Mr. Rauschenberger is a Senior Advisor to the Heartland Solutions Group and a fifteen-year veteran of the Illinois State Senate. He is also the President of Rauschenberger Partners LLC, an Illinois-based government affairs firm that assists clients in navigating the complex legislative and regulatory processes of state and local governments. During his tenure in the Illinois State Senate, Mr. Rauschenberger served as the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and was the assistant Republican leader.
He is a former president of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), where he also served as co-chair of the Task Force on Telecommunications & Electronic Commerce. As an officer and member of the executive committee, Mr. Rauschenberger represented the organization throughout the United States and internationally.
Prior to his tenure in government, he was a partner in his family’s third-generation furniture retail business and later served as the President of a chain of furniture stores. In addition, Mr. Rauschenberger serves on a number of professional and legislative boards, including the United Republican Fund of Illinois (where he is a past President). He also served as both Hanover Township Republican Committeeman and President of the John Ericsson League of Illinois and has been involved in numerous Republican campaigns and party organizations throughout his career.