Erik Opsal

Deputy Director, Communications & Strategy

Erik Opsal joined the Communications and Strategy team at the Brennan Center in January 2011. As Deputy Director, he helps oversee the day-to-day operations of the department, driving media strategy, executing public advocacy campaigns, maximizing press opportunities, editing publications, and organizing events. His work focuses across all Brennan Center issue areas, including voting rights & elections, criminal justice, redistricting, fair courts, liberty and national security, and money in politics. He also contributes to digital strategy, content, and editing. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, he worked as Deputy Communications Director for U.S. Senator Russ Feingold.