Brendan Joyce, Senior Outreach Coordinator at Northwind Strategies, is an expert on grassroots organizing, community engagement, and the powerful impact that person-to-person relationship building with the public can have on government affairs. An alumnus of Bridgewater State University, Brendan has held leadership positions on many major grassroots efforts since first getting involved as a volunteer during Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2012.
As a Regional Field Director for John Barros’ campaign for Mayor of Boston, Brendan oversaw the campaign’s Get-Out-The-Vote operations in Mattapan, helping drive historically large voter turnout. Following the preliminary, he worked with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s campaign to secure the vote of Barros supporters in Roxbury and North Dorchester, neighborhoods where Mayor Walsh won with large margins. In 2014, Brendan managed State Representative Dan Cullinane’s first re-election campaign which Cullinane won in a competitive 4-way primary with 66% of the vote. Brendan also held leadership positions on the gubernatorial campaigns of former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem and former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. He then worked as Community Engagement Leader for Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. At Boston 2024, he helped recruit and train over 4,000 engaged and passionate supporters who volunteered to spread the word at 200+ events across Massachusetts.
At Northwind Strategies, Brendan regularly employs his innovative grassroots outreach techniques for businesses, non-profits, ballot campaigns, and other clients in need of building and activating a strong community of support.
Brendan currently lives in Dorchester with his fiancée Adrienne and remains very involved in local and statewide politics.