Before joining Will Ferrell’s Funny Or Die as Managing Director and Executive Producer, Jenkins spent four years serving as President Obama’s Associate Director in The White House Office of Public Engagement. From The White House, Jenkins brought together creative executives, thought leaders, and some of the world’s biggest stars to advance the President’s agenda—culminating in the Emmy-award winning “Between Two Ferns” interview on the Affordable Care Act. Jenkins recounts this story in depth in West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House, a collection of personal stories by Obama Administration staffers. At Funny Or Die, Jenkins produced over 40 social impact campaigns with organizations, foundations, PACs, IEs, and committees. Most notably, Jenkins produced history-making campaigns for the start-up non-profit Rise which was founded by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Amanda Nguyen. For his work at Funny Or Die, Brad was featured on CNN’s History of Comedy and he has won numerous awards including a Grand Clio, Halo Award for CSR, the Humanitarian of The Year from the Venice Family Clinic, and the Spirit of Innovation Award from the Asian American Victory Fund. Jenkins also served on the AAPI Board of Advisors for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016.
In 2008, Jenkins served as the Deputy Director of Special Projects for President Obama’s election campaign, specializing in the intersection of youth media and grassroots engagement helping Obama turn out one of the largest youth vote totals in history. His campaign work was documented in MSNBC’s “Story Of Cool” - executive-produced by LL Cool J. Prior to joining the White House, Jenkins was the founding Vice President of Business Forward, a non-profit that brings entrepreneurs into the policymaking process. Before the 2008 campaign, Jenkins worked on the trading desk for the asset management firm, Farallon Capital in San Francisco, CA. A proud New Jersey native, Brad graduated from the University of Virginia and now resides in Washington D.C. where he spends most of his spare time doing living room comedy sets for his 5-year old daughter, Sadie and 3-year old son, Oscar. Brad appears on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, CNBC, and is a board member of the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service.