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Ahmad Anderson

Director of People & Culture

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Ahmad Anderson, Director of People and Culture joined the Gardens in August 2022. He has over 20 years of experience driving business improvements with an expertise in human resources.

He has led DEIB/JEDI initiatives and developed organizational strategies at many organizations from Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and educational institutions. He also brings civic experience as the City of Richmond’s Chair of Economic Development Commission; member of the Board of Directors of Richmond’s Chamber of Commerce; a former Executive Committee member of NAACP for the City of Richmond; Vice President of Oakland Rotary Endowment; member of University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association Board of Directors; author of the University of California Berkeley Chant “This is Bear Territory;” and 2022 CAL Athletics Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ahmad is also the CEO/Founder of Designing Effective Organizations – Human Resources and Business Consulting. Ahmad’s passion is making sure there is access and equity for ALL.

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