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Tiffany Patterson

Managing Director, Strategic Communications

Tiffany Patterson is the Head of Strategic Communications at Reinvestment Fund, overseeing communications, marketing and branding supporting business development, policy initiatives, and general corporate visibility. As the communications lead, Ms. Patterson drives vision and implementation of institution-wide brand positioning, messaging, and communications strategy. Ms. Patterson, a proud HBCU graduate, also serves as a thought leader supporting Reinvestment Fund’s HBCU Brilliance Fund – a $25 million dollar fund created in collaboration with key stakeholders and university leaders to strengthen infrastructure and long-term growth for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

Ms. Patterson has a track record in advancing social change involving marginalized populations in partnership with private, public, and non-profit organizations. From leading a health equity campaign reaching over 2 million in support of an equitable recovery program in Atlanta, to strategizing socioeconomic and environmental policy for marginalized groups in Southeast Asia—Patterson has led storytelling initiatives proven to build awareness and spur action-driven impact. 

As an executive leader in brand marketing and communications, Patterson has led campaigns while working with major brands and initiatives including P&G, the Obama Administration’s Educate to Innovate Initiative, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the award-winning advertising agency, GSD&M. 

Patterson recently served as a senior leader in a national movement supporting the work of youth and young adults across the country who are progressing equitable education policy and institutional change. Concurrently, as an executive leader in the City of Atlanta’s Office of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and now Mayor Andre Dickens, Patterson led change by structuring a blueprint for delivering civic governance centered on racial justice.   

Patterson earned an M.A. in Global Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. from Clark Atlanta University. Patterson is an alumna of the Fuse Corps Executive Fellowship in partnership with John Legend’s HumanLevel Initiative, a program tackling systemic racism by championing local change.