The East Bay Community Foundation is thrilled to announce that Andrew Hattori will join the organization as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Andrew’s first day is August 17, 2021.
Andrew brings 15 years of experience as a marketing and communications strategist, leader, and coach working at the intersection of public policy and social justice. As the Bay Area continues to experience the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the region seeks ways to come together to address inequities and build racial justice, the foundation’s role in helping to build bridges and support its communities has never been more important. A critical part of that will be using the power of communications to help create a more just East Bay.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community,” said Andrew, who has lived in the East Bay since 2018 and in the Bay Area for 17 years. “I am also very excited to work with such a talented group of people at the foundation, and to amplify the amazing work of our partners and our donors. The more you learn about this organization, the more there is to love.”
“We are so fortunate to have Andrew join the East Bay Community Foundation,” said CEO James Head. “He brings that wonderful combination of deep commitment to the mission and a strategic approach to finding ways to use communications to advance the work.”
Andrew’s background prepared him well for this new role. Most recently, Andrew led the marketing and communications team at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, a $40-million nonprofit organization responsible for delivering sexual health and substance use services to more than 25,000 people annually. Prior to that he served for nearly a decade at the Public Policy Institute of California, where he managed publications, events, and media affairs, among other areas.
Andrew is the proud biracial grandson of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. His passion for racial equity, social justice, and LGBTQ causes has defined much of professional and personal life, including his early advocacy for marriage equality and longtime fundraising efforts for HIV prevention.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College in Japanese studies, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley-Haas School of Business. He lives in Berkeley, Calif., with his husband and their scruffy dog, and enjoys cycling and exploring the East Bay Regional Park District.
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