Brian Krieg, President
Brian is a native Oregonian with over 30 years of award winning experience in government affairs, strategic communications and marketing at the state, local and national level, with the last 20 years based in Portland. He has held management and technical positions in communications and government affairs for state and federal agencies, national & regional trade associations, political campaigns, PR/ad agencies and the Oregon Legislature. As a government affairs representative for business and labor organizations he has successfully managed many legislative and policy issues, developed PAC strategies and routinely interacts with elected officials and government agency staff throughout Oregon. His award winning marketing work includes newsletters, directories, brochures, websites, outreach campaigns and print and electronic advertising. Brian is especially skilled and successful in managing projects that involve working with boards and multiple partners and vendors.
Prior to founding FocusPoint Communications in 2004 he was a senior vice president of a regional PR firm, past Executive Director of the Produce for Better Health Foundation, Director of Partnership Development at the Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture, and Director of Marketing for the California Department of Health’s Nutrition & Cancer Prevention Program – where he was a founder of the award winning “5 A Day – for Better Health” fruit and vegetable promotion. Prior to becoming a lobbyist in Oregon in 1998 he also served at the Oregon legislature as a Committee Administrator and as an intern and legislative aide during college.
Brian holds a Master’s degree in International Management (marketing focus) from Thunderbird and a BS in Public Policy and Political Science from Willamette University. He is a member of the Blackfeet tribe.
Brian believes strongly in giving back to the community. He currently serves on the Native American Advisory Council of Willamette University, is Co-chair of the Oregon Department of Education’s Career and Technical Education Grant Advisory Committee, and is a post member of the board of directors of Friends of Trees. He has previously served on the Board of the Oregon Maritime Museum and is a former Chairman of the City of Portland’s Urban Forestry Commission. In addition he is a supporter of Friends of Trees, the Native American Youth Association and the Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce.