Kraege Polan 

Kraege Polan has over forty-five years experience in Texas’ legislative and regulatory arenas. He began his career in his early twenties as Administrative Assistant to House Speaker Price Daniel, Jr., where he directed communications and legislation between the 150-member Texas House of Representatives and the Speaker’s office.  With a solid background in both politics and legislative procedure, Kraege has built his business and reputation as a skilled legislative advocate.

 

As a master strategist and an excellent negotiator, Kraege’s efforts have won the solid respect of both Republicans and Democrats as well as plaudits from several legislative publications.  The Dallas Morning News, in a survey of Texas Senate and House Committee Chairpersons, named Kraege “one of the ten best lobbyists” in the state.  Noted political writer Harvey Kronberg, author of the Quorum Report, called him “first rate… straightforward, low-key and effective.”

 

In 1992, Kraege founded Polan Culley Inc, originally called Polan Ingram Advocacy Group.  The company represents clients ranging from professional business associations to Fortune 100 companies before the legislative and executive branches of Texas government.  Kraege’s strong relationships have also garnered projects on the congressional level in Washington.  Polan Culley is a charter member of The Advocacy Group, a Washington-based governmental firm, with lobbyists in all fifty states.

 

In addition to his successful lobby practice, Kraege has utilized his entrepreneurial talent to start several companies.  He has served on the boards of banks and publicly traded companies, and founded a non-profit sports foundation.


Kraege is a native Texan and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is married with three sons, and shares his love of hunting and fishing with his family. 


Robert Culley

Robert Culley’s legislative experience began over thirty years ago, when he served as Chief of Staff for a State Representative who was later elected State Senator.  His long-time service at the Capitol has left him with strong relationships among both members and staff.  During his time working for the legislature, Robert oversaw the House Public Education Committee and the Senate Administration Committee.

 

Robert worked at the Texas Capitol for several years before becoming the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Texas Motor Transportation Association in the early 1990’s.  There, he oversaw public relations, grassroots and lobbying efforts for the association’s 1200 members.

 

In 1993, Robert joined Polan Culley (then Polan Ingram Advocacy Group), bringing his extensive Capitol and trade association experience to the firm.  He brings his clients a wealth of knowledge in strategy and project management, bill drafting, comprehensive communications programs, and media relations.

 

Robert attended the University of Texas on a baseball scholarship and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in political science.  Robert is married with two daughters.  He and his family live in North Austin.

Bill Haley

Bill Haley served the Texas Legislature as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a State Senator from the late 1970’s until the mid 1990’s.   During his time at the Capitol, Haley championed public schools and was honored by numerous educational, civic, and business groups.

 

Following his graduation from Texas Christian University, Haley taught in the public schools for over a dozen years and later owned and operated a family business.  He was elected State Representative in 1978.  While in the Texas House, he chaired the Committee on Public Education and served on Financial Institutions and State Affairs.  During his term in the Senate, Haley chaired the Administration Committee and was vice chairman of the Education Committee.  He also served on the Finance Committee, the Economic Development Committee, and the State Preservation Board. 

 

Immediately following his tenure in the Texas Legislature, Haley served as president of the Texas Motor Transportation Association.  He joined Polan-Culley (then Polan-Ingram Advocacy Group) in 1998 as a political consultant and lobbyist.

 

Bill Haley and his wife live south of Austin, where they are active in church and civic affairs and community development projects.  The Haley’s have two adult children and five grandchildren.