Manager for U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI). He developed the Senator’s local, state, and national appropriations requests and managed the Senator's Appropriations Committee responsibilities. Eichenauer also served as senior advisor to Senator Reed in the areas of energy, environment, agriculture, science and technology, homeland security, and commercial fisheries.
Prior to joining Senator Reed’s staff, Eichenauer served as international trade lobbyist and senior policy analyst at PSW for nearly four years, working closely with the Economic Ministry of Mexico and PSW’s other corporate and governmental clients. From 1989 to 1993, Eichenauer served as Program Officer at the Texas International Education Consortium, where he directed academic and professional training programs for business people and educators from Latin America and Asia.
Eichenauer received his Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and received a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs in 1995. Eichenauer is fluent in Spanish.