What We Do

Legislative Advocacy

The road to success in your policy goals will take many twists and turns. The professionals at Brightstone Bridge have years of experience and an extensive network throughout the United States and the world. These professionals understand the complexities of the legislative process. Let us help develop a plan and assist you in its execution.

Procurement Work

Brightstone Bridge has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies that wish to do business with state governments. Brightstone Bridge will work with you toward the solidification of a successful bid with any state agency.


In any kind of advocacy, whether a single issue or multi-state campaign, messaging is one of the key and essential components to rendering a favorable result for your purposes. Brightstone Bridge will help develop your messaging and identify other stakeholders that will help in moving forward with your cause.


"I worked with Dusty for over two years and consider him a trusted coworker and friend. He built out a trade association state government relations program with limited resources and showed true professionalism throughout this process. He achieved great things and gave tirelessly and selflessly to the organization so that others, including the member companies, could succeed. Dusty has a phenomenal ability to make authentic connections with people and this benefits any organization he works for. He is highly regarded in the state government relations world and is a subject matter expert in myriad state e-commerce issues."

- Abigail Slater

Special Assistant to the President for Tech, Telecom, and Cyber Policy at White House National Economic Council

Who We Are

Dustin Brighton

Founder and Managing Director

Mr. Dustin (Dusty) Brighton, MPA, is the Managing Director and Founder of Brightstone Bridge. Dusty led the building of the State Government Affairs Program as Vice President at the Internet Association. His responsibilities included supervising a team of successful state government affairs professionals covering all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

In addition, Dusty was a Vice President at Stateside Associates where he was Co-Chair of advocacy with state Attorneys General. Mr. Brighton is a highly skilled State Government Relations Professional with more than 22 years of consulting, advocacy, public sector sales, trade association management and administrative management experience.

Mr. Brighton has worked closely with organization senior management to increase visibility with federal, state, local elected officials, regulatory agencies, and their staff as well as developed industry-wide coalitions and managed significant projects on key issues. He has participated in and represented companies before trade associations and Groups such as the National Association of Attorneys General, National Governors Association, DLCC and RLCC.

He served as a Senior Manager and Director of Government Relations for eBay, Inc. and previously worked as a Regional Director of Government Relations for Microsoft and as a Regional State Government Relations Manager for Wal-Mart, Inc. In his state government relations roles, he worked closely with internal public relations, tax and law enforcement professionals to ensure policy compliance and meet company goals. Mr. Brighton was Chief Executive Officer of the Arkansas Gas Association and Vice President of the Arkansas Grocers and Retail Merchants Association.

Dusty holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

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Brightstone Bridge has the ability to navigate the challenges in today’s legislative and regulatory environments. We accomplish this through thoughtful strategy, sound recommendation, and execution in the public affairs arena.

Dusty Brighton and Brightstone Bridge have the experience to help with your cause and policy goals.

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