On Monday, Brent Burns took over as the political director of the Vermont Republican Party.
The post sat vacant for more than a year, after Mike Bertrand left the position.
According to the party, Burns has worked as a political consultant in Texas and as a field organizer for the campaign of Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. The Texas A&M University graduate recently finished serving a 15-month deployment in the Army.
The party touts his background “in leadership and data analysis,” citing Burns’ recent work as a satellite communications supervisor for the military, where he oversaw operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and southwest Asia.
“Brent has the type of leadership we have been looking for to grow our organization and move our party in a new direction,” Jack Lindley, chair of the Vermont party, said in a public statement. “He has a background in technology, which will help as we become a more agile and data driven organization.”
Burns said that he and his wife are glad to call Vermont their home.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to work on behalf of Vermonters in finding solutions to provide more economic opportunity and making Vermont more affordable for the young and working families in this state,” he said in a public statement.