Brandon J. Flood
Secretary of the Board of Pardons
Prior to his appointment as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, Brandon J. Flood spent nearly a decade working for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he served in a multitude of professional capacities, that of which include the positions of Legislative Assistant, Senior Research Analyst for the House Democratic Caucus' Legislative Policy & Research Office (LPRO) and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. In the aforementioned roles, Brandon's area of expertise included research and analysis, bill drafting, public relations and mass communications, organizational administration and legislative advocacy and stakeholder engagement.
Following his tenure with the House of Representatives, Brandon went on to serve as Legislative Director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU-PA) State Council, which currently holds the distinction of being Pennsylvania's second largest public sector union. In this role, Brandon was charged with both developing and advancing SEIU-PA's legislative agenda, tracking relevant legislation, coordinating endorsement interviews, serving as a liaison to the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Office of the Governor and drafting formal position correspondences on behalf of the organization. Immediately preceding his appointment as Secretary, Brandon served as Policy & Reporting Specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services' Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO). In this role, Brandon was tasked with developing both internal and external policy for the Bureau, serving as a liaison to the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Office of the Governor, assisting with the generation of both annual and statutorily mandated agency reports and overseeing the Bureau's various social media and marketing platforms.
Several of his widely recognized professional accomplishments include but are not limited to instituting a full-time Equal Opportunity Officer and attendant Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, successfully advancing legislation urging the City of Harrisburg, the House Democratic Caucus and the Wolf administration to institute a "ban the box" policy relating to employment opportunities under their respective jurisdictions and partnering with the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) in an effort to target Pennsylvania employers that unfairly discriminate against applicants possessing criminal histories. In addition, from 2015 through February of 2019, Brandon served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania NAACP's Political Action Committee and in 2016 was appointed by the National NAACP to serve as its Civic Engagement Coordinator for Pennsylvania, where he played a contributory role in registering over 1 million new voters across the commonwealth.
Brandon currently resides in Steelton, Pennsylvania, where he also serves as Chairman of the Greater Harrisburg NAACP's Legal Redress Committee and is a sitting member of the Steelton Borough Zoning Hearing Board.