Patrick Realiza

Patrick Realiza, Chair, UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee

Patrick_RealizaMr. Realiza is the Chair of the Sustainable Development Committee for the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), where he actively leads a 30-person team of dynamic and passionate professionals from various industries to develop and create programs that assist and support strong US-UN partnership through increased public knowledge, advocacy and community engagement. He also concurrently co-chairs the UNA-NCA Communications Committee, where he advises overall best practices on organizational-wide internal and external communications, working to ensure continued successful promotion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Outside of his work with UNA-NCA, Mr. Realiza is also involved in number of key industries including the local government and the non-profit sector, serving as the Social Media Manager for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) and as Co-Executive Director of the Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists, Inc. (MAFFAA). He recently concluded his term as Vice President for the St. Charles Borromeo Haiti Committee in Arlington, Virginia in June 2017.

Mr. Realiza is a former White House press intern, previously working alongside U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk to help develop, recommend and promote U.S. trade policy under the Obama Administration. He has also held multiple posts at various federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Mr. Realiza holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The George Washington University, where he served as marketing chair for the alumni association. Born in the Philippines and raised in California, he has traveled throughout the United States and abroad. His foreign language skills include Tagalog, Cebuano, Spanish, Italian and French.