Eric Wingerter, Chief Communications Officer, Kapor Center, USA
Eric Wingerter is the Chief Communications Officer at the Kapor Center, bringing with him more than 15 years experience in nonprofit leadership, strategic communications, and digital strategy.
Most recently, Eric served as the Vice President for Communications and Digital Media for the NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. In 2009, Eric founded the NAACP’s Digital Media Department to create and build the organization’s email, social media and mobile messaging presence. Two years later, he took the reins of the NAACP’s traditional communications activities as well, overseeing the media and press relations for the organization nationwide.
Previously, Eric worked as a DC-based nonprofit consultant, developing communications strategies for a wide range of clients including the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the Justice Policy Institute, Campaign for Youth Justice and the LGBT Bar Association. He has held leadership positions at non-profit advocacy organizations including Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Defenders of Wildlife.
Eric currently serves on the board of America’s Voice, the communications arm of the national immigration reform movement. He is the recipient of the Medgar W. Evers Award for Excellence, the NAACP’s highest national staff honor.
A global traveler and outdoor enthusiast, Eric has hiked and camped in the mountains of Peru, Syria, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Turkey, Bolivia, Russia, Kenya, Nicaragua and Switzerland, in addition to many corners of the Cascade Range in his beloved Pacific Northwest.