Brian Herman is a communication strategist for political, nonprofit and corporate clients. He was communications director for Dan Onorato’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign and external affairs director at Media Matters for America, as well as deputy campaign manager for ex-Rep. Melissa Bean’s (D-IL) 2004 campaign and communications director/senior policy advisor for her congressional office. He grew up in Lake County, Ill. and earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in Chicago.