Our leadership

Bryan Strawser, Chairman

Bryan Strawser is Chairman and co-founder of the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee. 

He is a nationally recognized global risk & resiliency leader with more than twenty-one years of experience as a business, risk, and corporate security professional. He currently serves as Principal Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Bryghtpath LLC, a global risk & resiliency consultancy based in Saint Paul.

Bryan is a NRA-certified firearms instructor in multiple disciplines. He is also certified as a Minnesota Permit to Carry Instructor.

Bryan holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.  He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Program at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government. 

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Rob Doar, Political Director

Rob Doar is Political Director for the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee. In this role, Mr. Doar is responsible for all aspects of MNGOPAC's legislative and political activities, including legislative strategy, lobbying, political strategy, and coordination with other gun rights organizations such as GOCRA and the NRA.

A citizen lobbyist for several years, Rob has been a consistent face seen by legislators as the Minnesota Capital. Rob has been a key influence on pro-gun legislation, outdoor heritage, and MNsure oversight. As a lobbyist for the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, Rob was a key part of defeating the 2013 push for oppressive gun control. Rob’s expert testimony has made national headlines, and the strategy he helped cultivate has been successfully applied all over the country.

Rob has served as a staff member and in campaign leadership for races at a local, state, and federal level in Minnesota.

Rob is an avid outdoorsman, and serves with the US Air Force Auxiliary as an Incident Commander for Search and Rescue and Disaster Relief operations.

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