Warriors Name Theodore Ellington Director of Public Affairs
Ellington To Be Day-To-Day Public Affairs Contact For Team’s Proposed New Development In San Francisco
The Golden State Warriors have named Theodore Ellington as Director of Public Affairs, it was announced today. Ellington, who will start in his new role on Monday, July 7, will serve as the day-to-day public affairs point person for the Club as it relates to the team’s proposed new development in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.
Ellington joins the Warriors most recently from San Francisco’s Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure overseeing the implementation of several major development projects in the Bayview Hunter’s Point, Mission Bay, and Transbay neighborhoods of San Francisco. In addition, Ellington worked as an operations and programming consultant for local nonprofits and technology firms in San Francisco.
Prior to his commission appointment by Mayor Edwin Lee, Ellington was the founding president of the Black Young Democrats of San Francisco where he led the organizing efforts opposing the predatory policing practice of ‘Stop-and-Frisk,’ which gained national attention. Ellington was also given the Local Hero Award by the San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper for his political organizing efforts. In 2008, Ellington was appointed by then San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to serve on the San Francisco Youth Commission, and shortly after, the Southeast Community Facilities Commission.
A graduate from Notre Dame de Namur University with a degree in Political Science and Business Administration minor, Ellington is also a Board Member of the historic Bayview Opera House; directed and produced a short documentary The Homeless Orchestra; and worked on multiple political campaigns on both local supervisorial and city-wide mayoral races garnering community organizing acumen. Ellington is also pursuing a Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco in Urban Affairs.