Brian O. Walsh

President, American Action Network (since April 2011)

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Why He Matters

The NRCC's political director provides strategic assistance to Republican incumbents and candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives.

In April 2011, Walsh was named to head the American Action Network, replacing Rob Collins.

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At a Glance

  • Career History: NRCC Political Director (2010 election cycle-April 2011) NRCC Deputy Political Director/National Field Director; Political Director, Tom Kean Jr. (R-N.J.) for U.S. Senate; Chief of Staff, Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)
  • Birthday: October 15, 1976
  • Hometown: Ringwood, N.J.
  • Alma Mater: State University of New York, the College at New Paltz, B.A., Political Science
  • Spouse: Single
  • Religion: Catholic
  • DC Office: 320 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C., 20003
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The Network

Walsh worked for Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), chair of the NRCC during the 2010 campaign cycle. Also at the NRCC at the time was communications director Ken Spain.