Ross Branson

Executive Director

Ross Branson is Executive Director of the Center for Infrastructure and Economic Development. Branson directs strategy and operations for The Center.

Branson has more than a decade of experience in government affairs and served stints in the federal government as Chief of Staff for two Republican Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and during the Trump Administration as Senior Vice President for Congressional and Governmental Affairs for the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Previously, Branson served on the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, the 2016 Florida Victory Program for the Republican National Committee, and the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. He also worked in Missouri state government relations for nearly a decade before taking his career to the national level.

Branson holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Missouri. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Lexi, and their son, Knox.