Brett Thompson is a Partner at Banner Public Affairs. Prior to founding Banner, Brett served as a legislative director in the U.S. Senate. In this capacity, he oversaw the passage of over 30 bipartisan pieces of legislation into law, including the Combat Meth Act, 7.5 billion gallon Renewable Fuels Standard, $15 billion Highway Infrastructure Bonds, Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Act, Service members Anti-Predatory Lending Protection Act, E-85 Tax Credit Legislation, Minority Business Fairness Act and Military Health Readiness Act.
Active in campaigns for the past 15 years, Brett has served as policy director in federal and state campaigns and has managed races at the local level. In these roles, he created and implemented policy platforms, directed grassroots outreach efforts, built and managed coalitions, and developed television and radio commercials.
In addition to his campaign work, Brett was an associate at the law firm of Lewis, Rice and Fingersh, LC. As a part of their corporate and trademark practice groups, he participated in large-scale mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.
Brett received a degree in Public Policy Analysis from the College of William and Mary and holds a law degree from Washington University School of Law where he received the F. Hodge O’Neal Corporate Law Prize. The John C. Stennis Center for Public Service appointed Brett as a Stennis Congressional Staff Fellow for the 109th Congress.
Brett lives in Alexandria, VA, with his wife Susan and son Sawyer.