Tod Hardin

Tod Hardin

Global Chief Operating Officer

Tod Hardin oversees global operations, marketing, development, special events and 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 has 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 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.

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Plastic Oceans International is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, founded and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #81-3778043). We are dedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.

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