Bryan Strawser, Chairman
Bryan Strawser is Chairman of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus. In this role, Mr. Strawser leads the governance and strategic direction of the organization. Mr. Strawser also performs the same role for our connected political fund, the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee, and our aligned 501(c)(3) organization, the Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund. This is a volunteer position.
He is a globally recognized risk, crisis management, and business continuity consultant with more than twenty-five years of experience as a business, risk, and security professional. He currently serves as Principal & CEO of a strategic advisory firm based in Minneapolis.
Bryan is a NRA-certified firearms instructor in multiple disciplines. He is also 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. Currently, Bryan is a Masters of Arts student in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London where he serves on the Academic Board of the University.
Mr. Strawser was a Humphrey Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs during the 2016-2017 academic year. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at Auburn University where his focus is on public-private sector collaboration for national security & cybersecurity issues.
Rob Doar, Vice President & Political Director
Rob Doar is Vice President & Political Director for the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus. In this role, Mr. Doar is responsible for all aspects of our legislative and political activities, including legislative strategy, lobbying, political strategy, and coordination with other gun rights organizations such as the NRA. Mr. Doar also performs the same role for our connected political fund, the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee.
A citizen lobbyist for several years, Rob has been a consistent face seen by legislators as the Minnesota Capitol. 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.
Lisa Sinna, Vice President, Engagement & Outreach
Lisa Sinna is the Vice President, Engagement & Outreach for the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus and Support Fund. In this role, Lisa leads the engagement and outreach strategy for the organization, including the Caucus Business Alliance, events, and our volunteer strategy.
Lisa works full-time in the health insurance industry and specializes in contract analysis and management.
Lisa holds a B.A. in Legal Studies and a Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership from Metropolitan State University.
Lisa has been an activist in Minnesota politics for several years - volunteering for several local, state, and federal campaigns - providing expertise with event management and volunteer organization. Lisa also worked as a field director during the 2018 election.
Lisa serves on her township Board of Directors and is a member of a local Sheriff's Mounted Patrol Unit. She lives on a farm north of the Twin Cities with several horses.
Elena Mingo, Operations Assistant
Elena Mingo is the Operations Assistant for the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus. In this role, Ms. Mingo is responsible for customer service, membership processing & fulfillment, our online store, and supporting the general operations of the Caucus.
Elena is a recent graduate of Blaine High School. Her previous political experience includes work with several political organizations as a phone banker and political assistant.