Braxton Payne

Senior Strategist & Director of Digital Communications

Braxton is a social and digital media expert consulting a variety of clients from the political, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. As the creator and manager of SMV’s online and social media department, he has expanded the department to include over four dozen corporate, political, union, and nonprofit clients. Braxton directs SMV’s online and social media services. These services include strategic planning of online messages, social media content creation, monitoring of client-related online activities, development of online marketing plans, and managing all aspects of our client’s overall presence. Braxton also specializes in communications, direct mail, press, and fundraising strategy among other areas for his clients. 

Braxton was the Digital Director for Proposition A in Missouri in 2018 (the repeal of so-called “right-to-work”). He has earned recognition from The Missouri Times’ list 30 under 30 in Missouri Politics and Top 100 List in Missouri Politics. Braxton Payne was elected to be an at-large Joe Biden delegate from Missouri to the Democratic National Convention in 2020. Braxton is also a KMOX radio contributor. Prior to joining SMV, Braxton was a persuasion operative for the 2008 Nixon for Governor campaign and earned a degree in Applied Sociology from Fontbonne University in St. Louis.

Hometown: St. Peters, MO
First Campaign: Nixon for Governor 2008
Campaign Walk-Out Song: City of Blinding Lights, U2