Simone Otus Coxe

Board Chairman


Board Member

Simone Coxe has spent the last ten years working with non profit media from local to global.  She is the board chair and co-founder of CALmatters, a non partisan non-profit media organization focused on California state politics and government.  She is also a director at KQED, one of the nation’s largest public media organizations. 

Her previous board experience includes board chair of The Pluralism Fund, a philanthropic collaborative focused on civil society in the Middle East and North Africa, and director of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and Palo Alto Partners in Education.  She was a member of The Phlilanthropy Workshop’s first cohort.

From 1985 – 2002,  Coxe was the CEO and co-founder of Blanc & Otus Public Relations, providing services to the high technology industry from offices in San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Atlanta, and London. In 1999, the firm was acquired by Hill and Knowlton, one of the largest public relations firms in the world.

Coxe is an alumnus of Sarah Lawrence College and the University of California, Berkeley.