Brad Klapper

Senior Vice President

Brad Klapper is senior vice president of media relations at Qorvis Communications and is responsible for managing some of the world’s most significant national and international public policy issues. His primary focus is on providing strategic counsel and executing media outreach for key clients.

Before joining Qorvis, Klapper was an award-winning writer and editor who worked for The Associated Press for 13 years, covering many of the biggest stories in world affairs and reporting from more than 70 countries. He served last as the AP’s national security editor in Washington, overseeing the newswire’s U.S. military, diplomacy and intelligence coverage.

As a journalist, he was State Department correspondent during the tenures of Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, breaking major news stories on the Iran nuclear deal, Syria civil war, Arab-Israeli peace efforts, U.S.-Cuban rapprochement and U.S.-Russian relations. He came to Washington from Geneva, Switzerland, where he focused on global trade and economics.

Klapper has a B.A. in History from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria. He speaks French and German.