WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Glover Park Group has hired Brian Gaston, a long time advisor to the House Republican leadership, as a managing director in its government affairs practice. Gaston is the second major Republican to join Glover Park, best known for its strong Democratic credentials. Kevin Madden, a former press secretary to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's presidential bid, joined the firm in 2008.
Frequently among Roll Call’s Top 50 Congressional Staffers, most recently Gaston served as leadership advisor to Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO), a position he took after four years as Blunt’s Chief of Staff and two years as his policy director.
Prior to his service with Representative Blunt, Gaston was policy director to House Majority Leader Dick Armey, and deputy chief of staff and policy director for House Republican Conference chairman John Boehner.