Counselor to the Secretary
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Brian McGuire serves as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs, where he advises the Secretary and other Departmental Offices on congressional relations matters. On February 25, 2019, President Trump nominated Mr. McGuire to be the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs.
Previously, Mr. McGuire was a Policy Director at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a Denver-based law and consulting firm. Mr. McGuire worked for more than a decade in the U.S. Senate and served, most recently, as chief of staff in the office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), where he oversaw legislative priorities, communications efforts, and constituent services. Prior to that, Mr. McGuire served on Capitol Hill in a variety of communications roles in Senator McConnell’s leadership office, including chief speechwriter and deputy communications director.
Mr. McGuire has advised several U.S. Senate campaigns, has appeared as a political commentator on Fox, CNN, PBS, NPR, and MSNBC, and his writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, USA Today, and Politico.
A native of Albany, N.Y., Mr. McGuire is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, and has two Master’s degrees, an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Dallas and an M.A. in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.