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- Focused Advocacy
Brandon Aghamalian is widely recognized as an expert on local government, transportation, economic development, property tax and cultural arts issues. As vice president of business development and co-founder of the Focused Advocacy governmental affairs division, his primary concentration is representing local governments before the Texas Legislature.
Prior to joining Focused Advocacy, Aghamalian founded and managed a multi-million dollar local government advocacy practice group, representing dozens of municipalities before the state. Additionally, he worked on behalf of the Texas film and television industries to create and fund a $60 million incentive program to keep and expand production activities in Texas. His accomplishments in the areas of tax policy and economic development extend back to his experience inside the Capitol where he played instrumental roles in the crafting and passage of the Texas Economic Development Act, along with substantial redesigns of Texas’ workers compensation insurance system and Texas Workforce Commission job training programs.
Aghamalian’s successful management of numerous client projects, many of which led to millions of dollars in tax incentives, the expansion of facilities and the creation of new jobs, has led him to become a trusted and sought after advisor to business leaders across the state.
Aghamalian earned his law and master’s degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he also was a NCAA scholarship track athlete and student body vice president.