Brad MinnickChief Executive Officer - Brad Minnick joined the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) in May 2002 after three years as a managing director with Weber Shandwick Worldwide, a global public relations firm, where he led the firm's public affairs and crisis practice in New England.
leadership as Chief Executive Officer the ACYPL's
international programs, alumni engagement and support, fundraising and net assets have expanded dramatically.Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Brad directed a technical assistance program to strengthen the management and communications skills of the Government of Romania, working with the offices of the President, the Prime Minister, the Cabinet and Parliament.He
has conducted communications training in Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova, Nigeria and Zambia, and led seminars on communications and policy issues at Harvard University's Institute of Politics
.In 1998 and 2000, he
participated in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum
in Davos, Switzerland.From 1995 to 1997, Brad was Vice President of the Massachusetts International Trade Council where he promoted Massachusetts products and companies overseas and organized gubernatorial-led trade missions to emerging markets.He was Deputy Chief Secretary to Governor William F. Weld from 1991 to 1995, and Chief of Staff to the Minority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1987 to 1990.Brad
has managed statewide political campaigns in Massachusetts, and Michigan and coordinated media relations for statewide campaigns in Indiana and West Virginia.He spent two years working with candidates and party officials nationwide as a communications advisor for the Republican National Committee and has served as a press secretary and advisor to several members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.A magna cum laude graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., Brad holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.He was a member of the National Council for International Visitors Board of Directors from 2000 -2006 and the board of directors of WorldBoston from 1994 - 2006.
In 1992 he
was recognized by the Boston Jaycees
as one of the city's 10 Outstanding Youth Leaders.