Graham Hill is a co-founder of Ice Miller Strategies and serves as its CEO. His work in Congress began in 1991 and includes stints in both chambers. Graham most notably served as subcommittee staff director and senior counsel at the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee under Chairman Don Young (R-Alaska). During this time, he managed and led the drafting, negotiation and consensus-building that produced the 2005 highway bill, the Safe and Efficient Transportation Equity Act – Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which authorized $286 billion over five years to support the U.S. highway and transit infrastructure and also reauthorized both the Federal Highway and the Federal Transit Administrations, among other Department of Transportation modal administrations. Graham also served as principle author and negotiator on two multi-year pipeline safety reauthorizations. Further, he was a principle negotiator in two energy bill conferences, a port security conference and conferences that produced both the Transportation Security Administration’s original authorization and the Department of Homeland Security. Further, Graham drafted and negotiated the passage of the Norm Mineta Research and Special Programs Reorganization Act, which created both the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, restructuring the U.S. Department of Transportation’s functions in research and development, pipeline safety, Intelligent Transportation Systems deployment and Intermodalism and Joint Programs.
In addition, Graham worked in the House for Con. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.) as legislative director, handling House Energy and Commerce Committee issues and all appropriations and budgetary issues. In the Senate, he worked for Sens. Gramm (R-Texas), Cochran (R-Miss.) and Lott (R-Miss.).
Nationally recognized on transportation matters, Graham is regularly invited to speak at national transportation conferences. Among his various pursuits, he also currently serves as a senior research fellow at Texas A&M University’s Texas Transportation Institute, a nationally recognized leader in transportation research. His work there maintains his extensive network of contacts and contemporaneous knowledge among University Transportation Centers, CUTC members and highway research and development professionals nationwide.
Graham earned his juris doctorate from Tulane University Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from The University of the South. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars. He is also a Senate confirmed former member of the National Council on Disability, where he served in two administrations over eight years. Graham is also a co-founded of the Global Universal Design Commission and serves as a member of the board of directors for several national organizations.