Communications and Legislative Affairs Associate
Brian Oakes is a communications and federal relations professional with five years of experience in Washington, DC. He currently serves as FFAR’s Communications and Legislative Affairs Associate and in that capacity contributes to FFAR’s public and congressional outreach efforts.
Prior to joining FFAR, Brian worked as a Staff Assistant for the government affairs team of Monsanto during the company’s transition to Bayer and as an advocacy writer and researcher for a public affairs firm during the 2016 election cycle. He began his career in agricultural policy at the National Association of Wheat Growers, where he assisted in managing digital communications and office operations and interned before that for FLM+ Public Affairs.
Brian earned his B.A. in International Relations from University of California in San Diego and fell in love with our nation’s capital during a summer internship for the U.S. House of Representatives.