The American Horse Council (AHC) has announced that Bryan L. Brendle will serve as its director of policy and legislative affairs.

In this capacity Brendle will lead the public policy, government relations, and advocacy efforts of AHC. Brendle is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College of Virginia and holds a Juris Doctor from Mercer Law School in Georgia.

“Bryan is a seasoned legislative and government relations professional having worked in D.C. for over 20 years,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “He brings a wealth of firsthand experience with issues ranging from energy, environment, transportation, tax, and agriculture policies to the AHC. His experience as an advocate for business including director of government relations and senior director of government affairs for pro-business trade associations will be a great asset to the AHC and continuing to ensure our industry has a voice here in Washington, D.C.”

Brendle said, “Joining the team at the American Horse Council couldn’t be a more exciting opportunity. Serving as an advocate for the AHC will allow me to combine my passions for pro-business lobbying, riding, and all the activities that support the equine industry, a key pillar for America’s history and agricultural economy."

Brendle joins Broadway; Ashley Furst, director of communications and the Unwanted Horse Coalition; Cliff Williamson, director of health and regulatory affairs; Ryan Smith, office administrator; and several consultants that advocate for the U.S. horse industry’s social, economic, and legislative interests.