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 and monitors the agency’s official digital presence as well as builds and executes multiple digital strategies and campaigns to help amplify the creative economy for local residents and visitors alike on behalf of Mayor Muriel Bowser.


    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 presentation and preservation of Asian and Asian-American arts and culture in the United States.


    Mr. Realiza is also the Vice Chair of the Peace and Security Committee of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), a program of the United Nations Foundation, where he actively leads in the development of programs that assist and support strong US-UN partnership.


    Mr. Realiza is also extensively involved at his local Catholic parish in Arlington, Virginia, where he lectors at a number of masses and serves on the core team of multiple parish-wide activities. He formerly served as Vice President for the Haiti Committee at St. Charles from 2015 to 2017.


    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).


    United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA)

    July 2018 - Present

    Vice Chair; Peace and Security Committee (P&S)

    • Assists program co-chairs in the development and creation of programs and initiatives, overall administration, fundraising efforts and communications strategies.
    • Actively fosters and maintains key internal and external relationships within the various working and standing committees of the organization at the local and national chapter levels.

    Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists

    December 2015 – Present

    Co-Executive Director; Executive Board of Directors
    • Ensures continuous creation and execution of programs and initiatives, overall administration, fundraising efforts and communications strategies to assist in core goals of organization.
    • Actively engages and energizes organization’s board of directors, officers, committees, volunteers, partnering entities and various external stakeholders.

    Government of the District of Columbia

    September 2015 – Present

    Social Media Specialist; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH)

    • Actively manages, updates and monitors agency's official website and social media platforms.
    • Builds and executes social media strategies through competitive research, platform determination, benchmark messaging and audience information.
    • Develops, implements and supports internal and external communications strategies on behalf of agency.

    United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA)

    April 2016 – June 2018

    Chair; Sustainable Development Committee (SDC)

    • Led and facilitated in the development and creation of programs and initiatives, overall administration, fundraising efforts and communications strategies on behalf of committee.
    • Actively fostered and maintained key internal and external relationships within the various working and standing committees of the organization at the local and national chapter levels.

    United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA)

    October 2015 – June 2018

    Co-Chair; Communications Committee
    • Led and facilitated in the active development and creation of relevant content and subject matter expertise as pertaining to the UNA-NCA’s ongoing initiatives and projects.
    • Advised overall best practices for all print and electronic media platforms for continued promotion of the UNA-NCA’s organizational-wide communications, most notably those pertaining to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    St. Charles Catholic Church

    November 2015 – June 2017

    Vice President; Haiti Committee
    • Assisted and supported on the full implementation and execution of committee’s plans, actions and initiatives.
    • Oversaw all internal and external operations and management of committee’s leadership and general membership.
    • Fulfilled any and all vacant role(s) as deemed necessary until position(s) were duly filled.

    United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA)

    October 2014 – March 2016

    Communications Representative; Sustainable Development Committee (SDC)
    • Produced and supported communications materials and relevant deliverables on behalf of the Sustainable Development Committee (SDC).
    • Developed and collaborated with communications representatives from various internal committees to assist in the generation and dissemination of organization’s programs, events and other relevant projects.

    St. Charles Catholic Church

    October 2014 – October 2015

    Communications Coordinator; Haiti Committee

    • Coordinated and managed committee’s aggregate contact directory of sponsors and children to assist in the accurate distribution of all print and electronic correspondences.
    • Assisted and supported sponsorship chair and participating committee members in the creation and dissemination of targeted messaging of new and existing sponsors.

    Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists

    May 2014 – November 2015

    Public Relations Director; Executive Board of Directors
    • Produced and managed high-level communications materials and relevant deliverables on behalf of organization.
    • Developed and spearheaded projects designed to generate media coverage, engaging with daily consultation and strategy development with relevant stakeholders via Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter and WordPress.

    Bohol Restoration Group, Inc. (BRG)

    March 2014 - October 2015

    Internal Affairs Secretary; Executive Board of Directors

    • Produced and disseminated essential internal and external information on behalf of Executive Board, ensuring continuity of relevant updates to target audiences.
    • Maintained and consistently updated appropriate technical and historical data pertaining to organization’s restoration efforts and progress for present and future record keeping purposes.
    • Arranged and completed necessary pertinent logistical details for internal and external working stakeholders, significantly improving overall outreach and impact of organization.

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    February 2014 - March 2015

    Program Coordinator; Business Analysis and Management Support Services (BAMSS)
    • Conducted in-depth analysis of maintenance costs, schedules, and quality of delivered products and services.
    • Developed and maintained spreadsheets, projects and related diagrams to assist in project control activities.
    • Designed and configured complex calculations and macros associated with information gathering process.

    The George Washington University Alumni Association

    January 2014 - March 2015

    Marketing Chair; GW Asian Alumni Association (GWAAA)

    • Actively fostered key relationships with press and media outlets for communications and marketing related services.
    • Maintained all marketing materials and facilitated in the creation of all current, relevant, and consistent design, messaging and branding efforts via Eventbrite, Facebook, Twitter and WordPress.
    • Developed and promoted strategic communications and public relations goals and objectives on behalf of organization.

