Episode 7

S1/E7: How To Break Down Barriers & Improve the Government Workforce - Jason Briefel

Jason Briefel is a partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, P.C. (SB&R), where he leads the firm’s government and public affairs department, providing legislative and organizational representation and strategic advice to nonprofits and corporations.

Mr. Briefel joined SB&R in 2012 to work in the firm's government affairs department, quickly advancing through successive roles with expanding responsibility. He is a regular host of the firm’s podcast, FEDtalk on Federal News Network, and is Editor of the FEDmanager and FEDagent weekly e-report newsletters.

He is the Director of Policy and Outreach for the Senior Executives Association (SEA), responsible for the association’s policy platform, strategic engagement with corporate, NGO, and government partners, and SEA member professional development programming. He served as the SEA Executive Director from September 2016 to April 2020, and served as SEA Interim President from February-September 2016.

Mr. Briefel is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Public Policy Committee. He is also a Director on the Board of the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), currently serving as Treasurer.

Prior to joining SB&R, Mr. Briefel worked in Congress for a member of the North Carolina delegation and interned with the DC-based think tank Third Way. He also served as a research assistant and project manager for the FireChasers, a collaborative research endeavor between the U.S. Forest Service and North Carolina State University.

Mr. Briefel holds a B.A. from the University of Richmond and an M.S. from North Carolina State University.

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Alex D. Tremble (aka The Federal Career Coach) is an award-winning speaker, author, and leadership expert who has over 10 years of experience coaching and advising some of our nation’s most senior level government leaders. He is also the host of The Alex Tremble Show, which brings together successful executives from across the world to provide government employees with the strategies needed to gain influence and advance in their careers.

Alex began his career managing three government-wide senior leadership development programs, and quickly went on to establish GPS Leadership Solutions LLC., while publishing two bestselling books ("Reaching Senior Leadership: 10 Growth Strategies Every Government Leader Should Know” and “The GPS Guide to Success”) geared towards helping government leaders gain influence and attain career success. Alex is a Leadership Center for Excellence 40 under 40 honoree. Alex is passionate and committed to helping our nation’s government leaders reach their highest potential; personally, and professionally. Alex received his Bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology from William Penn University and his Master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Baltimore. Please visit AlexTremble.com to gain the tools and strategies you need to reach your leadership and career goals.