Nicole Almond Anderson is a fifth-generation Arizonan, with a genuine passion to continue to build a “stronger” Arizona. She is very interested in ways in which we can position the State of Arizona to be a strong competitor nationally for attracting not only businesses to do business here, but as well as, growing our nonprofit community to be strong, robust, and impactful. As the Manager of Marketing, Communications and Stakeholder Relations for ASU's Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, she ensures that the Center’s mission and portfolio of nonprofit capacity building programs, educational and research initiatives, and annual convenings are well-known by all sectors, as well as local, national, and global stakeholders.
Previously, she was the Director of Alumni Relations for ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business and a communications/event manager for the ASU Alumni Association. Before coming to Arizona State University, Anderson was the Communications Coordinator at Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC), a nonprofit organization that helps to ensure safe and efficient healthcare delivery via electronic communication devices. Additionally, Anderson was part of the strategic communications team for the Defense & Space Electronic Systems campus at Honeywell, Inc. in Glendale, Ariz.
Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the ASU Lodestar Center and ASU's School of Community Resources and Development.
As a two-time alumnus, she is a proud PAC-12 "Super Fan" and a "Gold" Life Member of the ASU Alumni Association. She continues to serve the ASU community as a passionate supporter and fundraiser for Sun Devil Athletics -- where she also serves as the President of the Sun Devil Club’s Young Professionals Group. Previously, she served two-terms as the Vice President of the ASU Young Alumni Chapter. She is also a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of Phoenix and she was also a former member of Valley Leadership Class 36.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and as such, has become an advocate for early education/literacy programs for children, as well as the development of effective research initiatives that improve treatments and find cures for devastating childhood diseases.