Firm Member Summary

Firm Summary

Kay A. Kemper

Kay A. Kemper is the President and founder of Kemper Consulting. With almost 30 years of experience in Virginia governmental relations, Ms. Kemper is described as “one of the best at what she does” by the Virginian-Pilot and “one of the most powerful lobbyists in Richmond” by PortFolio Magazine. She was also named one of Hampton Roads’ fifteen most influential people by PortFolio and was listed as one of the People Who Make Business Happen in Hampton Roads by Inside Business. She has been appointed to numerous advisory and study commissions by the Virginia General Assembly and is a frequent speaker on topics related to Virginia government and politics. Ms. Kemper is an honors graduate of the College of William and Mary and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy Analysis from Old Dominion University. She is Director Emeritus of the CIVIC Leadership Institute and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honorary fraternity. More

John-Garrett Kemper

John-Garrett Kemper is Vice President and Counsel for Kemper Consulting. Mr. Kemper is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the government relations practice area and is consistently listed in Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite: Virginia’s Best Attorneys” in the area of legislative and regulatory law. Mr. Kemper was the featured attorney in the legislative category in the 2004 Legal Elite. He is also consistently selected as a Rising Star in the Virginia Super Lawyers peer balloting. Mr. Kemper is a member of the 2003 class of the CIVIC Leadership Institute, the 2001 class of Leadership Hampton Roads, and the 1999 class of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Mr. Kemper is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and William and Mary Law School. A frequent lecturer on Virginia government and politics, he has appeared on both public television and public radio as a political analyst. More

Marianne M. Radcliff

Marianne Radcliff is Vice President for Kemper Consulting, one of Virginia’s most effective lobbying firms providing services to both public and private sector clients. She represents clients before the Virginia General Assembly, legislative and executive branch agencies, boards and commissions. Her practice centers on transportation, procurement, local government and budget issues. Mrs. Radcliff has been a private sector lobbyist for 14 years. While with the Commonwealth of Virginia she served as Assistant Secretary of Transportation during the Allen administration and returned to serve as Legislative Liaison for the Transportation Secretariat during the beginning of the Gilmore administration. In addition, she was charged with the oversight of a comprehensive regulatory review for all the agencies within the secretariat. More

Frederick P. Helm

Frederick P. Helm is Vice President & Counsel for Kemper Consulting in the Richmond office. Mr. Helm was previously a partner at Williams Mullen in Richmond specializing in government relations and procurement. Mr. Helm served in the administration of Governor George Allen as Assistant Commissioner for Legal and Legislative Services at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Prior to the Allen administration, Mr. Helm was a commercial litigation attorney with McGuire Woods. He also served as a law clerk for United States District Judge Claude M. Hilton in the Eastern District of Virginia and as senior legislative assistant for Congressman D. French Slaughter, Jr. of Virginia. Mr. Helm is a graduate of the University of Virginia and William and Mary Law School, where he was selected to write for the William & Mary Law Review. Virginia Business Magazine recognized Mr. Helm as “Legal Elite: Virginia’s Best Attorneys” in the area of legislative and regulatory law. More

Michael L. Edwards

Michael L. Edwards is Vice President in the Richmond office. He has worked for more than 21 years in Virginia state and local government relations. Mr. Edwards has extensive experience in state budget and finance issues as well as in transportation, public safety and local government matters. Prior to joining Kemper Consulting, Mr. Edwards was Deputy Director of one of the largest associations in Virginia, the Virginia Association of Counties. He also served as the executive director of the Foundation for Virginia, and as the deputy executive director of the Virginia Municipal League. Mr. Edwards previously served as the legislative liaison for Arlington County. More

Joel W. Andrus

Joel W. Andrus is a Government Relations Director with Kemper Consulting. Mr. Andrus joined the firm shortly after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute. Just prior to joining the firm, Mr. Andrus worked with the City of Suffolk Economic Development Department, where he focused on new business development in the downtown area. Currently, Mr. Andrus is active in the VMI Alumni Association where he serves as the Hampton Roads New Cadet Recruiting Chairman, and a member of the VMI Young Alumni Committee. He is also regular volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Andrus is also a member of the Sigma Tau Delta Honors society. More

W. Ross Grogg IV

Mr. Grogg is the Government Relations Manager with Kemper Consulting. A graduate of the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, Mr. Grogg went to work for the McWaters for Senate campaign as their Political Director in May of 2009. After a successful campaign, he served as the Senator’s legislative aide and campaign manager. As the McWaters’s campaign’s first full time staffer, Mr. Grogg was integral in the campaign’s early organization and operational structure. In 2010 he was named to Aristotle’s Republican Campaign Dream Team for his work on the McWaters campaign. Mr. Grogg is the Chairman of the Virginia Beach Young Republicans, Treasurer of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia, Assistant Commissioner for the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference, Treasurer of the Promise Places charity, and serves on the VPAP Young Associates Committee and the William and Mary Young Guarde Council. More

Marty E. Williams

Marty Williams is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with Kemper Consulting. Mr. Williams served in the Virginia Senate for twelve years, chairing the Senate Transportation Committee and the Joint Republican Caucus. Prior to serving in the Virginia Senate, he served on the Newport News City Council where he was Vice Mayor. Mr. Williams also serves as President of River City Strategies LLC; a Richmond based consulting firm specializing in private sector development services. In 2014, Mr. Williams was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Commonwealth Transportation Board. More