Taniel Koushakjian is the CEO & Founder of BreakThru Strategies, a government relations and political consulting firm. A Palm Beach County native and former candidate for the PBC Commission, he has more than 15 years of experience in federal, state and local government affairs, as well as in strategic public relations, where he successfully advocated on a wide array of policy issues, some of which included transportation, taxes, appropriations, immigration, human rights, international religious freedom and U.S. foreign affairs. Taniel was selected as a 2018-2019 Fellow with the Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute, as well as a 2019 Fellow with the James Madison Institute. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University, an M.A. in Political Management and a Graduate Certificate in PACs from The George Washington University.