Sam Hiersteiner is Managing Partner, Communications and Corporate Partnerships at New Profit. He joined the organization in 2013 and currently oversees all aspects of communications strategy and execution, as well as New Profit's work with Deloitte and other partners on capacity building support for portfolio organizations and thought leadership in the philanthropic sector.
Prior to joining New Profit, Sam was a Vice President at The Glover Park Group (GPG), a Washington, DC-based strategic communications firm where he worked for eight years. While at GPG, Sam helped lead a team that built an industry-leading portfolio of nonprofit, foundation, and social enterprise clients including the United Nations Foundation, Participant Media, AARP, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, ONE, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, Oxfam America, and FINCA International. He joined GPG from Burson-Marsteller, the global public relations agency where he worked for clients including Gap Inc. and Coca-Cola on initiatives related to corporate social responsibility.
Sam graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in modern European history. He serves on the board of City Blossoms, an organization that provides community garden-based educational opportunities for public school students. He is also a food writer whose work has appeared in Lucky Peach, First We Feast, Huffington Post, and Art of Eating. He lives in West Roxbury, MA with his wife and a tiny dog-like animal named Pappy Van Winkle.