During a 20-year marketing and communications career in Silicon Valley, Ralph led teams at large companies such as Apple Computer, and was also VP of Marketing in two tech startups. In 2002, he transitioned to the nonprofit sector to help organizations creating positive change in the world. Since that transition, he led the marketing team launching the new Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, led communications at the Stanford GSB, and served as a board member of the San Francisco Zen Center. Early in his career,Ralph graduated from the Defense Race Relations Institute and then created and led a race relations and equal opportunity program as an Army officer in Germany,.
- MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
- BS, United States Military Academy
Early in my career, I had the privilege of leading a team addressing the issue of racism in America. We did well and believed that the end of this corruption of American principles was in sight. Now, as the struggle continues, I recognize the naiveté of those optimistic conclusions and decided to rejoin the fight for justice; especially the struggle for the rights of our most vulnerable–our children. SCOPE provides me with the opportunity use my skills supporting educational opportunity for all children as I recommit myself to the struggle for equity in America.
As we broaden our communications to support a wider range of educators and policy makers, we have built new types of communications tools such as infographics, professionally produced videos, and a stronger social media presence. In the past year, I collaborated with the SCOPE team to create a “Theory of Change” for SCOPE. I’m also involved in upgrading our web site to make it accessible to a broader range of users.