Head of Operations & Communications
Tod Hardin oversees marketing, development, special events and communications as Plastic Oceans’ Head of Operations & Communications. This includes the creation and distribution of inspirational solutions-focused film, media and awareness initiatives, paired with supportive activism, that promote a global movement to rethink plastic. He has been in the marketing and communications fields for over 25 years and worked in a variety of industries, from casinos and entertainment, to nonprofits, broadcasting, events and the fast-paced landscape of Silicon Valley’s tech world. Tod served as Executive Director of the Detroit Docs International Film Festival, building it from a small one-night event with a dozen films, to one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world – screening over 120 films at over a dozen venues. He currently sits on the board of The Social Forestry Project, in Detroit, Michigan; and serves on the board of the Next Echo Foundation, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that advocates for providing a voice and platform for the underserved creative community.