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Hilton Head Island Resident Named Region Chair for Sea Islands Region of Young Democrats of South Carolina (YDSC)

Charleston, SC, March 12, 2016 --( The Sea Islands Region of Young Democrats of South Carolina is proud to announce that Michael Edward Walsh has been selected as its new Region Chair.

A full-time resident of Hilton Head Island, Walsh has volunteered on a number of national and state campaigns, including the 2008 Barack Obama Campaign. He has also attended a number of local and national events, including a Young Democrats of America convention.

Professionally, Walsh is the Founder and CEO at the Islands Society – an international nonprofit that engages women, minorities, and young leaders from island communities in foreign affairs. Previously, he served as a Senior Marketing Manager at Microsoft, Management Consultant at Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Briefer at the Department of Defense.

Separately, Walsh was a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University, Vice Chair of International Correspondents at the National Press Club, Member of the NATO/PfPC Emerging Security Challenges Working Group, Exchange Researcher at Waseda University, Visiting Fellow at Universität der Bundeswehr München, Young Leader at Pacific Forum, Academic Guest at the University of Zurich, Next Generation Fellow at the American Assembly, Non-Resident Fellow at Federation of American Scientists, WSD-Handa Fellow at CSIS, Young Public Intellectual at the Kakehashi Project, Public Diplomacy Discussion Group Chair at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, and Recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Walsh received his BA in International Studies and MA in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins University SAIS. He also completed Executive Education in Product Innovation at Harvard Business School, Executive Education in Marketing at the Wharton School, and Professional Education in Conflict Leadership at the United States Institute of Peace.

About Young Democrats of South Carolina (YDSC)

The Young Democrats of South Carolina is the governing body of all affiliated county, caucus, advocacy group, young voter, and college/university Democratic organizations within the State of South Carolina. Our parent organization is the Young Democrats of America, but YDSC often works with the South Carolina Democratic Party (SCDP) and the College Democrats of South Carolina (CDSC) to reach our Party’s and organizations’ mutual goals.YDSC works aggressively to encourage voters under the age of 40 to actively participate in the democratic process and in Democratic Party politics by educating young voters on the core values and principles of the Democratic Party. Our mission is to unite and educate the lives, minds, and practices of youth voters and serve collectively as the political youth voice of South Carolina.YDSC is committed to growing voter turnout from ages 18-39, to general Democratic Party development, and youth civic involvement at the county, state, and national levels.

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Michael Edward Walsh
(843) 901-1319

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