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Brandon Gryde

OPERA America
Director of Government Affairs
Washington, D.C.
Brandon represents the opera field in front of Congress, the White House and Federal agencies, working on a range of issues that include support for the NEA and Arts in Education programs, tax policy for nonprofits, and international exchanges issues. He previously served as Communications Director for Youth Service America in D.C. and Publications Director for Jump Street in Harrisburg, PA. He has his B.A. in Ethnomusicology and American Literature and Culture from UCLA and his M.A. in American Studies from Penn State.