Head of Public Affairs
Philip J. Minardi is an expert in strategy, public policy and communications for start-ups, the federal government, trade associations, and members of the Fortune 500. Having built a career serving in leadership positions within the private and government arenas, his passion is in leading companies through crucial stages including company and product narrative development, media and digital strategy, launch planning and execution, and regulatory and crisis communication management. Philip has a passion for advising early stage companies in regulated industries.
Currently serving as the Head of Public Affairs for Expedia Group in the Americas, Philip leads the company’s Washington, D.C. based public affairs team on initiatives at the crossroads of tech and public policy. Minardi joined Expedia after two years at The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), where he led public relations strategy as the Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs. Travel Tech members include tech leaders HomeAway, Expedia, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Priceline, and Amadeus.
Prior to joining Expedia and the Travel Technology Association, Philip served as Press Secretary to United States Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. During his time on Capitol Hill, Philip led the development and implementation of traditional media and digital communications strategy. Under Philip’s leadership, Congressman Paulsen won the Congressional Management Foundation’s Inaugural Gold Mouse Award for Citizen Engagement on Social Media. As a proven spokesperson, communicator and digital strategist, the Chicago native has managed communications and policy development on an array of issues ranging from international trade to domestic tax reform. Philip got his start on the Hill interning with Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam’s (IL-06) communications team.
He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from DePaul University in Business.