NEW YORK — Bryan Lesswing, who most recently served as a senior advisor to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, has joined SKDK as a senior VP.

New York-based Lesswing will be joining SKDK's public affairs practice, supporting  corporate, crisis and advocacy clients while contributing to the strategic growth of the group.

Lesswing brings more than a decade of communications experience to the role, having worked at politics, government and advocacy. Since 2019, he has worked for Hochul in various capacities including, most recently, as a senior communications advisor. While in that role, Lesswing led communications around Hochul’s pandemic response and other crises. He also acted as an advisor to Hochul’s gubernatorial campaign and transition into the role. 

Prior to his time on Hochul’s team, Lesswing worked as a campaign operative on competitive federal and state campaigns in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. During the 2018 election cycle, Lesswing served as a communications director for US Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s (D-WI) first re-election campaign.