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Andrew Posey | Blend Founder

In my work, I’ve led large scale messaging initiatives for The California Endowment on immigration and helped the Institute of Medicine pinpoint the disparities in health care for communities of color. At City of Hope National Medical Center, I oversaw a communications staff of 47 spanning 15 offices nationwide. In the area of corporate and philanthropic partnerships, I helped the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation triple it’s assets with cause alignments with iTunes, Hard Rock Cafe and Ford Motor Company.

I gained my national and international experience while working with Ogilvy & Mather in New York, then as managing director of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over the last 20 years I’ve worked with such Fortune 500 companies as Ford, Nestle, Nokia, Unilever, Lever Brothers, Novartis and Pepsi.

Recent projects of note include a study of violence and media for the California Endowment as well as working with Participant Films and the Center for Media Justice in the area of prison recidivism http://www.takepart.com/MiddleOfNowhere.

As an author, I’ve been published in PR News Guide to Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility, the Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. I also served as editor for the Communications Toolkit – A Guide to Navigating Communications for the Nonprofit World, which was distributed in all 50 states, 24 countries and across six continents. As a speaker I’ve led sessions for the International Human Rights Funder Group, Center for Nonprofit Management, First 5 California, Grantmakers in Health, The Council of Foundations and Southern California Grantmakers.

Andrew Posey Portrait