Karl Robillard

Head of Philanthropy & Community Outreach at Twitter Inc

As head of Philanthropy & Community Outreach for Twitter, Karl leads the company’s efforts to invest in meaningful, positive and lasting change in the world. These investments focus on equality in workforce development; internet safety and education; freedom of expression and civil liberties; emergency response and disaster recovery; and combatting the effects of global climate change.

Prior to joining Twitter, Karl spent 16 years working in the nonprofit community as the Director of Communications & Marketing at Meals on Wheels and the Senior Manager of Public Relations at St. Anthony Foundation. At these organizations, he played a vital role in creating opportunities for businesses in the Mid-Market to engage with and deepen their understanding of complex socio-economic issues that affect residents and nonprofit organizations in the Tenderloin, SoMa, and Bayview neighborhoods of San Francisco. Karl has shaped his career on the fundamental belief that when diverse groups of people work together towards positive change, they are an unstoppable force for good in the world.

When he’s not at work, you can find Karl trail-running, cycling, skiing, or snow-camping somewhere in the city or the majestic Sierra mountains. Or, he might be on the couch watching PBS newshour with his husband and three kitties (Boots, Buttons, and Wow).