WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ogilvy Washington has named Brendan Daly, communications director for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an executive vice president and national director for public affairs. Daly will lead the agency’s D.C.-based public affairs offer, where he will work with clients to help them manage their reputations inside the Beltway and beyond, legislative agendas, social media advocacy needs, as well as manage those issues that arise unexpectedly throughout the business cycle and legislative process.
Daly served as the communications director for Pelosi since 2002, acting as the chief spokesman for the Speaker. He was with Pelosi through her rise from House Minority Whip to House Minority Leader and then to Speaker. Daly worked closely with House Democratic leaders to create a unified communications platform that influenced Democratic victories in 2006 and 2008.
Prior to his work with Speaker Pelosi, Daly was the communications director and chief spokesman for the Brady Campaign, an organization that advocates for an America free of gun violence. Daly also held top communications positions for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Peace Corps, and Congressman Gerry Studds.
Daly spent the first nine years of his career as a newspaper journalist.