Announcing: Communications Expert Joins CEI Staff

Washington, D.C., September 19, 2012 – Brian McNicoll, a veteran journalist with experience in think tanks and on Capitol Hill, has joined the Competitive Enterprise Institute as Senior Director of Communications.

Mr. McNicoll comes to CEI after substantive stints in public relations, communications and news reporting.  At A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates, he served as a senior writer on a variety of topics and publications.

Previously, he directed communications operations for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, under the direction of Chairman Tom Davis, R-Va.  He also served as a senior writer for the Heritage Foundation and as an editor and reporter for newspapers in Maryland, Northern Virginia and his home state of Louisiana. 

He has received more than 30 awards for writing, editing and project management in newspapers. An avid golfer and well-known girls’ basketball coach, McNicoll lives in Alexandria, Va., with his wife and two children.

He is a columnist for and can be found on Twitter at @mcnicollb.