February 28, 2012

Obama Re-Elect Names Colburn Communications Director

Brent ColburnFirst reported in Politico’sPlaybook,” the Obama 2012 reelection campaign today announced that Brent Colburn will join as Communications Director.  Colburn currently serves as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Colburn “first joined the Obama team in 2008 as Michigan Communications Director and has worked on behalf of the Democratic nominee each presidential cycle dating back to the Gore campaign.”

Before serving at DHS, Colburn led external affairs for FEMA.  He has previously worked as a national spokesperson for the presidential inaugural committee, as well as for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and the international public relations firm Burson-Marsteller.

Colburn is a graduate of the College of William and Mary.  (Politico’s “Playbook”)

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