Title: Director of Governmental Relations
Brian Fessler has served as Director of Governmental Relations since February 2020. He first joined the NYSSBA staff as a governmental relations representative in January 2014.
Prior to joining NYSSBA, he was a specialist with Questar III BOCES State Aid and Financial Planning Service, where he assisted school districts and BOCES with state aid, taxation and other school finance issues.
Prior to that position, Brian was a legislative associate for The College Board, where he supported the organization’s government relations efforts in state capitals from the northeast through the mid-Atlantic.
Brian received his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University at Albany and holds a master of public administration degree from Rockefeller College at the University at Albany.
Department: Governmental Relations