Associate Director, Equity in the Center
Andrew Plumley is Associate Director at Equity in the Center, a field-wide initiative to influence social sector leaders to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to achieve race equity. EiC envisions a future where nonprofit and philanthropic organizations define, implement and advance race equity internally while centering it in their work externally. EiC published “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture,” which outlines best practices for shifting organizational culture toward race equity. EiC’s research was informed by a national Advisory Committee of 120+ cross-sector leaders and equity practitioners. Andrew career began in education, where he advised higher education institutions on diversity and inclusion strategy, as well as provided access and success programming for Pell eligible students of color. A true systems entrepreneur, Andrew focuses on creating true and lasting systems change for the communities he supports. Her currently serves as Young Black and Giving Back Institute board chair, an ATMTC diversity, equity, and inclusion task force member, and has served as a city council appointed Police Commissioner in Vermont. Andrew holds a BA from Middlebury College, and received an MBA with a focus in social and environmental sustainability from the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business.