Brett M. Decker
Brett M. Decker has written and provided strategic communications advice for projects in the United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
With a focus on finance, economics, foreign affairs and politics, Mr. Decker has written and edited thousands of articles and made countless broadcast appearances as editorial page editor of the Washington Times and a writer and editor for the Wall Street Journal. While based in China for the Journal, he edited the Asian Culture and Thought page and was governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club.
As founding Editor-in-Chief for Rare, he built the digital publication from inception to 1.6 million pageviews per week by its third full month. Key to this rapid growth was a content model based constant adaptation to, and audience engagement through, the newest social-media platforms.
While serving in the George W. Bush administration as senior vice president of communications at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Mr. Decker managed the public affairs, external affairs, marketing and protocol divisions for a $100 billion trade-finance agency open for business in 150 countries. This role included responsibility for all of the federal agency’s executive speeches, op-eds, press releases, annual reports, video advertising, interagency messaging coordination, media outreach and spokesman duties. Previous government experience included serving as speechwriter and communications advisor to Majority Whip (later Majority Leader) Tom DeLay in the U.S. House of Representatives.
An adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University and media fellow at Stanford’s University’s Hoover Institution, Mr. Decker is author of two books, most recently “Bowing to Beijing,” published by Regnery in 2011. His first job in Washington was as a reporter, editor and television producer for the late, legendary columnist Robert D. Novak. He is a graduate of Albion College and has master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins and the U.S. Naval War College.
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