Publisher / co-founder
Darek Barcikowski is cofounder and managing partner of White Eagle Media where for the last 11 years he has served as publisher of a series of Polish language newspapers published throughout the country. In addition to managing day to day publishing operations, he is responsible for business and product development which has included launches of numerous titles across the US, in the UK and in Poland.
He has been a lifelong advocate for Polish - American involvement in civic affairs and public service. In 2008, Barcikowski launched the "Polonia Votes" project with a mission to get one million Polish - Americans to the polls during the Presidential Elections.
Barcikowski serves as Secretary of the American Polish Advisory Council and is a member of its Executive Committee. He chairs a community task force charged with admitting Poland to the Visa Waiver Program.
Barcikowski is Vice President of the Democratic National Committee's Ethnic Coordinating Council and has worked with various ethnic groups on community issues, including the Center on Media and Society at the University of Massachusetts which facilitates access to local government for over 100 ethnic media outlets in Boston.
Barcikowski attended Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the nation, the George Washington University and Northeastern University. He earned a certificate in Small Business Entrepreneurship from Boston University.
In his spare time Barcikowski enjoys learning about other cultures and foreign languages. His travels have taken him to over 40 countries on 5 continents.
Barcikowski and his family emigrated from Poland in 1987 when Darek was 9 years old. He was the first in his family to become a US Citizen.