Thomas Negron

Communications Director

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Thomas spent a decade in the advertising industry before joining the nonprofit sector in 2009. Social media had started gaining traction in organizations and Thomas was interested in how nonprofits could harness its potential to communicate with supporters. One of the first things he did to further his education was to join NTEN as a member and fly to San Francisco for the NTC. He didn't know who anyone was going in, but he's still friends with many of the people he met there. Back in New York City, he 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. Thomas 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 his heart as he's been vegan since 2011. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband where they spend their free time planning a year-end trip to New Zealand and Australia.


New York University's Heyman Center
Professional Certificate
2008 To 2009

Job History

Communications Director
Portland, OR, United States
July 2019 - present

Thomas Negron Consulting
Donor Communications Consultant
November 2017 - present

Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Communications Director
Saugerties, NY
August 2014 - October 2017

Big Duck
Project Director
June 2011 - July 2014

New York City Anti-Violence Project
Member of the Board of Directors
June 2011 - June 2013

United Way of New York City
Senior Manager, Corporate Relations
June 2010 - May 2011

United Way of New York City
Part-time Fundraising Associate
November 2009 - May 2010

Hetrick-Martin Institute
Full-Time Volunteer, Communications Manager
January 2009 - September 2009

Donovan Data Systems
Senior Project Director
March 2008 - August 2008

Donovan Data Systems
Account Director
January 2005 - March 2008