Adrian Saenz is a political communications and public affairs consultant based in Washington D.C. He most recently served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Adrian served as Founder and President of Mosaic Media Strategy Group and as co-Founder of the New Paradigm Agency. As a consultant on the Biden for President campaign, Adrian advised on strategy and implementation of the Latino mail and paid media programs, the largest components of an over $125 million Latino voter engagement program.
A senior level manager, Adrian has experience developing strategic legislative, advocacy and electoral campaigns; managing staff and consultant teams; and leading stakeholder engagement, coalition building and partnerships with federal, state, and local leaders. He has led political independent expenditure campaigns for the Latino Victory Project, BOLD PAC, Forward Majority, Emily’s List, the DCCC, the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee and has consulted for private sector and non-profit clients ranging from River LA and the American Bankers Association to the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
Adrian previously served as Senior Advisor to President Obama in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs where he managed relationships with Governors, legislators, and other state elected officials, and developed the State Policy Project, an initiative focused on advancing the President’s domestic policy agenda via state legislatures. He also served as a Continuity of Government Plan team lead in two Administrations and as the in-state coordinator of the White House 2014 Ebola outbreak response.
A Board Member of Giffords-Courage to Fight Gun Violence, participant in the White House Presidential Leadership Workshop and former president of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association, Adrian also spent nearly a decade on Capitol Hill as a Chief of Staff and Communications Director. He is a veteran of four presidential campaigns, serving on both Obama-Biden campaigns — as State Director in 2008 and as the National Latino Vote Director in 2012. His experience also includes serving as Executive Vice President of the Latino Victory Project, Constituency Director for the Obama-Biden Presidential Inaugural Committee, and as the National Field Director and Latino Vote Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.