Kyle Buetzow

Communications Director

My role at Hirsch:

I develop and implement strategic communications and marketing at Hirsch to promote our bold, innovative, and trust-based approach to philanthropy. My goal is to elevate our firm’s impressive thought leaders to advance equitable communities and the philanthropic sector.

My journey to Hirsch:

I have over a decade of experience leading integrated communications in the private and nonprofit sectors. Before joining Hirsch, I was a Managing Director at LEWIS Global Communications—an agency specializing in marketing, strategy, and public relations. I also spent five years abroad managing social impact communications campaigns in 11 countries—from peacebuilding programs in Timor-Leste to anti-human trafficking projects in Southeast Asia. My areas of expertise include digital marketing, content, and branding. I hold a B.A in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service.

What inspires my work:

I am passionate about the role that storytelling plays in creating a better world for all. I believe that provocative, human-centered narratives are key to shifting behaviors and building progressive momentum, especially for systemic issues like racial justice and access to healthcare. I feel fortunate to utilize my communications experience to promote the impactful work of our philanthropic partners and talented team.

In my free time:

I love spending time outdoors with my wife and daughter—hiking in Tilden Park, building sandcastles at Baker Beach, and shopping at our local farmer’s market. Whenever possible, I practice active meditation on long runs and write poetry while gazing out at San Francisco Bay.