Bose Public Affairs Group LLC is pleased to announce that Brandon Kirkham has joined as managing director of federal relations.

“Bose Public Affairs Group’s federal relations practice has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years, and I am excited for Brandon to build on that success,” said Andy Miller, managing principal of Bose Public Affairs Group. “Brandon’s expertise and extensive knowledge of the landscape in Washington, D.C. will expand our ability to work with a diversity of businesses and trade associations.”

Kirkham joins Bose Public Affairs Group with more than two decades of public policy and government relations experience. He helps clients in highly-regulated industries respond to federal legislative and regulatory challenges, advising clients in the energy, renewable fuels, chemical, food and agribusiness, manufacturing, medical and logistics sectors. He also has extensive experience in developing and managing PACs, trade association engagements, grassroots advocacy campaigns and coalitions.

“I am thrilled to take on the opportunity of leading the federal relations practice at Bose Public Affairs Group,” Kirkham said. “I am excited to work with a great team of professionals dedicated to a diverse range of clients in the municipal, education, research, health care, social service and transportation sectors.”

Previously, Kirkham developed a complex, multi-client government relations practice within a large law firm in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he founded and ran a boutique consulting firm.  He also spent more than 15 years as part of the government relations team at Marathon Oil Corporation, including as leader of the company’s Washington, D.C. operations.

Kirkham is a graduate of Murray State University with a degree in political science. He earned his master’s in political science from George Washington University in 2002. In 2013, he completed the global advanced management program through the McDonough Business School at Georgetown University and the ESADE business school in Madrid, Spain.