Maynard Friesz is an Assistant Vice President for Government Relations, responsible for employment and veterans policy issues for Easterseals. Maynard joined the Easterseals government relations team in May, 2010 after 12 years on Capitol Hill working for U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota. Maynard was the Senator’s lead staffer on appropriations where he worked with constituents, including non-profit organizations, to secure federal funding and to work with federal agencies. In addition, Maynard served as director of special projects and community outreach coordinator for Senator Dorgan.
Prior to his Capitol Hill career, Maynard worked as a publicist for an independent book publishing company, freelance writer for a weekly newspaper, and reporter, producer and photographer for a television station and university communications department.
Born and raised in North Dakota, Maynard graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead.