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BPIA Presents: 'Off the Record' with Daniel Roberts, Head of Communications at BrightDrop

  • 10/24/2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 87


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BPIA Presents 'Off the Record': A 2023 Leadership Speaker Series

Join us this October for a member-exclusive virtual leadership speaker series to connect and learn from industry leaders. 

Daniel Roberts currently serves as Head of Communications for BrightDrop, a start-up created by General Motors with a portfolio of products and software designed to decarbonize last-mile deliveries and reduce congestion. He oversees a team focused on both internal and external communications for the business.

Before this role, he was the Senior Director for Global Strategy & Innovation Communications at General Motors. In this role, he led the communications team focused on GM’s Global Innovation incubator that creates new start-ups for the company and GM’s Global Connected Services that integrates Apple, Google, and Amazon products into vehicles.

He previously served as Head of State Policy Communications at Facebook where he led the policy communications strategy across all 50 states and served as a spokesperson for tech issues at all levels of the U.S. government, including the Administration, Congress, and State and Local governments.

Before Facebook, he led East Communications at Lyft where he managed public relations firms in various markets – DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, and others – while overseeing the execution of national campaigns at the regional level.

Prior to Lyft, Daniel spent time at Viacom Media Networks; worked at Edelman Public Relations; served in the Obama White House; worked at the National Governors Association; served in the Office of U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings; and interned for First Lady Michelle Obama.

Daniel holds a B.A. in Public Policy Leadership from the University of Mississippi and serves on the boards of the Washington Government Relations Group, Lott Leadership Institute, and Ole Miss Honors College where he helps provide scholarships to students in need. He’s received various industry recognitions including Business Insider’s top PR pros in tech and PRWeek’s 40 under 40.

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