Brian has almost two decades of experience in Washington, including service in the White House, the United States Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the private sector.
Brian recently joined Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc. after serving as the Senior Advisor to the Speaker of the House John Boehner. As a member of the Speaker's senior staff, he was responsible for coordinating policy and communications among leadership offices including directing the year-long America Speaking Out campaign that ultimately resulted in the creation of the Republican agenda for the 111th Congress, known as the "Pledge to America". As Senior Advisor, he worked closely with the current Chairman and Staff Directors of the House Committees, and led the policy orientation sessions during the transition for the 87 newly-elected Republican members of the House.
From 2004-2005, Brian served in the White House as the Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs to Vice President Dick Cheney, acting as congressional liaison for the Vice President and providing strategic counsel and insight on the Congress. His service before the White House included serving as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congressman Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania. Brian also spent five years representing the business community as a lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as Executive Director of the Chamber's Office of Advocacy and Grassroots Programs.
Brian began his Capitol Hill career as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Hank Brown of Colorado, where he was responsible for staffing the Senator on the Budget Committee and managed the Republican Leadership Task Force on Discretionary Spending. This task force was instrumental in achieving a balanced budget for the first time in over 20 years.
Before moving to Washington, D.C., Brian worked in a variety of capacities in the political arena at the state level. He also played a role within the Colorado Republican Party, and was a member of their staff at the National Republican Convention in 1992.
A native of Colorado, Brian attended the University of Puget Sound and received his B.A. in history and political science from Colorado State University. He now lives with his wife Emily and their four children in Alexandria, Virginia.