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Brian Lemek

Major Donor Advisor

Brian began his career working on human rights and conflict resolution initiatives in the United States, Southern Africa, and the Middle East.  His experience bringing higher education to young women, working to end poverty in vulnerable populations, and providing life skills and after school initiatives to children in post and existing conflict zones shaped his appreciation for healthy democracies.

In 2017, Brian joined the Brady Campaign with the goal of ending American gun violence. He later helped found BradyPAC and served as its first Executive Director. BradyPAC’s first full cycle was 2020, during which they invested over $5M to elect gun violence prevention champions and to fund on the ground democracy initiatives.  A political entrepreneur, Brian later founded and now serves as the Executive Director for the Defend the Vote PAC.  Leading Defend the Vote, Brian fosters long-standing relationships on Capitol Hill and State Houses to hold accountable leaders who will preserve and protect our democracy at the Federal and State level.

As a Major Donor Advisor at MVP, Brian supports a portfolio of donors who invest in political initiatives and any of the hundreds of MVP partners across the United States.   Brian has appeared on television and in print regularly, including CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, PBS and more.  He earned his BA from Colgate University and his MBA from Babson College. Hailing from Providence, RI, he resides in the DC suburbs.