Aaron Trujillo serves in Strategies 360’s Washington, D.C. office as Vice President of Federal Relations. Here, he will guide clients through their federal policy goals using his keen sense of strategy on the Hill and his well-developed relationships to move conversations forward. Hailing from a small, rural town in New Mexico, Aaron brings his deep understanding of the needs of regionally specific communities to the U.S. Capitol.
Aaron, who has more than 15 years of experience working in Congress, the Administration, campaigns, and the private sector, was most recently Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM). Prior to that role, he was a VP at Fulcrum Public Affairs. Trujillo has held senior positions at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and was Associate Director for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Obama Administration. Originally from New Mexico, Aaron started his career in politics with Senator Lujan. He maintains a robust network of relationships and local knowledge in the state.
Aaron has worked on a diverse issue portfolio throughout his time in Washington, D.C. including, but not limited to, tech and telecom, health care, manufacturing, energy and environment, trade, and Native American affairs. His various roles have given him the opportunity to closely interface with Members of Congress, Administration officials, senior Congressional staff, external stakeholders, and local governments.
As a senior advisor at the DCCC, he executed specialized engagement projects focused on Hispanic and Native American communities. Later, as Chief of Staff, he implemented the first committee-wide cybersecurity program and was part of an executive team that was responsible for winning back the House Majority in 2018.
Aaron has a BA in Political Science from the University of New Mexico and an MBA from American University. He is an outdoor enthusiast, including mountain biking and snowboarding. He splits his time between Washington, D.C. and New Mexico.