Brendan Daly, Vice President, External Affairs and Communications

Brendan Daly is Vice President of External Affairs and Communications at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A veteran communications strategic leader with more than 25 years of experience in public affairs in Washington, Mr. Daly is responsible for the development and implementation of a multi-faceted communications and engagement strategy to advance awareness of public media and its value to American society.

Mr. Daly served as chief spokesman for Nancy Pelosi from 2002 to 2011, leading the communications team during the Congresswoman’s rise from minority whip to her election as the first female Speaker of the House in 2007 and her first two terms as Speaker. He also served in top communications roles at the U.S. Trade Representative’s office and the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Daly has deep ties to the nonprofit and service communities, formerly serving as Chief Communications Officer for the Recording Industry Association of America, as Senior Director of Communications for Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), and as Press Director for the Peace Corps. From 2011 to 2014, he was Executive Vice President for Corporate and Public Affairs at Ogilvy Public Relations, leading complex campaigns for major nonprofit and corporate clients.

A Washington, D.C., native, Mr. Daly received his bachelor's degree in political science from Duke University and lives with his wife and two daughters in Silver Spring, Md.