Contact: Brian Straessle
As Director of External Affairs for The Sycamore Institute, Brian manages all communications, marketing, and outreach to policymakers, journalists, and the public. He works closely with Sycamore leadership on organizational strategy and fundraising and with the policy research team on content, editing, and publication.
A veteran public policy communicator who joined Sycamore in 2017, Brian has shaped messaging and public relations efforts for U.S. Representatives Tom Price (R-GA) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), the Republican Study Committee, and the American Petroleum Institute. His congressional experience includes active roles in debates over the Affordable Care Act and the federal budget, and he began his career with an internship at The Heritage Foundation. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Florida.
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