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Darius Albertas Udrys was born on the 5th of April 1972 (05/04/1972).

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Email: dudrys@yahoo.com
Email: udrote@xwegucdu.org
Email: darius@minerone.io
Email: darius@goldergames.com

Resume

I am a public relations and organisational development specialist with twenty years of international professional experience in Europe and the United States of America. I am Strategy Director and Founding Partner at Neue Unica branding agency and a lecturer at Vilnius University. I was Founding Director of Go Vilnius, the official development agency of the City of Vilnius, and a public affairs consultant to Fipra Lithuania. From 2011–2015, I was Vice-Rector for Development and Communication at the European Humanities University in Vilnius. From 2015–2017, I was a member of the Liberal Movement – a Lithuanian political party; in 2016, I was elected to the party’s ethics commission. I resigned from the party and the commission in August 2017 due to what I felt were insufficient measures to deal with emerging allegations of corruption.

I was born and raised in a Lithuanian family in the United States of America. Before moving to Vilnius, Lithuania in 2011, I actively contributed to the promotion of Lithuanian culture abroad; I was President of the Los Angeles Lithuanian Community and coordinated the Los Angeles–Kaunas Sister Cities Program.

Founding Partner
Neue Unica | Branding Agency

Sep 2015 – Present
Vilnius, Lithuania
Neue Unica creates multisensory branding solutions that communicate value

Senior Associate
Fipra

Jul 2017 – Present
Vilnius, Lithuania
Public Affairs and Government Relations Consulting

Lecturer
Vilniaus universitetas / Vilnius University

Jun 2016 – Present
Vilnius, Lithuania
Teaching Communications & Public Diplomacy, Department of Communications

Consultant, Journalist, Moderator
Communications, Public Relations & Development

Aug 1998 – Present
Worldwide
Golder Games, Miner One, Swedbank, City of Vilnius, Fipra Lithuania, ContentWoo!, Šeduva Jewish Memorial Fund, Create for Lithuania, Crisis Pregnancy Center (Lithuania), Ludwick Family Foundation, Scripps College and University of Southern California EU Center, Nordic Council of Ministers, Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Global Shapers, Global Lithuanian Leaders…

Journalism: Lithuanian State Radio (6 years), Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL, Inc.) (9 years; also trained new journalists), alfa.lt, omni.lt, delfi.lt, bernardinai.lt, Lithuanian weekly Amerikos Lietuvis, Lithuanian daily Draugas and others.

Director
Go Vilnius
Jul 2016 – Jul 2017
Vilnius, Lithuania
As Founding Director, I was tasked by Vilnius Municipality with setting up Go Vilnius, the city’s Official International Business and Tourism Development Agency. Go Vilnius is responsible for developing Vilnius as a place brand and promoting international business, talent, and tourism attraction to the city. Working closely with the City and other stakeholders, I developed the Agency’s strategic plan, brand guidelines and first year’s budget, built the Go Vilnius team, including two new departments (Marketing and Business) that were added to the Tourism and Convention Bureau to create Go Vilnius, and began delivering results by mid-year 2017.

Senior Associate
Fipra
Jul 2015 – Jul 2016
Vilnius, Lithuania
Public and government relations consulting.

Vice-Rector for Development and Communications
European Humanities University
May 2011 – Jun 2015
Vilnius, Lithuania
Under my leadership, the European Humanities University’s development, communications and alumni relations team managed and supported donor relations and grant writing that generated approximately EUR 4 million in donations and support per year (including more than EUR 3 million in new funding since 2011). Our activities improved the University’s branding and visibility among key audiences and resulted in new international partnerships and projects as well as a newly-established international alumni network.

The European Humanities University is a Belarusian university headquartered in Vilnius. It offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the social sciences and humanities to students from Belarus in a free and democratic environment.

Center for Civic Education
Director of Development
Sep 2010 – May 2011
Greater Los Angeles Area
My work at the Center for Civic Education secured more than $2 million in new funding for civic education projects in the United States, Kazakhstan, India, Thailand, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia.

I developed successful funding proposals for Citizens, Not Spectators–a voting education curriculum (in pilot phase)–ProCitizen–an online showcase application for student public policy projects (in development), and other projects.

The Center for Civic Education promotes civic education and political entrepreneurship among young people in the US and in more than 80 other countries.

Development Manager
Aug 2008 – Sep 2010
Program Manager for Europe, Eurasia and Development
Dates EmployedNov 2006 – Jul 2008
Employment Duration1 yr 9 mos
Was development officer and principal grantwriter for the Center for Civic Education’s international department (Civitas International Programs).

Also managed “Civitas” international partnerships between 20 educational organizations in the US, Europe and Eurasia (with a budget of nearly $1 million), and coordinated international department communication and outreach.

Planning Committee and Founding Member
Global SoCal
2010 – 2011
Global SoCal is an initiative begun in 2010 by individuals and organizations based in Southern California who are working internationally in the fields of relief, sustainable development, conflict management, education, and citizen and public diplomacy.

Global SoCal aims to promote dialog, cooperation, and professional development within this community of practitioners.

President
Lithuanian American Community, Los Angeles Chapter
2005 – 2008

Graduate Student
Claremont Graduate University
1998 – 2006

Broadcaster (Broadcast Journalist)
Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL, Inc.), Lithuanian Service
Jan 2002 – Feb 2004
Wrote, moderated, edited and produced daily broadcasts – news, analysis, press reviews and commentary; hosted and produced programs on business, economics and consumer affairs, European integration; facilitated radio journalism courses for new journalists; spearheaded revamp of station ID’s, jingles and musical identity; helped create new interactive format for daily broadcasts; managed 8-12-person teams of broadcasters on rotating basis to produce daily broadcasts; reported from the field.

Program Director, Program Manager
Arsalyn Program, Ludwick Family Foundation
Feb 2000 – Jan 2002
Arsalyn is Ludwick Family Foundation’s Civic Education Program

Spearheaded marketing activities to promote Arsalyn’s mission of youth civic and political engagement;
created conference series “Bridging the Partisan Divide: Rediscovering Deliberation”;
directed development of civic education curriculum “Democracy in Action”
redesigned corporate identity and website;
prepared budgets and set goals for the program;
managed 2-5-person teams.

Broadcaster (Broadcast Journalist)
Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL, Inc.), Lithuanian Service
Jun 1995 – Aug 1998
Wrote, moderated, edited and produced daily broadcasts – news, analysis, press reviews and commentary;
hosted and produced programs on business, economics and consumer affairs, European integration;
facilitated radio journalism courses for new journalists;
spearheaded revamp of station ID’s, jingles and musical identity;
helped create new interactive format for daily broadcasts;
managed 8-12-person teams of broadcasters on rotating basis to produce daily broadcasts;
reported from the field.

Discrepancies

Darius Posted on the 8th of February 2019 that he was no longer employed by Miner One from the 1st of January 2019. Why wait so long to post this message?

Ot the 4th of March 2019 he is still listed as an Administrator on the Golder Games group on Telegram.

Neue Unica UAB

Registration code: 304072676
Manager: Darius Albertas Udrys, Direktorius
Address: Perkūnkiemio g. 53, LT-12144 Vilnius
Mobile phone: +370 673 67695 (registered to Maksim Vashkevich)
Website http://www.neueunica.com
Employees 2 people (insured)
SS insurer code 2344723
SODRA (VSDFV) debt 375.43 EUR (1296.28 LTL) (2019-02-28 at the beginning of day)
Turnover 2016: 20 001 – 30 000 EUR

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