Ahmad Anderson offers fresh ideas, solutions, and experience in addressing the dynamic and challenging times facing our City and its diverse neighborhoods.
A Richmond native, Ahmad is a business executive with expertise in diversity training, human resources, healthcare, and workforce planning. He has extensive experience as a private sector CEO, nonprofit Vice President or Board member for organizations such as Goodwill Industries © and KPFA Radio, and as a regional workforce director and manager of complex projects and large budgets.
Ahmad’s inherited his love of the Richmond community from his parents. His father, the late Rev. Booker T. Anderson, was a leader in the Civil Rights movement, Pastor of Easter Hill United Methodist Church, and served the City as a City Councilmember and Mayor, as did his mother, Irma an RN who also sat on the West Contra Costa County Healthcare District Board.
In his spare time, Ahmad can be found coaching kids in a sports game or attending a nonprofit meeting. He is the proud father of five: military veteran and educator Brooks Fletcher; Dr. Brandon Anderson a Surgeon and Stanford University graduate; Breeyan Cornelius, AC Transit driver; Brandon Von Der Werth, business executive; and Cameron Morrow, who just graduated from High School this year.
Ahmad Anderson received his B.A. from UC Berkeley where he was a Cal Football defensive back. He is currently an M.A. candidate at Columbia University Teachers College. He previously served on the boards of the Contra Costa County Childcare Council and Youth Service Bureau, and as Vice President of the NAACP. He is a resident of Richmond’s Laurel Park neighborhood, not far from Booker T. Anderson Community Center, named after his father.