Brian Purchia

Riff City CEO and Founder

Brian Purchia is the CEO and founder of Riff City Strategies and co-founder of CivicMakers. Brian has led some of the most high profile media and public policy efforts over the past decade at the intersection of government and technology. The former head of digital strategy for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and spokesman has been called “genuinely innovative,” by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. He was the driving force behind the first open data law and open API in government. Before opening his own communications and advocacy firm, Purchia worked in media, as a reporter in Washington, DC.

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