During twelve years as a U.S. diplomat, Brett became a specialist in using strategic communications to influence the course of crisis and conflict. As Director of Global Engagement at the White House, he created some of the government’s most innovative international programs for reaching new audiences around the world.
While at the White House, he was responsible for public diplomacy programs, international media, crisis communications, and innovative global initiatives that engaged new audiences. Brett coordinated the United States’ response to Russian propaganda, developing the first interagency communications taskforce to push back against misinformation.
Brett also unified public and private entrepreneurship programs for the first time under one banner, as part of the President’s Spark Global Entrepreneurship initiative. While in the diplomatic service, Brett worked in the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, Iraq, Venezuela, Argentina, Zambia, and Eritrea.
In his current role as President of the Global Situation Room, he runs a consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, international public policy, and crisis management. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Federal Executive Institute, where he trains senior U.S. Government leaders on strategy and world affairs. Brett graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with degrees in International Relations and Political Science. He holds a Masters in Global History from the London School of Economics.
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