Brett Loper, a former senior aide for Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and one-time member of Roll Call's Fabulous 50 list of influential staffers , is joining the Bipartisan Policy Center as a senior adviser.
Boehnerland and the center seem to be developing a Washington Nationals-Oakland A's relationship, with key staffers welcome in both spaces. In December, Rebecca Tallent joined Boehner's staff as his immigration policy director, coming over from her similar position at the center.
Loper left his position as deputy chief of staff to Boehner last year to take a position at American Express as senior vice president of government affairs. When he left the Hill, he had been Boehner's top policy adviser as deputy chief for more than two years and was a top K Street get . Previous to that, he was senior executive vice president of the Advanced Medical Technology Association.
Before his time at AdvaMed, he was the GOP staff director for the House Ways and Means Committee under its ranking member, then-Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La. Prior to that, he was McCrery's chief of staff. He's got some executive branch experience as well, having worked at the Office of Management and Budget during the early years of the George W. Bush White House.
“Brett is an excellent addition to our cadre of thought leaders and policy experts,” said BPC Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland, himself a former Fab 50er and top budget and appropriations aide in the Senate.