Brett O’Donnell is the president of O’Donnell and Associates, a political and corporate strategic communications consulting firm.He currently serves as a message, communications and media strategist for nonprofit and for-profit corporations and numerous members of Congress. In 2018,O’Donnell led the confirmation process for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He still serves as Pompeo’s communications and political advisor, a post he has occupied since 2014. During the 2008 presidential campaign, O’Donnell was twice named to Time magazine’s “Five Most Important People Not Running for President” list and has been described as the “best political debate coach” in the country. He was a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics in the fall of 2012.
O’Donnell has also consulted for nonprofit humanitarian organizations for message/marketing strategy, communications strategy and rapidr esponse and media communications. He and his firm also provide messaging,communications, crisis communications, media training, speech writing and marketing consulting for Fortune 500 companies. O’Donnell has appeared as a guest on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, and appeared numerous times on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC as a political analyst.