Richard Fawal

Richard Fawal

Associate Vice President for Communications at The Brookings Institution

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Public Relations and Communications

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Richard Fawal's Overview


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Richard Fawal's Summary

Passionate communications and operations executive with twenty-five years of experience guiding local, state, national, and global campaigns for non-profits, trade associations, corporations, start-ups and candidates.

Expertise in: Management; budget & finance; project and database management; member recruitment; global partnerships and international coalition building; IT infrastructure; lean methodology; digital publishing; social media platforms; web, tablet and smartphone app development; Internet marketing; video production and distribution; media relations.

Specializing in: Public policy; internal and external communications; public relations; non-profits and associations; strategic planning and governance; entrepreneurship; executive management; product development; strategic alliances.

Richard Fawal's Experience

Associate Vice President for Communications

The Brookings Institution

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Founder & CEO

WatchParty, Inc.

March 2010December 2013 (3 years 10 months)

Executive Director

Partnership for a Secure Financial Future

December 2011June 2013 (1 year 7 months) Washington, DC

Partner & Senior Advisor

JC Watts Companies

November 2008October 2010 (2 years)

Vice President, Public Affairs


October 2007November 2008 (1 year 2 months)

Vice President, Online Campaigns

DDC and Onpoint Advocacy (now DDC Advocacy)

March 2004October 2007 (3 years 8 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

September 1999September 2007 (8 years 1 month)

National Political Director

Arab American Institute

August 2002December 2003 (1 year 5 months)

Communications Director

Sustainable Energy & Economic Development Coalition

June 1997August 1999 (2 years 3 months)

Richard Fawal's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Member, Redistricting Task Force

      City of Takoma Park, Maryland
      • Politics
      January 2012 January 2013 (1 year 1 month)

      Reviewed results of 2010 census and population changes in the city. Worked with a team of fellow citizens to develop and present options for new City Ward boundaries.

    • Board Member

      Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Association of Political Consultants
      • Politics
      January 2010 January 2011 (1 year 1 month)
    • Board Member

      Takoma Attachment Parenting
      • Children
      September 2002 September 2010 (8 years 1 month)

      Local non-profit that supports and promotes attachment parenting principles in the community.

    • Board Member

      • Education
      1997 2006 (9 years)

      Served in various Board capacities beginning with the founding of the organization.

    • Vice President

      Save Our Springs PAC
      • Environment
      October 1999 July 2002 (2 years 10 months)

      Co-led the political action committee supporting pro-environment candidates in Austin, Texas.

    • Member

      City of Austin Environmental Board
      • Politics
      1999 2001 (2 years)

      Served on the City Board that made recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council regarding the environmental impacts of proposed development projects.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Politics
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe
      • James Randi Educational Foundation
      • Center for Inquiry
      • The Planetary Society
      • National Center for Science Education

Richard Fawal's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Political Campaigns
  4. Public Speaking
  5. Public Relations
  6. Writing
  7. Speech Writing
  8. Non-profit Communications
  9. Non-profits
  10. Community Relations
  11. Community Outreach
  12. Entrepreneurship
  13. Entrepreneur
  14. Strategic Communications
  15. Grassroots Organizing
  16. Public Policy
  17. Media Relations
  18. Politics
  19. Public Affairs
  20. Coalitions
  21. Fundraising
  22. Social Networking
  23. International Relations
  24. Online Advertising
  25. Start-ups
  26. Community Development
  27. Press Releases
  28. Crisis Communications
  29. Leadership
  30. Management
  31. Editing
  32. Research
  33. Campaigns
  34. Policy Analysis
  35. Blogging
  36. Legislative Relations
  37. Mobile Devices
  38. Messaging
  39. Strategic Partnerships
  40. Corporate Communications
  41. Content Strategy
  42. New Media
  43. Strategy
  44. Government
  45. Website Development
  46. Social Entrepreneurship
  47. Campaign Management
  48. Thought Leadership
  49. Executive Management
  50. Reputation Management

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