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Michael Edward Walsh Stepping Down as YDSI Chair Prior to Hawaii Relocation

Beaufort, SC, May 08, 2016 --( Last month, Michael Edward Walsh announced that he will be stepping down as the Chair of the Young Democrats of the Sea Islands. This follows the successful chartering of the Young Democrats of the Sea Islands earlier this month.

“In 2015, I made a commitment to the leadership of the Young Democrats of South Carolina that I would come aboard to relaunch the Sea Islands Region. Having achieved that goal, it is now time for me to step aside,” explained Walsh. “As many of you know, I will be moving back to Hawaii in a few weeks. So, it is the perfect time for us to make the transition.”

During his tenure as the Chair of the Young Democrats of the Sea Islands, Walsh was elected President of his Precinct on Hilton Head Island, Delegate to the 2016 Beaufort County Democratic Party County Convention, and Alternate Delegate to the 2016 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention.

About Michael Edward Walsh

Michael Edward Walsh is a PhD Student at SOAS, University of London. 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, 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 Law and International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University. He also completed Executive Education in Product Innovation at Harvard Business School, Executive Education in Marketing at the Wharton School, and Professional Education on Conflict Management 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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YDSC | Sea Islands Region
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(843) 901-1319

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