Brad was hired to work at the Leadership Institute. There he served as a Campus Services Coordinator, managing field representatives. He directed resources to political organizations across college campuses in the mid-Atlantic region and led classes on online campaigning. Currently, Brad Tidwell is the co-founder of Infrared Productions, an online communications and web design firm based in Falls Church. His clients include political candidates and local party organizations. Previous work has been featured in the Washington Post and on CBS Television.
He was actively involved in the rebuilding of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He led efforts to help rebuild both in a volunteer capacity and as a part of several organizations. Brad’s work helped inspire the start of RaiseDigital, an online fundraising group. He developed and deployed online fundraising and outreach solutions for political candidates and non-profits. Clients ranged from U.S. Presidential candidates to non-profit organizations. One of these included the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty, a charity started in the aftermath of the 2010 hurricane.
Brad went to college at Tulane University in 2006. Brad Tidwell brought his passion for politics and service to the Washington Semester program at American University. There, he authored a paper on the 2008 election, titled “Successful Online Campaigning: A Focus on the 2008 Presidential Campaign”. This paper was awarded the 2008 Pollie Award for Best Use of Social Networking by the American Association of Political Consultants.