Brian Wild is the Chief Government Relations Officer. Former U.S. Senate, House and White House staffer, including service as advisor to House Congressional Leadership and Vice President Dick Cheney, Brian is a “big picture” strategist, who has helped businesses and trade associations advance their policy priorities amid the complex and competing interests on Capitol Hill. Known as a coalition builder, Wild has a track record of unifying third-party groups to create political momentum and achieve policy success. 

Brian Wild is a tremendous advocate for the wholesale distribution industry in Washington D.C.  advancing the causes of small, medium and large distributors to policy makers in Congress, the White House and Federal agencies. His work to build consensus among third-party validators, including think tanks, advocacy groups, other trade associations and corporations helps amplify and echo the voices of NAW’s member companies and associations.  Brian also leads NAW’s PAC and grassroots programs, helping get good candidates elected and ensuring the voice of the wholesale industry is widely listened to.   

Brian’s tenure on Capitol Hill included working in the House leadership under Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and then-Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) where he coordinated policy among all Republican offices, committee chairs and the private sector. Prior, Brian served in the White House as Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs to Vice President Dick Cheney. Earlier, Brian served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and worked with Senator Hank Brown (R-CO) as well as, spending five years at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

A fourth generation Colorado native, Wild has worked in Washington DC for 30 years and now lives with his wife Emily and four children in Alexandria, VA.