Elevate Government Affairs Hires Rodney Davis Chief of Staff Bret Manley as an Executive Vice President

(Washington, DC – 12/07/2022) Elevate Government Affairs, LLC is pleased to announce that Bret Manley has joined the firm effective December 5, 2022, as an Executive Vice President.

Bret comes to Elevate with over 15 years of experience working in various roles for Republican Members in the House of Representatives. He most recently served as Chief of Staff for Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Ranking Member on both the Committee on House Administration and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. While in this position, Bret oversaw the development and implementation of policy objectives on a wide range of issues, while also acting as the Representative’s liaison to House Leadership, the NRCC and White House policy and political staff.

Prior to leading Rep. Davis’s office, Bret served as Chief of Staff for former Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) between 2017 and 2019, having previously been his Legislative Director. While working for Rep. Denham Bret gained valuable transportation policy experience while serving as the assistant to the Representative while he was Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. Bret began his Congressional career with former Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) in 2007.

“We are extremely excited and proud to welcome Bret to our growing team here at Elevate,” said Jeff Markey, Co-Founder and Principal. “Bret’s many years serving in leadership positions in Republican offices, his subject-matter expertise in various policy areas and his immense professional network will be invaluable for us as we carry on with our mission of delivering results for each of our clients.”

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to be a part of the burgeoning group at Elevate, as I believe my background will allow me to offer unique insights into the issues facing our clients,” said Bret. “Rob, Jeff, Sam, and the rest of the team have created a bipartisan, bicameral atmosphere that consistently produces successful outcomes and I’m looking forward to working alongside everyone on behalf of the firm’s clients.”

Bret spent seven years as an Officer in the United States Navy Reserves and graduated from the University of California Berkely Haas School of Business in 2005.