Todd DeLorenzo is a nonresident senior fellow for the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, helping to expand the Atlantic Council’s presence on the west coast.
DeLorenzo began his career in Washington, DC as the senior advisor and head of brand strategy for Carville & Begala, the nation’s leading political consulting firm at the time.
For ten years, DeLorenzo managed the operations of the firm, specializing in strategy and messaging for political campaigns and corporate brands.
He directed and managed winning presidential campaign teams in Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Israel, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago. He also directed eight book projects, including the New York Times number-one bestseller, We’re Right, They’re Wrong.
DeLorenzo served as the talent manager for film, literary and television projects for James Carville such as: Arliss, Boston Common, Family Guy, King of the Hill, K Street, Mad About You, Old School, Our Brand Is Crisis, People v. Larry Flynt, Spin City, The Assassination of Jesse James, and Wedding Crashers.
DeLorenzo served as the senior account strategist and creative director for commercial practice with clients such as: Alka-Seltzer, American Express, Ariba Computers, Cotton, Heineken, Independence Air, Little Debbie’s Cakes, Makers Mark, Nike, RealNames, and Reebok.
DeLorenzo also developed a $3 million annual sales award winning restaurant concept, West Twentyfour which won Bon Appetit Magazine‘s, “Best New Casual Restaurant,” and Washingtonian Magazine‘s, “20 to Watch” list.
DeLorenzo also served as the chief of staff to the former secretary of agriculture and chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA). There, he served as the senior operations adviser to the chairman and CEO, representing six of the major film studios focused on content protection: Fox Filmed Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Bros. Pictures. DeLorenzo worked on corporate culture building. He created the MPAA’s first committee on diversity and modernized and streamlined operations that cut the budget over $25 million.
Currently, DeLorenzo serves in private practice as the principal and creative director, Bar Napkin Concepts, Inc. (BNC) in Los Angeles. BNC is a creative consultancy specializing in branding, creative concepting, data visualization, influencer outreach, messaging, naming, profile raising, storytelling, strategy, and television production. He also served as the executive producer for television projects at HBO (Boss Man, John Logan), Lifetime, MTV (Election, RJ Cutler), and TBS (Hound Dogs, Ron Shelton).
DeLorenzo’s corporate practice includes such organizations as: ASGK Public Strategies, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Blissliving Home, Chesapeake Bay Candle, Icon Investments, New Media Strategies, No Labels, Palantir Technologies, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).
DeLorenzo received his bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, in politics and history from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts and holds a graduate certificate in public relations from the University of Virginia.
He has also been named as one of the Top Men in Arts, Culture & Style by Capitol File Magazine, a Top 50 “Power Player” by Politico Magazine, a White House intern in the Clinton Administration, and a summer scholar in the campaign management school of the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at the George Washington University.
DeLorenzo currently lives in Los Angeles and splits the majority of his time between LA and Washington, DC.