Brian Swensen   -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Brian Swensen


Brian is currently the Political Director for the Republican Party of Florida. 


Brian is to be commended for his effective grassroots organizing after being victorious as the Victory Director for the Rick Scott for Governor campaign. 


Previously Brian Swensen worked as the Advance Coordinator for the Leadership Institute’s Youth Leadership School.  He started working for the Leadership Institute in September of 2007.  Brian’s role was to recruit conservatives to attend the YLS in addition to teaching political technology.  Brian also instructed students on how to take over their student government with The Leadership Institute's Campus Election Workshop.


After leaving the Leadership Institute, Brian was hired to be the Campaign Manager for Dan Quiggle for Senate in FL. 


Brian was born in Yonkers, NY and lived in Kingston, NY.  After that he moved to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands for two years.  Brian moved to Middletown, NJ and eventually moved to Davie, Florida where he attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School.


He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas in 2001 and headed off to college at Florida International University in Miami, FL.  At FIU Brian was involved in Student Government, Panther Rage, Homecoming, Dance Marathon, and is a brother of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.


While being involved on campus Brian found the time to work for the Mayor of Coral Gables and work on Rep. Anaitere Flores’ campaign.  Brian also managed the Florida House Republicans’ campaign for all south Florida universities.  Brian graduated from Florida International University with a degree in public administration.


After college Brian worked for Greater Ft. Lauderdale Sister Cities International where he helped plan and organize the nation’s second largest diplomatic event, the Sister City International Conference.  Brian currently resides in the the suburbs of Talahassee, FL.