WHO WE ARE
NakatomiPR is deeply rooted in community, supporting community based, philanthropic and corporate organizations to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, health equity, and environmental sustainability through strategic communications and capacity building. As strategists and thought partners, media and PR experts, and active members in our communities, we provide multidisciplinary perspectives to help mission-driven leaders and organizations advance social change.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
When Debra Nakatomi realized that her passion for volunteering and serving communities was eclipsing her desire to advance her career in the corporate world, she knew it was time to venture into new territory. Building upon her career in public affairs and public relations at the California Legislature, CBS Television, and the Walt Disney Company, she envisioned a woman of color owned communications firm helping mission-driven organizations activate on their missions. Since founding NakatomiPR in 1989, Debra has been internationally recognized for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, creating opportunities for women, and strengthening U.S.-Japan relations.
NakatomiPR offers a unique approach of integrating history, culture, and lived experience through strategic communications and capacity building to create meaningful impact.
Core beliefs and principles that guide us.
Being a catalyst for change and uplifting diverse voices.
Creating lasting impact through trust and respect.
Speaking truth to power.
Championing social justice and healthy, sustainable communities for all.
Honoring lived experiences and cultural diversity.
Embracing an open-heart and open-mind.
Leading with purpose and aligning our values with our actions.
With a mix of strategy, heart, and talent, we amplify your work of improving lives and communities.