Rafe Morrissey - President
Rafe Morrissey has more than 25-years of public policy experience. Before starting Morrissey Strategic Partners, LLC, Rafe managed legislative and public policy issues on behalf of clients for EnGage, LLC primarily in the areas of postal affairs, consumer privacy, and regulatory matters. In 2012, Rafe was promoted to serve as Vice President, Public Affairs for the Greeting Card Association which focuses on advancing the interests of the ‘citizen mailer’ in the ongoing public policy debate regarding the Postal Service. Rafe leads the associations’ Postal Affairs Committee and has extensive experience in working with leaders in Congress and the Postal Regulatory Commission. He supervises both legislative and legal outreach efforts in addition to working to develop new products and services at the Postal Service.
Before launching MSP, Rafe served as Senior Vice President for Government Relations for Evans Capitol Group, a public policy firm specializing in corporate, non-profit, and trade association representation. With Evans Capitol Group, his client representation ranged from large corporations to healthcare associations and non-profit policy clients including Hallmark Cards, Inc., American Business Media, Newspaper Association of America, Cyren Call, and Nextel among others. Rafe managed a wide range of issues including labor and employment policy, tax, trade, telecommunications, and Internet privacy issues.
Rafe also served as staff director for The Main Street Coalition for Postal Fairness which led the successful effort to protect the interests of small-volume mailers in the years of debate leading up to the passage of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006.
He began his career working for the Washington, D.C.-based law firm, Wiley, Rein & Fielding, as a legal assistant specializing in medical insurance fraud litigation. Rafe is a recipient of the American Business Media 2007 Thomas W. Tully Award for Outstanding Government Service and the 2017 EMA John Heinrich Nelson Award for Excellence in Postal Affairs. In February 2014, he was profiled in Business Mailers Review as one of the postal industry’s top influencers.