SVP & Head of Community Relations
A.J. currently serves as the Head of Community Stewardship & The Vanguard Group Foundation where he is responsible for the oversight and enhancement of Vanguard’s corporate giving and volunteerism strategy to increase the company’s global impact. A.J. most recently served as the Head of Community Relations for the Wells Fargo Foundation where he led a national team of public affairs professionals who oversaw outcome-driven philanthropic efforts and implemented high-impact employee volunteer programs that strengthened local communities.
A.J. began his career as a social worker and public education advocate, organizing diverse community coalitions with activists, civic leaders, elected officials, and neighborhood residents that increased access to high-quality educational opportunities and quality of life for children and families. Among his leadership roles in the private sector, A.J. helped implement a national signature community relations initiative for a global Fortune 500 hospitality company and served as a lobbyist for one of the largest Medicaid healthcare companies in the country where he partnered with elected officials and consumer advocacy organizations to increase funding for expanded health care services and programs for families in marginalized communities.
A.J. is a graduate of the University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice. He is a husband and father of two girls and resides in the Philadelphia region.