Director, The Hive
As director of the Hive, a special projects unit of the USA for the U.N. Refugee Agency, Brian Reich leads all strategic initiatives and forges partnerships with leading brands. Reich is also a strategist and writer for executive leaders at global brands, media companies, startups, nonprofits, political and advocacy organizations. He began his career in politics—working on dozens of candidate and issue campaigns around the country. He has also held senior roles at leading digital, public relations and public affairs agencies. He is the author of two books: Shift & Reset: Strategies for Addressing Serious Issues in a Connected Society (Wiley, 2011) and Media Rules: Mastering Today’s Technology to Connect with and Keep Your Audience (Wiley, 2007). Reich speaks regularly to corporations, associations and universities around the world on the impact of media and technology on society. He has keynoted and moderated major conferences and events, including: SXSW interactive, Personal Democracy Forum, BlogWorld, National Conference on Volunteering and Service, NetImpact, NTEN, USA Today Philanthropy Forum, SRI in the Rockies, and the Americans for the Arts National Conference.