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Bryan Lanza

Bryan Lanza

Managing Director

Bryan Lanza is a Managing Director in Mercury’s Washington DC office, specializing in public affairs and media strategy. A leading Republican strategist with extensive experience in political campaigns, policy and media relations, Bryan provides key leadership for clients across Mercury’s U.S. and international offices.

Former Communications Director for President Donald J. Trump’s Transition Team

Deputy Communications Director for the Trump-Pence Presidential Campaign 

Leading Republican political and media strategist with roots in the CA State Senate and Assembly

Played leading role in restructuring the California primary system

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Bryan Lanza is a Managing Director in Mercury’s Washington DC office, specializing in public affairs and media strategy. A leading Republican strategist with extensive experience in political campaigns, policy and media relations, Bryan provides key leadership for clients across Mercury’s U.S. and international offices.

Prior to joining Mercury, Bryan served as Communications Director for President Donald J. Trump’s Transition Team.  Bryan worked closely with the President’s advisers and White House leadership to ensure a smooth, successful Cabinet appointment process, in addition to managing media inquiries throughout the campaign and transition periods. His role with the Trump administration was immediately preceded by his tenure as Deputy Communications Director for the Trump-Pence Presidential campaign, where he helped to craft strategy and messaging for the campaign, in addition to managing media relations oversight and surrogate management.

Throughout his career, Bryan has been a key adviser in conservative politics and policy at the state and national level. In the role of Communications Director for Citizens United, Bryan managed all external and internal communications while also working closely with the group’s President David Bossie. From 2013-2014, Lanza was a Senior Associate at Townsend Public Affairs. As manager of the DC office, he offered planning and implementation of policy priorities to dozens of California cities and municipalities.

Prior to his time in Washington, Lanza held a number of key roles in the California government.  His policy experience includes chief of staff tenures at the California State Senate and Assembly where he specialized in agriculture, health and transportation issues, and was involved in a number of key statewide initiatives and budget negotiations. Bryan played a key role in organizing support to pass a constitutional amendment that restructured the California primary system in 2010.

From 1999-2007, Lanza founded and led his own public affairs shop, Lanza Strategies, in the role of President.  He has lived all over the U.S. working on political campaigns. Bryan is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach.  Both natives of California, he and his wife, Christine, reside in Arlington.