Leading GOP Adviser Joins Mercury Florida After Rubio Re-Election Victory
Mercury, a leading global, bipartisan public strategy firm announced today the addition of Republican political adviser Brian Swensen to its powerful public affairs team in Florida. Swensen comes to the firm following his role as Deputy Campaign Manager for the successful re-election of Senator Marco Rubio, the latest in a series of key political victories in Florida and Louisiana.
As a Senior Vice President, Brian will leverage his extensive experience in the political arena to provide solutions and winning strategies for the firm’s clients. Brian will be based in Mercury’s Miami office. Mercury Florida, now in its fourth year of operation, is led by partner Ashley Walker.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brian, who is one of the leading political operatives in the Southeast region,” said Walker. “Mercury continues to assemble the state’s most talented team of public affairs professionals, and the addition of Brian underscores our commitment to building Mercury into the strongest bipartisan consultancy in the nation.”
“I am excited to work with the incredibly talented team of strategists at Mercury to help address some of the most pressing policy issues facing many organizations and corporations today,” Swensen said. “The Mercury Florida team brings together the state’s top political advisers across party lines. Nowhere else can you find such deep, diverse skills and experience, and a winning track record to boot. As someone who prides himself on having a great work ethic and outside the box thinking, I look forward to unleashing my unique skill set to shape strategy, solve problems, and create wins for our clients.”
Before joining Mercury, Brian served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Marco Rubio’s re-election campaign. In that role, Brian built a political operation that benefited numerous campaigns up and down the ballot, while training and empowering the next generation of political leaders. Previously, Brian managed the successful campaign of Jacksonville’s Mayor, Lenny Curry, which helped set the tone for Florida Republicans in the 2016 cycle. Additionally, he was a part of the Bill Cassidy for U.S. Senate Campaign, where he led the political and grassroots operation. Brian served as Political Director for the Republican Party of Florida, and was Victory Director for Governor Rick Scott’s winning campaign in 2010. Brian got his start in the political process at The Leadership Institute, a conservative non-profit based in Virginia, after graduating from Florida International University in Miami.
Swensen began his tenure with Mercury on January 19, 2017.
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