Mr. Patrick Realiza is a seasoned strategic communications and public relations professional based in Washington, DC. He is a passionate community-driven leader dedicated to serving various audiences. His recent portfolio of accomplishments includes work in the local government, the arts and humanities as well as the international diplomatic community.
He currently serves as the Social Media Manager for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), an agency under the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). In this key role, Mr. Realiza actively manages, updates and monitors the agency’s official digital presence as well as builds and executes social media strategies.
Outside of his work with the Government of the District of Columbia, Mr. Realiza is also the Co-Executive Director of the Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists, Inc. (MAFFAA), a regional based arts foundation aimed at the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of Asian and Asian-American arts and culture in the United States. He leads in the conceptualization and production of several high-level programs and deliverables, including the foundation’s monthly newsletter concurrently serving as Editor-in-Chief.
In June 2018, Mr. Realiza concluded his term as the program chair of the Sustainable Development Committee for the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), a program of the United Nations Foundation, where he actively led in the development of programs that assisted and supported strong US-UN partnership. He also co-chaired the UNA-NCA Communications Committee from 2015 to 2018, providing sound advice on overall best practices for all internal and external communications rendered.
Mr. Realiza holds a degree in political science from The George Washington University and is a former White House press intern serving within the Executive Office of the President (EOP).