Brian Grip is Bank of America’s State and Local Public Policy Executive, and in this role manages the U.S. State and Local Government Relations Team. He also overseas State/Local Government Relations for the company in New York, and the New England states. In this national role with the company, Grip works on public policy issues impacting the financial services industry. In his Public Policy leadership role with the company, he engages with public officials and banking industry leaders across the country.
Grip previously served as press secretary and advisor to former NH Governor Judd Gregg. He began his career with Gregg in Washington, DC while Gregg represented NH’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Grip also worked previously in a government relations role with the NH Business and Industry Association. The “BIA” is NH’s leading business advocate. He has served on the Board of Directors of the NH Bankers Association, and the Government Relations Council Administrative Committee for the American Bankers Association.
Grip serves on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) and is also a member of the Executive Committee of Council of State Governments, Eastern Regional Conference (ERC).
He was also appointed to serve on the Saint Anselm College Ethics in Governance Advisory Board (“EIG Advisory Board). The EIG Advisory Board was established pursuant to requirements set forth in the Center for Public Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship (“CPRCC”).
Grip is also active in the community. He is on the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities New Hampshire, Inc. in Manchester, NH. He served on the Board of Trustees with YMCA Camp Coniston for over 25 years, and now serves as an Emeritus member of the Board. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH.
He was raised in Peterborough, NH and received his BA in Public Administration from Stonehill College in Easton, MA. He and his wife Kelly live in Nashua, NH. They have two grown children, Alex and Taylor.