Former Ryan aide moves to K street

Brendan Buck, a former counselor to ex-Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Three-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate MORE (R-Wis.), is joining Blue Engine Message & Media + JDA Frontline as a partner.

While with Ryan, Buck led messaging and communications strategy. He also previously worked as the press secretary for former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerIs Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader MORE (R-Ohio).


Blue Engine + JDA is a D.C.-based strategic communications and public affairs firm. Blue Engine and JDA merged in October 2018 and the firm currently has 25 people on their team.

“Blue Engine + JDA is home to a deep, talented team and an equally impressive roster of clients,” Buck said in a press release. “This firm operates at a high level, and I’m eager to get to work with my new colleagues to help our clients achieve their communications goals.”

While working with Ryan, Buck worked on the messaging behind the GOP tax bill. He has also worked for the House Ways and Means Committee and for now-Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff Poll: 14 percent of GOP voters say Trump should be impeached Turkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate MORE (R-Calif.), ex-Rep. Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceIndustrial food system is at the heart of biodiversity degradation and climate change Joe Lieberman's son running for Senate in Georgia The Hill's Campaign Report: Impeachment fight poses risks to both Trump, Dems MORE (R-Ga.) and Rep. Greg WaldenGregory (Greg) Paul WaldenPrivate equity-funded doctors coalition spends million lobbying on 'surprise' medical billing Top Republican rejects Democratic chairman's approach to stopping surprise medical bills Lawmakers hit Trump administration for including tech legal shield in trade negotiations MORE (R-Ore.).

Buck joins a list of Ryan aides who since moved into positions on K street following the Speaker's retirement in January.

Former senior adviser to the Speaker Joyce Meyer is the executive vice president of government relations for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and former general counsel, Mark Epley, is the executive vice president and general counsel of Managed Funds Association.