Brian Donahue

Partner, CRAFT Media

Brian Donahue is the Chief Executive Officer & Founder of CRAFT | Media/Digital.

With close to two decades of experience in the political and public affairs arena, Brian managed four federal election campaigns, and served on two presidential election staffs. After serving as a target state Executive Director for Bush-Cheney ’04, Brian became the National 72-Hour Director at the Republican National Committee. Brian served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former Congressman Mike Ferguson. Prior to launching CRAFT, Brian was a partner with a national political media firm.

A veteran strategist, Brian has developed communications and advertising campaigns for some of Washington’s leading political and advocacy organizations, and helped elect members of Congress and U.S. Senate. He also executed campaigns affecting the top issues facing the business industry, among other private sector clients.

Brian has presented media and digital strategy as part of numerous panels and campaign schools. He has been frequently featured in national news outlets including the New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, Roll Call, The Hill, National Journal, ClickZ and POLITICO. Campaigns & Elections Magazine named him a Rising Star in 2006.

Brian is an occasional political commentator on FOX News Channel and has regularly appeared on MSNBC. Brian has taught Political Marketing as an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

Brian holds a B.A. degree from the George Washington University, and a campaign management certification from American University.