Thomas Negron

Communications Director

Pronouns: he/him


I spent a decade in the advertising industry before joining the nonprofit sector in 2009. Social media had started gaining traction in organizations and I was interested in how nonprofits could harness its potential to communicate with supporters. One of the first things he did to further my education was to join NTEN as a member and fly to San Francisco for the NTC. I didn't know who anyone was going in, but I'm still friends with many of the people I met there.

Back in New York City, I helped reboot the dormant 501 Tech Club and served as co-organizer for a few years before passing the Facebook group to the next generation of organizers.

I've has worked as a corporate relations manager for United Way of New York City, project director for communications firm Big Duck, and communications director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a refuge for farmed animals in New York's Hudson Valley. It was an organization close to my heart as I've been vegan since 2011.

I live in Brooklyn with my husband where we spend our free time debating our next big trip: Greece or Kenya?

Staff Listing

Amy Sample Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Post

Conference Director

Ash Shepherd

Chief Program Officer

Daniel Fellini

Senior Web Development Manager

Drew Pizzolato

Senior Program and Product Manager

Eileigh Doineau

Senior Development Manager

Jarlisa Corbett

Office and Admin Coordinator

Jeremy Garcia

Senior Program Manager

Jude Parker Koski

Membership and Community Director

Karl Hedstrom

IT Director

Lauren Gall

Administrative Assistant

Leana Mayzlina

Senior Program Manager

Pattie Carlin

Finance and Operations Director

Samara Islam

Program Coordinator

Share Roman

Impact Coordinator

Thomas Negron

Communications Director

Tristan Penn

Senior Manager of Equity and Accountability