Human Rights Campaign CMO Anastasia Khoo exits for Conservation International

She is set to join the nonprofit next month.

Anastasia Khoo (image via HRC website)
Anastasia Khoo (image via HRC website)

WASHINGTON: Human Rights Campaign CMO Anastasia Khoo is leaving the organization after more than 11 years to join Conservation International.

She will start at the nonprofit environmental organization on April 3.

"Conservation International works on issues I feel passionately about," she said. "It’s a little bit like going home to be rejoining the environmental movement."

Khoo led marketing for Human Rights Campaign during several landmark moments for the LGBT community, including the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. She also helped to develop campaigns like #LoveWins and the red and pink equal sign that took social media by storm starting in 2013.

Human Rights Campaign has not chosen a replacement for Khoo, who said the search is underway.

"It’s hard to leave Human Rights Campaign," said Khoo. "It has been incredible to be part of this movement for as many years as I have. I had the opportunity to deliver creative campaigns that had real results, and I’m interested in continuing that."

Prior to joining Human Rights Campaign, Khoo worked at Greenpeace as a brand manager and previously as a communications manager and team leader.

Last year, PRWeek named Khoo to its first class of Champions of PR.

Khoo could not be immediately reached for comment.

This story was updated on March 8 with quotes from Khoo.

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