Board Position: ex-officio
Managing Director of External Affairs, Equality California
Samuel Garrett-Pate is the Managing Director of External Affairs for Equality California, where he oversees the organization’s strategic communications, brand management and media relations. Prior to joining EQCA, Sam was a Senior Account Executive at RALLY, where he led public affairs, political strategy and litigation communications campaigns on behalf of the firm’s clients. He previously served as an aide to New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and received his BA in political science from the George Washington University. Outside of EQCA, Sam serves as the Western Caucus Chair of the LGBTQ Victory Fund’s Campaign Board and lives in Downtown Los Angeles with his two cats.