    Bohol Restoration Group, Inc. (BRG)

    November 2013 - October 2015

    Chair; Communications Committee

    • Developed and led implementation of all communications strategies to broaden impact and reach of the organization’s programs and messaging via Eventbrite, Facebook, Twitter and WordPress.
    • Actively engaged, cultivated and managed press relationships to ensure maximum coverage of the organization’s programs, special events, public announcements and other relevant projects.

    Various Non-Profit Organizations

    February 2013 - January 2014

    Strategic Communications Consultant

    • Collaborated with clientele and served as an ongoing resource for communications and strategies to inform and inspire targeted audiences.
    • Recommended, developed and executed targeted multi-channel communication campaigns in accordance with clientele objectives.
    • Maintained clientele project plans, setting scope and budgets, creating timetables, monitoring progress and ensuring the implementation of best practices.

    U.S. Department of Treasury

    October 2012 - January 2013

    Organizational Assessment Consultant; Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

    • Assisted moderator in leading and supporting with employee focus group sessions, taking note of relevant participant comments, concerns and inquiries to assist in assessment and analysis reporting presented to senior management.
    • Documented enterprise-wide organizational assessment sessions with all levels of employees and prepared reports for senior management, analyzing and identifying key themes, barriers and recommendations outlining workplace organizational issues.

    CQ Roll Call Group

    July 2011 - July 2012

    Account Associate; Account Management

    • Assisted advocacy clientele with research, strategy, and problem resolution, facilitating the improvement of grassroots campaigns and the maximization of total potential outreach with key influential local, state and federal level targets.
    • Managed and supported multiple advocacy product hotlines via telephone and live online dialogue, providing immediate assistance and consultation on advocacy issues.
    • Compiled and distributed daily report of potential leads to sales and advertising staff, aiding and honing in on the development of new business opportunities via Salesforce.

    U.S. Global Change Research Program

    October 2010 - December 2010

    Communications Intern
    • Gathered data on nation-wide climate change issues and compiled comprehensive climate adaptations report of U.S. cities and states, detailing significant forecasts of anticipated geographic regions affected by climatic changes in the twenty-first century.
    • Assisted communications staff in the daily maintenance and creation of web pages, creating and implementing basic HTML coding to amplify file and document transfer process from existing to newly developed website via WordPress.

    FieldWorks LLC

    July 2010 - August 2010

    Campaign Canvasser; District 18, State of Maryland – Dana Beyer for State Delegate, Michael Griffiths for State Senate
    • Targeted, approached, and engaged specific voters in local Maryland campaigns on relevant issues, improving candidate familiarity, campaign support and exit polling numbers.
    • Utilized and maintained voter file management tools in local state elections in Maryland, facilitating in the achievement of campaign benchmarks and securing key constituent voters.

    Brightline Strategies, Inc.

    June 2010 - August 2010

    Marketing and Communications Intern
    • Wrote and edited press releases and media advisories, providing relevant organizations and associations with notable awareness of firm’s upcoming events and activities via Facebook, Twitter and WordPress.
    • Organized and compiled media contact lists of major news outlets, assisting and systematizing firm’s potential media outreach within the Washington Metropolitan area.

    The White House

    October 2009 - April 2010

    Public and Media Affairs Intern; Office of the United States Trade Representative
    • Gathered and distributed relevant daily trade and finance press clips electronically to Washington and Geneva offices, facilitating in greater familiarity among agency-wide staff members of significant news and media activities within the United States and abroad via LexisNexis.
    • Transcribed speeches and interviews for various trade officials, creating more accurate and insightful accounts of pertinent dialogue exchanges.
    • Created and maintained extensive state-by-state press and media contact directory, improving staff’s ability in effectively coordinating and scheduling timely business travels of United States Trade Representative.
    • Organized and supported public and media affairs staff in arranging and delegating key press conferences, forums and appointments with various trade finance ministers.

    The White House

    August 2009 - October 2009

    Program and Correspondence Intern; Commission on Remembrance

    • Composed and exchanged daily correspondence with Veterans Affairs and Pentagon officials, constructing various business letters, memorandums in written and electronic format.
    • Supported executive director in logistical planning of fourth annual Time of Remembrance honoring nation’s fallen and respective family members on West Lawn of U.S. Capitol, organizing and coordinating key program details such as speaker arrangements, program scripting and news and media attendees.


    The George Washington University


    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
    • Scholarships: Board of Trustees, University and Alumni Award, One Year Award



    Native/Bilingual Proficiency


    Native/Bilingual Proficiency


    Intermediate Proficiency


    Intermediate Proficiency


    Basic Proficiency


    Basic Proficiency


    Microsoft Office Suite

    Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, SharePoint, Word

    Social Media Platforms

    Facebook, Google+, HootSuite, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube


    Blogspot, Constant Contact, Eventbrite, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), LexisNexis, Salesforce, WordPress