Bret Boyles is the co-chair of the firm’s Strategic Advocacy Public Policy Practice. He has two decades of political and policy experience in both Washington DC and capital cities throughout the Southeast.

    Bret joined through the firm’s acquisition of the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group (BLLG), where he served as a founding member since its inception. While at BLLG, Bret helped grow the start-up company to one of the top 20 most successful lobby firms in Washington DC. In addition, Bret has helped clients develop political and policy strategies on a range of issues before Congress and state houses.

    Before joining BLLG, Bret served as chief of staff to Senator Trent Lott, starting his job the day Katrina landed ashore in the Gulf of Mexico. Bret served as chief of staff during Senator Lott's election to Republican Whip in 2006 and until his retirement in 2007.

    Prior to that, Bret served as executive director of the New Republican Majority Fund, a political action committee that has been instrumental in electing republicans to the House, Senate and various state-elected positions throughout the US. In addition, he was president of his own consulting firm, Principle Strategies Group.

    Early in his career, Bret served as a legislative assistant to Senate Majority Leader Lott on issues specific to the commerce and banking committees. Bret maintains very strong relationships throughout Capitol Hill.

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    Education

    • University of Southern Mississippi, B.A., 1995
    • Recognized by Roll Call twice to the Fabulous 50 list for access to law makers, ability to drive results and legislative know-how

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    • Guest, “Senate Races, Runoffs, and Their Potential Impact on the General-Election Landscape,” Capital Thinking Radio Show, June 5, 2014.

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