Who We Are

Brandi Bruns

Partner

Brandi has spent her career working between political campaigns focused on fundraising, compliance and operations and leading development teams in nonprofit organizations. During business school, she worked with start up organizations, and learned how closely the political campaign world is to launching a new venture.

Brandi started her career in the Indianapolis office of US Senator Evan Bayh and from there worked between political campaigns and large healthcare nonprofit organizations in Indiana. Her nonprofit work included leading development efforts with sponsors and donors, reshaping annual events to exceed fundraising goals and building and maintaining valuable donor relationships.

In 2013 Brandi moved to Nashville, admittedly believing she was done working in politics and fundraising. She started business school shortly after moving to Tennessee and as she was completing her final semester was tapped to serve as the Senior Advisor for Finance and Compliance on the Karl Dean for Governor campaign.

Outside of work, Brandi can be found walking trails and listening to true crime podcasts, reading, or in her kitchen testing recipes daily. She lives in Nashville with some kitties who provide daily laughter and plenty of headaches.

 

Education

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
M.B.A., 2017

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON
B.A., Public Affairs, 2000

Courtney Wheeler

Partner

Courtney spent the past 20 years working at various stages of electoral and political campaigns.  She brings a diverse set of skills to any campaign, non-profit, or business. 

Courtney began her career managing two successful state house races in East Tennessee in 2002. In 2003, she was named the field director for the John Kerry for President Campaign traveling all over the country during the primary campaign. After working at the Tennessee Democratic Party, she moved to Florida to build and run the political and field program for the Jim Davis for Governor campaign. In 2007, she moved back to TN to help Karl Dean run a successful race for mayor of Nashville.

After law school, she joined President Barack Obama’s 2012 successful reelection campaign as the National Voter Protection Director. She moved back to TN to join Mayor Dean’s administration as the Director of the Office of Neighborhoods. In 2015, Courtney worked for the non-profit education organization, Project Renaissance, as the Director of Community Engagement before she became the Campaign Manager for Karl Dean’s race for Governor.

Courtney is an avid runner, yogi, and dog mom to Rigby. She enjoys reading as much as time permits.  She has hiked all over the world including the rain forests in Fiji, waterfalls in Hawaii, and near her home in the great Smoky Mountains.

Education

TEXAS TECH LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2010

SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A., 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Danny Harp

Danny Harp is a community activist dedicated to protecting the economic and civil rights of all people through electoral politics and civic engagement. Danny specializes in data entry and analysis, fundraising and compliance, and volunteer training and recruitment. He is currently finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and History at Middle Tennessee State University with collegiate coursework from Nashville State Community College, American University, and Harvard University.

Danny enjoys collecting old books, political and civil rights memorabilia, vintage vinyl records, and obscure pop culture mementos. He has an eclectic taste in music and enjoys everything from Sam Cooke to Brandi Carlile; however, he is unwavering in his opinion that Dolly Parton is indeed the greatest artist of all time.

Danny is a fan of political sitcoms and is constantly working to refine his Moira Rose impression.

Who We Are

Brandi Bruns

Partner

Brandi has spent her career working between political campaigns focused on fundraising, compliance and operations and leading development teams in nonprofit organizations. During business school, she worked with start up organizations, and learned how closely the political campaign world is to launching a new venture.

Brandi started her career in the Indianapolis office of US Senator Evan Bayh and from there worked between political campaigns and large healthcare nonprofit organizations in Indiana. Her nonprofit work included leading development efforts with sponsors and donors, reshaping annual events to exceed fundraising goals and building and maintaining valuable donor relationships.

In 2013 Brandi moved to Nashville, admittedly believing she was done working in politics and fundraising. She started business school shortly after moving to Tennessee and as she was completing her final semester was tapped to serve as the Senior Advisor for Finance and Compliance on the Karl Dean for Governor campaign.

Outside of work, Brandi can be found walking trails and listening to true crime podcasts, reading, or in her kitchen testing recipes daily. She lives in Nashville with some kitties who provide daily laughter and plenty of headaches.

Education

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
M.B.A., 2017

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON
B.A., Public Affairs, 2000

Courtney Wheeler

Partner

Courtney spent the past 20 years working at various stages of electoral and political campaigns.  She brings a diverse set of skills to any campaign, non-profit, or business. 

Courtney began her career managing two successful state house races in East Tennessee in 2002. In 2003, she was named the field director for the John Kerry for President Campaign traveling all over the country during the primary campaign. After working at the Tennessee Democratic Party, she moved to Florida to build and run the political and field program for the Jim Davis for Governor campaign. In 2007, she moved back to TN to help Karl Dean run a successful race for mayor of Nashville.

After law school, she joined President Barack Obama’s 2012 successful reelection campaign as the National Voter Protection Director. She moved back to TN to join Mayor Dean’s administration as the Director of the Office of Neighborhoods. In 2015, Courtney worked for the non-profit education organization, Project Renaissance, as the Director of Community Engagement before she became the Campaign Manager for Karl Dean’s race for Governor.

Courtney is an avid runner, yogi, and dog mom to Rigby. She enjoys reading as much as time permits.  She has hiked all over the world including the rain forests in Fiji, waterfalls in Hawaii, and near her home in the great Smoky Mountains.

Education

TEXAS TECH LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2010

SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A., 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Danny Harp

Danny Harp is a community activist dedicated to protecting the economic and civil rights of all people through electoral politics and civic engagement. Danny specializes in data entry and analysis, fundraising and compliance, and volunteer training and recruitment. He is currently finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and History at Middle Tennessee State University with collegiate coursework from Nashville State Community College, American University, and Harvard University.

Danny enjoys collecting old books, political and civil rights memorabilia, vintage vinyl records, and obscure pop culture mementos. He has an eclectic taste in music and enjoys everything from Sam Cooke to Brandi Carlile; however, he is unwavering in his opinion that Dolly Parton is indeed the greatest artist of all time.

Danny is a fan of political sitcoms and is constantly working to refine his Moira Rose impression.