Bradley Akubuiro is a partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive, an advisory firm founded by leaders of the Obama-Biden campaigns. He focuses on corporate reputation, executive communications, and high visibility crisis management and media relations efforts, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion matters for clients. Bradley has led public affairs and media relations for Fortune 50 companies and has been a close advisor to a number of highly visible leaders. He was Boeing’s Chief Spokesperson as the company navigated the 737 MAX crisis and led media relations and global public affairs for United Technologies through multiple M&A activities ultimately leading to the creation of Raytheon Technologies. Earlier, Bradley served in roles as an advisor to Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and separately to the Republic of Liberia post-civil war.

A nationally recognized expert in his field, Bradley has been named to 40 Under 40 lists by both PR Week and Crain’s Chicago Business and his columns have been featured in Business Insider, Forbes, and Inc. Magazine, where he is a regular contributor. Bradley is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he currently serves on the Board of Advisers and as an adjunct member of the faculty.