Since joining PDG in 2003, Paul has been recognized by colleagues as one of the most respected public affairs experts in Arizona. Paul and his wife, PDG’s Kathy Senseman, made history as the first people ever voted by professional colleagues to win “Best of the Capitol” awards individually and then again as a single unit. Paul’s distinguished resume and affable personality give him a broad base of strong relationships and respected credibility across Arizona, and his keen knowledge of a wide range of public policy, strategic acumen, and familiarity with critical media messaging maximize results for our clients. In addition to lobbying elected officials and department policymakers at state and local governments, Paul has significant experience in a variety of regulatory matters and crisis communications, as well as grassroots and grasstops strategy development. He brings extensive strategic, political and managerial experience to our clients at the local, state and federal levels.
A fourth-generation resident of Peoria, Paul received a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. He began his professional political career in the Phoenix office of U.S. Senator John McCain and went on to serve in a variety of positions on the Arizona legislative leadership staff, reporting to three House Speakers and ultimately becoming Chief of Staff of the Arizona House of Representatives. Paul rejoined PDG in January 2011 after serving two years as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications for Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer.
Paul is active in a variety of organizations. He is a current member and past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Rescue Mission, a nonprofit committed to serving those experiencing addiction and homelessness. Paul was appointed by Governor Brewer to the Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments and was similarly appointed and reappointed by Governor Doug Ducey to the Maricopa County Trial Court Commission. Paul was also appointed and reappointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court to the State Bar Board of Governors. Paul participates in forums with the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation and annually in the selection committee for the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award through the Center for the Future of Arizona. Previously, Paul was Chairman of the Board of the ASU West Alumni Association and Honorary Commander of the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base.