Travis H. Brown is the CEO and co-founder of Pelopidas, LLC, a St. Louis-based public affairs and advocacy firm. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes.com, a nationally sought-after speaker, and the author of How Money Walks, a book that explores how wealth and people move between the states. Brown regularly discusses the book’s findings on national media outlets, including CNBC and Fox Business.
Brown has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has two decades of state and local lobbying experience and has worked in one-third of the 50 states. After a diverse career in corporate sales, marketing, and government affairs, Brown co-founded Pelopidas LLC in 2007.
Brown and his firm are dedicated to providing passionate and effective advocacy and political consulting in the fields of grassroots campaigns, media relations, issue advocacy, and fundraising event management to clients across the country. Clients include nonprofits, corporations, state and local governments, advocacy groups, and political organizations and campaigns. Brown balances his work and travel schedule with civic involvement, including a seat on the board of directors for Wings of Hope, the world’s largest humanitarian aviation agency.
Brown is a leading advocate for state tax reform within and beyond the Midwest. He regularly consults with governors, legislators, and think-tank scholars about issues related to income tax reform.
Brown lives in St. Louis with his wife, Pelopidas co-founder Rachel Keller Brown. He is an avid sportsman, pilot, wine collector, chess enthusiast, and world traveler.