Bully Pulpit Interactive
Bradley Akubuiro is a Partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) where he focuses on corporate reputation, executive communications, and high-visibility crisis management and media relations efforts. He also provides equity, diversity, and inclusion counsel to clients.
Previously, Bradley was the Chief Spokesperson and Head of Global Media Relations for The Boeing Company, the largest aerospace manufacturer in the world. In this role, he was responsible for leading Boeing’s team of media relations, media research, and media intelligence professionals enterprise-wide in their efforts to advance and protect the company’s interests around the globe. Akubuiro provided leadership and counsel through the company’s response to COVID-19, the national conversation around race, and several news-making challenges and milestones in its effort to return the previously grounded 737 MAX to commercial service. He was a founding member of Boeing’s enterprise-wide Racial Equity Task Force.
Prior to joining Boeing, Bradley served as Global Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where he led the corporate media relations and public affairs functions for the $77B Fortune 50 company around the world. In an earlier role, he was deputy communications leader for the global military jet engines business at Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies.
In 2022, Bradley was named 40 Under 40 by both PRWeek and Crain's Chicago Business. He currently serves on the board of directors for Rethink Media and for The 19th News – a fast-growing newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics, and policy. He is a former member of the board of trustees for the DC Central Kitchen and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford.