Tommy McDonald

Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
“MidPen builds, supports, and fosters communities. It is a privilege to uplift the story of an organization with a well-established history of proven, effective solutions and a singular commitment to empowering the people and communities we serve.”

Tommy McDonald serves as Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. Tommy comes to MidPen with 20 years as a communications expert with the Drug Policy Alliance, Tom Steyer 2020 Campaign, and the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Throughout his career, Tommy has been instrumental in creating and executing communications strategies around a multitude of social justice and public policy issues.

Tommy’s strength is his ability to understand and connect the dots between housing, community, health, and education. He is a great conversationalist, a strategic thinker, a storyteller, and can translate the language of “policy wonks” into language we can all understand. Tommy is a proud dad (look out world, my children are amazing!), an avid football fan, and part-time musician. In his spare time, Tommy enjoys the outdoors, walks with his dogs, and playing vintage guitars.

Fun Fact

Tommy began his career as a sportswriter and remains connected to the sports world as a fan.