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. 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.” BuzzFeed has called Walsh one of Washington’s “top communications-obsessed operatives for the Twitter age” and most recently, Business Insider named Walsh as one of the top crisis communications “fixers” in the country.
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.