Brian currently works as a director of government affairs for Novo Nordisk, where he lobbies on healthcare policy and prevention issues. With 16 years of Congressional experience, Brian Branton has worked on Capitol Hill for a variety of Members, most recently as Rep. Jared Polis’ Chief of Staff, overseeing the Congressman’s office and serving as his chief political and policy advisor. Brian helped cement Congressman Polis as the “Number One Rising Political Star” by Politico Magazine and got his work in Congress regularly featured on CNN’s show "Freshman Year."
His career on Capitol Hill started with Sen. Barbara Mikulski (Maryland), where he served as her health policy fellow. In 2011, Brian was selected to serve as one of the prestigious Congressional Stennis Fellows -- a practical, bipartisan leadership development experience for senior-level staff of the United States Congress to explore ways to improve the effectiveness of those who work on Capitol Hill.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Point Foundation, Brian also serves on the Kitchen Cabinet of One Colorado to provide ongoing input and feedback regarding the policy work of One Colorado, a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to securing and protecting equality and opportunity for LGBT Coloradans and their families.
Born in North Carolina, Brian graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1991 with honors and received his law degree from the Washington College of Law (American University) in Washington, D.C. in 1994. A licensed attorney, Brian previously worked in the legal office of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, where he worked in the areas of food and drug law.