Bringing more than 13 years of strategic communications experience in both the government and private sectors to The Conrad Prebys Foundation, Crystal Page joins the organization as its director of communications.
Page previously served as the chief of staff for the office of Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer in San Diego County’s District 3, where she developed a cohesive policy vision, led policy, public affairs and communication relations campaigns, and directed strategic communications campaigns for the second largest county in California. Prior to serving as a chief of staff, she served as the deputy secretary of communications and external affairs for the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency, where she managed the public affairs and external relations for the agency’s seven departments, boards and panels that serve California workers and businesses. Page also developed and executed policy campaign strategies in support of local member unions as the communications director and housing policy workgroup manager for Service Employees International Union California State Council (SEIU).
Leveraging her previous communications strategy and management experience, Page will work collaboratively with The Conrad Prebys Foundation’s mission-driven team to continue to build a strong foundation for the organization to strengthen San Diego’s future.
“Crystal is an exceptionally talented and strategic communicator and the ideal person to lead this aspect of our work as she has a deep understanding of the community’s challenges and strengths, and is passionate about communications as a tool to promote positive social change,” said Grant Oliphant, CEO of The Conrad Prebys Foundation. “Our model of philanthropy goes well beyond making grants. It places a premium on smart, effective communications and transparency as we engage in dialogue with the community, share ideas, build momentum for different approaches and shape new narratives of possibility. She will add tremendous value to our work as we seek to make a real and lasting impact in San Diego.”
In addition to her communications experience, Page brings extensive experience in working with government and government-adjacent organizations, which can help bridge the gap between nonprofits, businesses and local government to better support the philanthropy sector and address the critical needs of people and businesses regionally. She also holds two certificates in organizational leadership and entrepreneurial studies.
“I am honored to join The Conrad Prebys Foundation team to create an inclusive, equitable and dynamic future for all San Diegans,” said Page. “I believe targeted communication to our region about philanthropic opportunities can redefine how people and businesses contribute to charitable causes that can improve the San Diego region.”