Aaron T. Kiesler provides Lewis-Burke clients with detailed reports and timely legislative updates on a variety of federal policy areas with a focus on defense, space, and cybersecurity issues. His research and analysis helps inform numerous Lewis-Burke client newsletters, policy updates and other communications. Mr. Kiesler’s academic background in diplomacy and world affairs led him to study how new technologies have impacted U.S. National Security policies, practices, and supporting laws.
Before joining Lewis-Burke Associates, Mr. Kiesler gained congressional experience working as a scheduler and staff assistant in the district office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and as a health policy intern in the Washington DC office of Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM). This experience allowed Mr. Kiesler to gain insight and understanding into the congressional legislative process and develop an appreciation for the community impacts of federal policy. Growing up in the Silicon Valley, Mr. Kiesler witnessed first-hand the social and economic value that scientific and technological innovation bring. In his position with Lewis-Burke, Mr. Kiesler assists in efforts to bring university-based science and technology capabilities into the U.S. national security research enterprise.
Mr. Kiesler graduated from Occidental College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs.