President, American Bridge and Americans United for Change
Brad Woodhouse, a longtime national Democratic strategist, is President of groups American Bridge and Americans United for Change, two of the nation’s leading progressive organizations. Woodhouse took on these roles after a successful five-year (2008 to 2013) run as a senior strategist for the Obama campaign and Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
As Communications Director at the DNC, Woodhouse worked with the White House, congressional Democrats, outside groups and Democratic campaigns to shape the party’s message and political strategy. Woodhouse built a premier rapid-response operation, overseeing a coordinated research and communications effort that harnessed every possible resource to advance the president’s agenda and the Democratic Party in the press and on the ground.
Woodhouse served as a senior member of the president’s reelection team, and as a strategist for Obama for America in 2012. Woodhouse coordinated the rapid-response and bracketing operation between OFA, the DNC, state parties and Democratic advocacy groups throughout the primaries and general election. He also served as a regular surrogate for the campaign on television and radio and at key events during the election, including GOP primary debates, the Democratic National Convention and the general election debates. Woodhouse previously served as a DNC Senior Adviser and surrogate for the Obama for America campaign during the 2008 general election.
Woodhouse also served as an adviser to and spokesperson for then-U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), and prior to that, he was Communications Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the 2004 election cycle. Woodhouse has worked for a host of other elected officials, candidates and causes, including former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles' (D-N.C.) 2002 bid for U.S. Senate, former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt and former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.). He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, CBS News, CNBC, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, CBS radio, and AP Radio and in the Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine and numerous other newspapers, news magazines and radio and television news outlets.
Woodhouse is based in Washington, D.C.