As Vice President in the Strategies 360 Washington D.C office, Tyler Wilson brings nearly two decades of public policy expertise to the firm’s federal relations practice. He has worked on campaigns, policy, government relations, and association and coalition management.
Tyler served as Chief of Staff and campaign advisor to former Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-IA). He led a team of 13 staffers in Washington D.C. and in three field offices in the district. In the 116th Congress, Tyler spearheaded the introduction of over 25 bipartisan bills (including four that became law), executed a 20-county constituent engagement strategy, and organized bipartisan Congressional hearings for the Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade and Entrepreneurship Subcommittee of the Small Business Committee chaired by Rep. Finkenauer. Finkenauer also served as Vice Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee and an Assistant Majority Whip.
Most recently, Tyler served as a Senior Advisor to America’s Service Commissions, a bipartisan national association of governor-appointed State and Territorial Service Commissions. While there, he created the group’s advocacy and public relations strategy to support the proposed $10 billion investment in a Civilian Climate Corps in the American Jobs Plan, including developing leading principles and recommendations for implementation.
Tyler has been involved in several successful campaigns for federal office. He served as the policy and field director for Congressman Dave Loebsack’s (D-IA) first campaign in 2006, returning to Iowa in 2008, 2010, and 2012 to help secure Rep. Loebsack’s reelection while also working on get out the vote efforts for former President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Tyler also worked in Congressman Loebsack’s Washington, DC office for seven years as a legislative assistant where he managed a diverse issue portfolio including for the Education and Labor Committee, agriculture, energy, financial services, disaster response and recovery, and transportation and infrastructure. Tyler has also previously worked as Director of Government Relations with The Corps Network – the national association of service and conservation corps that provides young adults and veterans the opportunity to serve our country through projects on public lands and in rural and urban communities. He has also consulted for the Endometriosis Foundation of America.
A native Iowan, Tyler graduated from the University of Iowa with a double major in Political Science and Communication Studies. He lives with his wife, twin son and daughter, and dog in Washington, DC.