Morad Ghorban currently holds the position of Director of Government Relations and Policy. From 2008 through 2010 he served as PAAIA’s Legislative Director. Working closely with the Executive Director, Morad was responsible for setting PAAIA’s strategy and direction on policy initiatives and electioneering activities.
From 2003 to 2008, Morad served as the Political Director of the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) – which merged with PAAIA in early July of 2008 as the organization’s registered bipartisan Political Action Committee (PAC).
As Political Director of IAPAC, Morad directed and implemented the organization’s electoral program. He led IAPAC to perform in the top 20% of all PACs based on contributions received during the 2004 & 2006 election cycle and collaborated with members of Congress to draft a bipartisan resolution declaring Congress’ condemnation of discrimination against Iranian Americans.
Prior to joining IAPAC, Morad served on the staff of U.S. Representative John Linder from 1995 to 2000. As the Senior Constituent Service Representative, he managed and coordinated all constituent casework and was the chief liaison to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense.
Morad has extensive experience working with lobbyists, and values the important role community activists and political committees play in the legislative process. In addition, he has gained valuable knowledge on the inner workings and leadership structure of the U.S. Congress through his internships with the Speaker of the House & the House Republican Conference Committee.
Morad earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Tulane University. In June 2002, he earned his Master's degree in International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.