(New Orleans, LA – April 12, 2018) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (Foundation) announced that Tyronne Walker will join the organization as Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs. Walker currently serves as Senior Advisor and Communications Director for Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans.
“We’re thrilled to have Tyronne join the Foundation at this exciting time as we work to significantly grow the Foundation’s assets and play an even stronger leadership role in the civic affairs of our region,” said Andy Kopplin, President and CEO of the Foundation. “Tyronne brings a wealth of experience in communications, public relations, brand development and management as well as public affairs and stakeholder engagement. These experiences will be tremendous assets as we work to amplify the positive impact our donors and fundholders, corporate and foundation partners, and board and staff are making in the greater New Orleans region. Having worked closely with Tyronne in the past, I know him to be a values-based leader and colleague who always gets the job done.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to join this mission-driven and impactful organization,” Walker said. “For thirty-five years, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has supported and galvanized this region’s philanthropic community and played a strategic leadership role in building our nonprofit sector and strengthening our communities. I look forward to joining the team and helping position the organization and its many philanthropic partners to have even greater impact.”
In his current role, Walker oversees all internal and external communications and community engagement for the City of New Orleans. Prior to this role, Walker served as the Senior Advisor for Local Government Affairs to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and was a member of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Delivery Team, where he helped develop and implement NOLA For Life, the City of New Orleans’ Comprehensive Murder Reduction Strategy. He also delivered solutions to clients in the private sector as Principal of Walker Strategic Solutions, LLC. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont.
Walker will start as Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs on June 4, 2018.