We are a team of passionate individuals who strive to empower people and organizations to deliver on the promise of improving lives for social good through communications.

Nakatomi & Associates began as a start-up company more than 25 years ago in a much narrower PR landscape where only large companies were spending money on communications and marketing. When founder Debra Nakatomi realized that her passion for her volunteer work in the community was eclipsing her desire to advance her career in the corporate world, she knew it was time to venture into new territory to achieve her vision of helping community and philanthropic organizations to activate their missions using the tools of communications to create and tell their unique stories. Nakatomi & Associates has grown and matured and now works with a wide range of leaders and organizations who embrace communications as an essential element as they face change, growth, realignment and new challenges.

What's your story?



Insightful storytellers
Social change agents
Community leaders and advocates
Skillful mediators


Communications strategists
Public relations experts
Creative marketers
Social media gurus