Richard Brookshire

Title: Director, Digital Strategy

At IAVA: Richard is responsible for overseeing digital media across IAVA’s various social channels. Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Communications, the Director of Digital & Creative Strategy works to ensure digital channels reflect IAVA’s advocacy priorities with an eye toward achieving IAVA’s communications goals.

Professional Background: Richard is an experienced strategic communications professional with a history of cultivating dynamic and engaging digital + social impact campaigns. His portfolio to date spans across industries and critical issues relating to racial & economic justice, workforce development, diversity inclusion, electoral politics and veteran affairs.

More about Richard: Richard holds an M.P.A. in urban policy with a specialization in media + advocacy from Columbia University and a B.A. in political science from Fordham University. His passion for documenting the dynamic stories of American veterans brought him to join IAVA.

Richard’s personal tagline is “There is a higher law than the law of government. That’s the law of conscience.” – Kwame Ture

Ask Richard about: Richard is the Co-Founder of the Black Veterans Project – an archive-driven advocacy organization focused on advancing research and storytelling to address systemic racial inequities across the military and veteran landscape. His work has been featured in AfroPunk, theGrio, USA Today and Blavity, among others.

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