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Mr. Darius Anderson, B.A. '88
Founder and CEO, Platinum Advisors
Darius Anderson is the founder and CEO of three of California's most distinguished companies, Platinum Advisors, LLC, a government relations and public affairs firm; Kenwood Investments, LLC, a California private equity real estate development firm; and Gold Bridge Capital, LLC, a San Francisco based pension fund advisory firm. With a background that encompasses over twenty years of experience in business, real estate and politics, Mr. Anderson is an entrepreneurial leader whose influence and experience has impacted some of California's most prolific business ventures, acquisitions and developments.
Widely recognized as one of California’s most effective political strategists and fundraisers, he continues his long streak of advising many of California’s highest-ranking political and business leaders. In 2010, Darius was nominated to and joined California’s Political Reform Act Task Force.
Before founding Platinum Advisors, Kenwood Investments, and Gold Bridge Capital, Mr. Anderson spent five years at The Yucaipa Companies as Chief of Staff and as Vice President of External Affairs for Ralphs Grocery Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company. During that time, Mr. Anderson was responsible for The Yucaipa Companies business developments, including property acquisition and development, government affairs, community relations, external corporate communications and public relations. Mr. Anderson also served as the Executive Director of the Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation.
Philanthropy is important to Darius, and he is involved in a variety of charitable activities. He is the Chair of the National Advisory Council at the Institute of Governmental Studies at University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the George Washington University Graduate School of Public Management, Jackie Robinson Foundation, and Californians Building Bridges (CBB).Anderson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.