Brian Walsh is a partner at PLUS Communications. With more than 20 years of experience working in Washington D.C. and on some of the country’s top political and public affairs campaigns, he is an expert at helping businesses, associations and other organizations across a variety of industries tell their story and meet their public policy goals. He provides strategic counsel, issue management, crisis communications and media relations services to Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, governments and non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining PLUS, Brian was a partner at a top D.C. public affairs firm and also worked on Capitol Hill for over 15 years including most recently as the chief communications strategist for U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate GOP leadership team. He first served in Cornyn’s official Senate office as communications director and in that same position at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for both the 2010 and 2012 election cycles, during which Republicans gained five new Republican Senate seats. Brian’s work on Capitol Hill led then-editor of The Hotline and current NBC News Meet the Press host Chuck Todd to once write, Walsh “has an amazing ability to show supreme loyalty but in a very rational way. This guy will be a sought-after crisis PR guy.”
A New York native, Brian graduated from Bucknell University where he is a member of the board for the Bucknell Institute of Public Policy. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.