Travis H. Brown is the CEO and co-founder of Pelopidas, LLC, a St. Louis-based public affairs and advocacy firm. He is a contributor to Forbes.com and a blogger at YourTaxCode.com. Brown has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has two decades of state and local lobbying experience and has worked in one-third of the 50 states. After a diverse career in corporate sales, marketing, and government affairs, Brown co-founded Pelopidas LLC in 2007. Brown and his firm are dedicated to providing passionate and effective advocacy and political consulting in the fields of grassroots campaigns, media relations, issue advocacy, and fundraising event management to clients across the country. Clients include nonprofits, corporations, state and local governments, advocacy groups, and political organizations and campaigns. Brown is a leading advocate for state tax reform within and beyond the Midwest. He is the president of Let Voters Decide, a coalition that supports state tax reform and the protection of voters' rights at the ballot box. Brown lives in St. Louis with his wife, Pelopidas co-founder Rachel Keller Brown. He is an avid sportsman, pilot, wine collector, chess enthusiast, and world traveler.