Tell your story where it matters most.

Tell your story where it matters most.

In a constantly changing political and social landscape, it’s more important than ever to have a clear story to tell, a strong voice to tell it, and a seat at the table where decisions are being made. To get there, you need to coordinate every resource, work faster than the competition, and craft messages that resonate both inside capitol buildings and with the public at large.


Who We Are

At Intersect Public Solutions, we help find the critical junctures in your public affairs efforts -- the places where your unique story fits into existing public narratives, where shared interests align to build strong coalitions, and where common-sense solutions can break down traditional barriers of ideology or political party. Most importantly, we work fast now but with an eye to the future, so that you can stop fighting the same fights year after year.

Our experience ranges from senior positions inside government, to the highest levels of political campaigns, to working alongside corporate partners at the center of contentious and high-profile public debates. We work hand-in-hand with our clients at every step of the way to help tell their story, and to make sure it’s heard where it matters most.


What We Do

We’re a public affairs and communications firm rooted in a well-informed understanding of what’s happening day-to-day in government and politics. We believe your communications goals must work in harmony with your business plan, your policy agenda, your government affairs strategy, and anything else that matters to you. It’s all connected — it all intersects.

All of our services are tailored to each client based on their individualized needs and their specific resources. We think you know your goals best — we want to help you achieve them on your terms.

strategic planning

  • Ongoing Political Counsel and Strategy

  • Drafting of Formal Strategic Plans

  • Executive Advising and Reputation Management

  • Policy Development and Implementation


  • Coalition Building and Maintenance

  • Intra-Industry Positioning

  • Grassroots Outreach

  • Fundraising


  • Media and Public Relations

  • Messaging

  • Crisis Management

  • Speech Writing

Paid Media Strategy

  • Digital Media Content and Strategy

  • Integrating Paid Media Efforts

  • Social Media Planning, Development, and Training

  • Email List Building and Management

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Our Team


Brian Durand, founding partner

Brian brings more than 15 years of experience spanning government, politics, and the corporate arena. Most recently he served for three years as Chief of Staff to Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, and also worked for the administration in the state’s budget department, the Office of Policy and Management. Previously, he was Vice President of Communications for a national public affairs and research firm, where he planned and implemented public affairs campaigns for corporate, nonprofit, and political clients. He began his career in New York City with a global media firm, developing paid media strategies for multinational corporate clients. Brian lives in West Hartford, Conn. with his wife and two sons.

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Michael Mandell, founding partner

Michael has over 10 years of experience in policy and political advocacy. Throughout his career he has been committed to analyzing issues and policy and advocating for various causes. Michael worked most recently to build coalitions of Republicans and Democrats, business organizations, and labor unions to guide two successful issue-based referenda. Prior to that work he directed a state party that raised record sums of money and served as a national standard for excellence in campaign, digital, and grassroots engagement. Michael has also worked as an advisor on policy and legislative affairs in the Connecticut Governor’s Office, served in senior roles in gubernatorial campaigns and managed a successful statewide Presidential primary campaign. Michael lives with his wife and daughter in Glastonbury, Conn.


Contact Us

You can reach us here:

(860) 288-7551


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