Brian Reisinger has built a career in storytelling, messaging, and public affairs that’s had an impact in the Midwest and across the country—starting with his time as an investigative journalist, through a series of strategic communications efforts he’s led in government and the private sector, and beyond. Brian’s writing has received awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and others, and in 2021 he was named to the American Association of Political Consultants’ “40 Under 40” list.
Brian has headed strategic communications initiatives for companies of all sizes, bipartisan ballot measures, statewide and national coalitions, policy thinktanks, and more. Early in his career, Brian spent a decade in journalism for daily newspapers, news sites, and business publications. He covered the economy, finance, government/politics, legal affairs, publicly traded companies, and a range of industries. Going on to work in the public policy world, Brian served as an advisor, speechwriter, and media strategist in the U.S. Senate, working on a wide spectrum of issues, including energy, infrastructure, healthcare, education, labor, and more. He worked for the campaigns of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in 2014 and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in 2016, and was a Senior Advisor to Gov. Scott Walker.
Prior to joining Platform Communications, Brian founded Hilltop Strategies, a content writing, messaging, and communications firm. He joined Platform as the company’s first Vice President, then went on to serve as Chief Operations Officer. Now as President & Chief Content Officer, he charts company strategy and oversees messaging and content development, while also helping to run day-to-day operations. One of his proudest accomplishments is working on a successful initiative to strengthen legal rights for victims of domestic abuse and others navigating the justice system. Brian specializes in communications strategy, writing, messaging, crisis management, speech and media prep, ad campaigns, media relations, digital rapid response, and more. He brings clear focus, battle-tested experience, and unsurpassed work ethic to every situation.
Apart from his consulting work, Brian is a regularly published columnist and magazine writer in publications covering the economy, rural issues, culture, the outdoors, news, and more. He splits his time between a small town in northern California near his wife’s family, and the family farm where he grew up in southern Wisconsin west of Madison.