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Brandon Velez is an associate at Hamilton Place Strategies, where he assists an array of clients in developing communications strategies to best meet their policy priorities.

Prior to joining HPS, Brandon interned for West Wing Writers (WWW), a speechwriting and strategy firm in Washington, D.C. He supported the firm’s work writing speeches, op-eds and letters of correspondence for a multitude of public and private-sector clients. Brandon also served as a government affairs intern for Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA). At VWoA, he worked on issues related to transportation, energy, and trade. He also interned in the District Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), where he worked closely with the Constituent Liaison Team, helping Connecticut residents navigate various federal agencies.

Brandon is originally from Norwalk, CT, and graduated from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He earned a B.A. in Public Policy.