Achieving LGBT Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

Erik Olvera

Director of Communications

NCLR Director of Communications J. Erik Olvera is a seasoned communications strategist specializing in litigation, legislation, and public policy. At NCLR, he designs and implements comprehensive communications campaigns that win support for a wide range of legal and social issues, including marriage equality and ending the dangerous practices known as conversion therapy. He cut his teeth as a minority affairs journalist for some of the country’s top print media companies, including McClatchy and MediaNews, where his work is best exemplified by his award-winning investigative narratives. In 2003, he launched a marketing and communications consultancy, working specifically with nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and Fortune 500s to improve outreach to Latino, African-American, Asian and LGBT communities.

Olvera, a Regis University alumnus, is a longtime supporter of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, where he volunteers as a training ride leader for the AIDS LifeCycle fund raising cycling event. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his spouse, Jeff Pittelkau, a digital marketing executive.

Favorite Quote

“When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.“
– Carrie Bradshaw

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