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Chad Boettcher

Executive Vice President, Social Action and Advocacy, Participant Media


Chad Boettcher is Executive Vice President, Social Action and Advocacy at Participant Media, the entertainment company devoted to feature film, television, and digital content that inspires social change. Boettcher is responsible for leading the creation, development and execution of strategies that leverage Participant’s content and investments across all its lines of business for social impact.

Under Boettcher’s leadership, the company has worked with experts and influencers to create dozens of social impact campaigns for films like Lincoln, Snitch, Middle of Nowhere, A Place at the Table, Last Call at the Oasis and Cesar Chavez; and for TV shows like the Emmy®-winning HitRECord on TV, Human Resources and Please Like Me. His team also leads digital initiatives that activate communities on important issues of the day, and manages the 100+ NGOs who have joined Participant’s Social Action Network.

Prior to joining Participant, Boettcher developed social innovation strategies and community affairs programming at MTV, Nike and Weber Shandwick; and worked for the US presidential campaigns of both Al Gore (2000) and Barack Obama (2008).