Aubrey Sarvis is a lawyer with over thirty years experience in public and corporate affairs in Washington, D.C. He served as Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the Senate Commerce Committee and later became executive vice president in charge of public policy and legislative operations for Verizon Communications, where he spearheaded the corporation’s leadership in supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
After leaving Verizon he formed the Sarvis Group, an independent public policy consulting firm in Washington whose clients included Fortune 100 corporations, nonprofits, and the Government of Vietnam. He dissolved the firm in 2007 to return to the public sector, where he now works as executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from American University under the G.I. Bill, and also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Later he took part in graduate programs for senior management at the Harvard Business School and Columbia University’s School of Business.
Always active in local and national affairs, he has served on several boards and nonprofits in his native state of South Carolina and in Washington, D.C. In particular, he was on the boards of the Spoleto Festival USA, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which is dedicated to recruiting, aiding and electing the most qualified lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders to public office.