Tyler Nickerson

Tyler Nickerson

Tyler Nickerson, a double major in political science and public and nonprofit administration while at GVSU (B.S. 2010), is First Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Public Relations, and Brand Strategy at Amalgamated Bank. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the Amalgamated Charitable Foundation. Some of Tyler’s additional pursuits include writing for the Chronicle of Philanthropy and helping out with the brewery he co-founded and remains a partner in, City-Built Brewery. 

Prior to joining Amalgamated, Tyler served as the founding director of investments and state strategy at The Solutions Project, a philanthropic and cultural campaigning initiative sparked by Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and others working to accelerate the transition toward clean energy for all people. Tyler formerly served as a program manager at the Dyer-Ives Foundation and as founder & CEO of Motu Communications, which supported philanthropic clients in public affairs, grant-making strategy, and evaluation. He has also led successful community-based advocacy efforts, including as an affordable housing advocate for the Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness. 

In addition to his degree from Grand Valley, Tyler has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University.

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