The ALS Association

Ice Bucket Challenge Progress

Brian Frederick, Ph.D.

ALS Association Position: Executive Vice President, Communications
Phone: 202-464-8612

Brian Frederick serves as Executive Vice President of Communications, and has worked at The ALS Association since March 2015. Brian first started working with The Association while he was Vice President of Public Affairs at Porter Novelli. During the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Brian was brought in to help with crisis and strategic communications. While at Porter Novelli, Brian also led other integrated marketing campaigns for corporate and nonprofit clients.

Since 2011, Brian has also served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Sports Industry Management program, where he has taught over 20 courses, in areas such as Leadership, Ethics, Marketing and Public Relations, and Capstone. Brian has earned a Faculty Service Award for his contributions on behalf of his colleagues, many of whom are prominent sports executives from the major leagues, professional sports teams, and corporate sponsors.

Brian has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Colorado, and M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa. He lives in Washington with his wife, Carolyn, and son, Charlie.

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