Tyler Nickerson (He/Him/His) is First Vice President at Amalgamated Bank where he leads the bank’s brand, public relations, public policy, corporate social responsibility, and thought leadership strategies. Tyler also serves as the Senior Director of Programs at the Amalgamated Charitable Foundation. Previously, he led the commercial banking strategy for its foundation and family office clients.
Formerly, Tyler served as the director of investments and state strategy at The Solutions Project, a philanthropic and cultural campaigning initiative sparked by Leonard DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and others accelerating the transition towards 100% clean energy for 100% of people. Tyler led the development of Solutions Project’s award-winning grantmaking strategy, which invested nearly $4M nationally and helped break the mold for moving more money to social movements.
Prior to joining The Solutions Project, Tyler served as a program manager at the Dyer-Ives Foundation and as founder & CEO of Motu Communications, which supported clients in public affairs, program design, and evaluation. He has also led a community-based organization responding to the Foreclosure Crisis, successfully advocated for stronger state housing policies, and consulted on more than two-dozen electoral campaigns. Tyler’s work featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, Forbes, Associated Press, NPR, Inside Philanthropy, and more. He is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Tyler holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors from Grand Valley State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University. He serves on the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Associate Board and the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative. In 2017, Tyler and his team were given an Impact Award from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Tyler is also the co-founder of City Built Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.