Taylor English Decisions Announces Earl Ehrhart As CEO
New Team Combines Deep Policy and Legal Experience
ATLANTA, April 16, 2018 – Earl Ehrhart, retiring influential Cobb County state representative, today was named as the Chief Executive Officer for Taylor English Decisions LLC, a government strategies and business consulting firm that will provide clients with guidance on improved and innovative business operations. Trey Paris, Jonathan Crumly, and Daraka Satcher have also joined the practice.
Taylor English Decisions is an affiliate of Taylor English Duma LLP.
“The addition of a Government Affairs Practice to Taylor English Decisions will equip our clients with a better understanding of the complex and ever-changing world of government policy and regulation,” said Marc Taylor, a founding partner of Taylor English. “We are thrilled that Earl has joined our team to lead this venture alongside our roster of talented professionals, and know that the experience of Trey, Jonathan and Daraka round out our service offerings.”
Ehrhart joins the firm as CEO of Taylor English Decisions after serving for 30 years as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives on behalf of Cobb County. During his tenure in government, he chaired the House Rules Committee and oversaw Higher Education Appropriations. Ehrhart also served as the national chair and a 15-year board member for the American Legislative Exchange Council, where he helped provide legislative solutions for complex business and economic issues facing the state.
Previously announced in January, David Connell serves as a principal for the Business Consulting Practice of Taylor English Decisions. Connell previously served as chief executive officer and president of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. He was involved with the Chamber for 15 years, first as a board member, then as chairman and later as president and CEO. Connell completed a forty-year career at Southern Company before joining the Chamber as its president and CEO.
Trey Paris will lead Taylor English Decision's Government Affairs Practice. He joins from General Electric, where he served as the U.S. manager of state government affairs and policy functions. Prior to GE, Paris was a fourteen-year executive with The Coca-Cola Company. During his tenure he held various management roles in the public affairs arena, overseeing State Government Relations for the U.S., Shareowner Affairs, and Issues Management and Global Communications. He brings more than 30 years of experience in public affairs, government relations, corporate communications, shareholder relations and issue management.
As a principal in Taylor English Decisions, Crumly helps clients comply with government policies and regulations that affect their industries and bottom lines. He is a practicing attorney who offers legislative legal experience necessary to navigate successfully the ever changing political and regulatory environment.
Prior to joining Taylor English Decisions, Satcher was deputy assistant secretary for legislative and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Additionally, he spent nearly 10 years working in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
Taylor English Decisions LLC is a purpose-built business consulting and government relations firm. On the business consulting side, the firm works with senior management to improve operating efficiencies. On the government affairs side, the firm assists its clients in understanding the complex and ever-changing nature of public policy. The firm’s goal is to better the relationships between businesses and governments on the federal, state and local level. More information can be found on the firm’s website at www.tedecisions.com.
Taylor English Duma LLP is a full-service law firm built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value. The firm was founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2005, and its attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English represents all types of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups to individuals. The firm is the Georgia law firm under Geneva Group International (GGI), the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms. More information can be found on the firm’s website at www.taylorenglish.com.