Patrick Stephenson joined ICF Next in November 2017 as a copywriter on the Brand team. Every day, he’s inspired by the ICF Next motto “Think Like People” to put the needs and desires of his audience first. He wants to write copy they can’t stop reading. This is Patrick’s 2nd go-round at ICF Next; he previously worked here 2009–2013, after which he did a four-year stint as a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio. He’s ever so glad to be back — it feels like home. Patrick has also worked at Fallon and Graywolf Press.
He’s the co-founder of 30 Days of Biking, a social media–powered bicycling movement, and the Joyful Riders Club, a monthly community bike ride, and former co-host of the MPR News podcast Pedal Hub. In 2017, Patrick was named “The Bike Messiah” by City Pages Minneapolis and Bicycle Community Champion of the Year by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.