Brad Jenkins, Managing Director & Executive Producer, Funny or Die D.C. in conversation with Issie Lapowsky, Staff Writer, WIRED
Brad Jenkins is an expert at turning belly laughs into beltway advocacy. As Funny Or Die’s Managing Director and Executive Producer in Washington D.C., Jenkins handles content creation and branding strategy for the comedy website’s range of clients. Before joining the site last year, Jenkins spent four years serving as President Obama’s associate director in The Office of Public Engagement. From The White House, Jenkins brought together creative executives, advocacy leaders, and some of the world’s biggest stars to advance the President’s agenda—culminating in the Emmy-award winning “Between Two Ferns” interview on the Affordable Care Act. In 2008, Jenkins also served as the Deputy Director of Special Projects for the President’s election campaign, specializing in the intersection of youth media and grassroots engagement. Prior to joining the White House, Jenkins was the founding VP of Business Forward, an organization that brings entrepreneurs into the policymaking process.