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Equality California and Equality California Institute Welcome David Ambroz and Bevan Dufty As New Members of Board of Directors
June 23, 2022 at 10:41 am

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June 23, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (213) 355-3057/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

LOS ANGELES – Equality California and Equality California Institute announced the appointments of David Ambroz, Head of External Affairs & Community Engagement for The West and Inland Empire for Amazon and Bevan Dufty, Member of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors, respectively.

“Our new board members bring skills and exceptional experience to our organization. They are all leaders in their professions and communities, and that leadership will help us as we advance civil rights and social justice for LGBTQ+  people,” said Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “David and Bevan have been long standing advocates of Equality California. We appreciate their commitment to serve on our boards and continue in the fight for a healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people.”

The new board members are:

Equality California Board

David Ambroz (Los Angeles) – David Ambroz is the Head of Community Engagement for The West, under Public Policy for Amazon. In that role, David works to advance the company’s engagement in communities through partnership, philanthropy, volunteerism, and thought leadership. David previously served as the Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility for Walt Disney Television. In his free time, he served on the Los Angeles City Planning Commission and served as a California Child Welfare Commissioner. David received a juris doctorate degree from the UCLA School of Law. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Equality California Institute Board

Bevan Dufty (San Francisco) – Director Bevan Dufty was first elected to the BART Board of Directors in November 2016 and reelected in 2020. Bevan represents the 9th District, which includes eastern neighborhoods of San Francisco and served as President of the Board in 2019. Bevan’s 40-year public service career began in 1976 when he joined the staff of legendary Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), the first African American woman elected to Congress and 1972 Presidential candidate. Bevan previously served as the Chief Legislative Assistant to Rep. Julian Dixon (D-CA), Legislative Aide to Supervisor Leal, Director of HOPE (Housing Opportunities, Partnerships and Engagement) for Mayor Ed Lee and as the Director of Neighborhood Services for Mayor Willie Brown. Bevan was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2002, to the seat once held by Harvey Milk, and served two terms.


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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