Brad Minnick is the former Project Director for the Woodrow Wilson Center's Public Diplomacy Initiative. He is a former Director of the Office of International Visitors at the U.S. Department of State and CEO of the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), a non-profit international exchange organization. Prior to joining ACYPL he was a managing director for the global public relations firms Weber Shandwick Worldwide. Other executive experience includes Deputy Chief Secretary to the Governor of Massachusetts, Vice President of the Massachusetts International Trade Council and Chief of Staff to the Minority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He has served as press secretary to two members of Congress and Resident Program Officer for the International Republican Institute in Bucharest, Romania. A magna cum laude graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., Brad holds a MPA from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.