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Richard Fawal

Associate Vice President for Communications at The Brookings Institution

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Public Relations and Communications
  1. WatchParty, Inc.,
  2. Partnership for a Secure Financial Future,
  3. JC Watts Companies
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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.


Associate Vice President for Communications

The Brookings Institution
– Present (1 year 5 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Founder & CEO

WatchParty, Inc.
(3 years 10 months)

Executive Director

Partnership for a Secure Financial Future
(1 year 7 months)Washington, DC

Partner & Senior Advisor

JC Watts Companies
(2 years)

Vice President, Public Affairs

(1 year 2 months)

Vice President, Online Campaigns

DDC and Onpoint Advocacy (now DDC Advocacy)
(3 years 8 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area


Blizzard, Fawal & Associates / Grassroots Solutions, Inc.
(8 years 1 month)

National Political Director

Arab American Institute
(1 year 5 months)

Communications Director

Sustainable Energy & Economic Development Coalition
(2 years 3 months)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Member, Redistricting Task Force

City of Takoma Park, Maryland
(1 year 1 month)Politics

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
(1 year 1 month)Politics

Board Member

Takoma Attachment Parenting
(8 years 1 month)Children

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

Board Member

(9 years)Education

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

Vice President

Save Our Springs PAC
(2 years 10 months)Environment

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


City of Austin Environmental Board
(2 years)Politics

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

Opportunities Richard is looking for:

Causes Richard cares about:

  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Richard supports:

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


  • Social Media
  • Strategic Planning
  • Political Campaigns
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Relations
  • Writing
  • Speech Writing
  • Non-profit...
  • Non-profits
  • Community Relations
  • Community Outreach
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneur
  • Strategic Communications
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Public Policy
  • Media Relations
  • Politics
  • Public Affairs
  • Coalitions
  • Fundraising
  • Social Networking
  • International Relations
  • Online Advertising
  • Start-ups
  • Community Development
  • Press Releases
  • Crisis Communications
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Editing
  • Research
  • Campaigns
  • Policy Analysis
  • Blogging
  • Legislative Relations
  • Mobile Devices
  • Messaging
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Corporate Communications
  • Content Strategy
  • New Media
  • Strategy
  • Government
  • Website Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Campaign Management
  • Thought Leadership
  • Executive Management
  • Reputation Management
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