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Brad Viator

Brad Viator is Executive Director, External Affairs for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). Mr. Viator’s primary responsibilities include outreach to state elected officials, including state legislators, governors, and attorneys general. He manages EEI’s online advocacy community, We Stand For Energy, and regularly serves as a spokesperson on behalf of the industry in public forums.

Before joining EEI in 2011, Mr. Viator served as political representative at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), focusing on electoral and legislative advocacy for federal elected officials. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Mr. Viator did extensive political campaign work at the local, state, and federal levels in a number of western states.

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Mr. Viator earned a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife, Jessica, and three young children, James, Luke, and Juliette.