Ken Carpi manages the Carpi & Clay Washington, D.C. office and legislative activities. With more than 30 years of experience in the public sector, including more than 25 years at the federal level, he plays a major role in developing and implementing effective federal legislative and regulatory strategies. He directs a staff that works to craft successful approaches and develop strategic partnerships that meet, and often exceed, client expectations.
Under Ken’s leadership, the company has been in the forefront of public infrastructure, water resources, port operations, and transportation improvement efforts nationwide. The firm’s clients have benefited from hundreds of millions of dollars in federal appropriations for critical projects.
As legislative director for a U.S. Senator, Ken spearheaded and directed all legislative efforts on behalf of the nation’s largest state. He supervised a large professional staff focused on natural resources issues, transportation funding, housing, and public works projects – all of key importance to the legislative program. Previously, he served as the Senior Policy Assistant to the Mayor of San Diego. Ken has a degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University and has completed graduate work in Urban Studies. He holds the rank of Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.