Brad Baldia received his BA in English and Biology from Bucknell University and a Masters in Public Health from Temple University. In 1995, Brad served as a White House Intern in the Office of Presidential Personnel. He currently serves as President of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of PA & Southern NJ. Brad works extensively with Asian community organizations on a local and national level, such as the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs and the National Association of Asian American Professionals. Brad is Founding President of the Philadelphia Chapter, was elected in 2006 as Executive Vice President of NAAAP National and served as National President & CEO from 2008-2012. Most recently, he was appointed to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.
He serves on various boards including PHL Diversity (Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau), Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) and National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) PA. Brad is a member of the Philadelphia Police Asian American Advisory Committee and the FBI Philadelphia Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee. Previously, he served as faculty for the Center for Progressive Leadership – Pennsylvania. Brad was appointed to the board of the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society, a DOJ Arab/Muslim/Sikh/Asian Working Group and the board of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia.
Mr. Baldia has received numerous awards for his efforts, including the “Unsung Heroes Award” by Keystone Mercy Health Plan and “National Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award” by the National Conference for Community and Justice. In 2002, he was recognized as one of the “Top 30 Most Influential Asians in America Under the Age of 30”. In 2007, Brad was one of fifty individuals citywide that was nominated for the “Spirit of Philadelphia” award by Greater Philadelphia Cares. In July, 2008, Mr. Baldia was named one of Philadelphia’s 101 Top Connectors by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia. In June, 2012, he received the FAAPI 100 Centennial Award from the Filipino American Association of Philadelphia Inc. for his work on the national level.