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Andrew Blotky, Founder

Andrew Blotky brings a wealth of direct experience in leadership, culture, and communications in the corporate, political, and non-profit worlds. He has successfully built and led organizations during periods of unprecedented growth, change, and impact.

His work focuses on building and maintaining vibrant cultures, steady, effective leadership across functions and teams, and consistent, clear communications on a wide array of issues. 

Andrew has always been passionate about leadership, culture and how organizations work, from his first election to student council in 3rd grade. He's passionate about being an excellent manager, and empowering teams to grow and thrive. 

He is the author of the book, Honestly Speaking: How the Way We Communicate Transforms Leadership, Love, and Life.

From 2013 to 2018, Andrew built and led the first global employee communications team to support all company teams and functions at Facebook during a period of significant, rapid growth and global impact, as the company grew from 5,000 to 30,000 employees worldwide.

At Facebook, Andrew was responsible for leading communications with all of the company’s employees and leaders globally on every initiative and program at the company.  He focused on maintaining and evolving highly-effective, open communications channels and messages during a period of rapid growth.   

He was also a leader of the company’s open culture, both internally and with Facebook's many corporate and non-profit partners. 

Facebook highlights include:

  • Created, managed, and led all company-wide all-hands, open-forum Q&A and team presentation events

  • Created and managed new, innovative employee communications channels

  • Led crisis communications management and proactive announcements

  • Built and led leader communications trainings resulting in improved organizational Pulse survey scores on communications

  • Developed, created and led a company-wide storytelling initiative, connecting employees's work to the organization's mission, resulting in consistently positive feedback and high internal satisfaction scores;

  • Developed an early-stage company history and archives project

  • Created, managed and led multiple different company-wide programs and trainings focused on the organization's mission, values, and diversity and inclusion.

  • Helped create and develop Workplace by Facebook, Facebook's enterprise platform now used by hundreds of companies globally.

  • Worked on revamping the company's new hire orientation program, creating and delivering presentations on company values to thousands of new employees, resulting in improved feedback scores and long-term satisfaction scores

  • Created and led internal culture leadership summits

  • Led Facebook's LGBT Employee Resource Group

 

Andrew started his career in politics and public policy as an intern in the White House Office of Presidential Speechwriting under President Bill Clinton. Later, he worked as the Communications Director for various elected officials in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and on the communications and policy team in the San Francisco Mayor’s office. 

Before joining Facebook, Andrew spent several years in Washington, DC, where he built and led the first-ever legal policy and communications program, Legal Progress, at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive think-tank and advocacy organization. At CAP, he worked closely with the Obama Administration and progressive advocates in Washington, DC and in states across the country on building education and advocacy campaigns focused the U.S. courts and judges as a political issue. 

Andrew was also an adjunct professor at Stanford University for several years, where he developed and taught public policy courses on advocacy and nonprofits in the political process as well as on national security in a changing world.

He has served on the boards of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and on the Stanford University Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Policy, Planning and Management.

He holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stanford University, and is a member of the California State Bar. He is a Certified Hudson Institute Coach and a graduate of the Modern Elder Academy.

Andrew is also a long-time vinyasa yoga student and teacher (RYT-500). 

Andrew lives in San Francisco, CA.