James Loduca has been creating social change for companies and causes for more than 20 years. He has a deep passion for campaigns that change hearts and minds, foster resilience, and advance equality.
As Director of Equality Programs at Salesforce, he leads advocacy and community engagement for the office of equality. His work focuses on driving equal pay, equal rights, equal opportunity, and equal education throughout Salesforce, the technology sector, and communities where the company operates and serves.
Prior to his role at Salesforce, James served as Senior Vice President at San Francisco AIDS Foundation. At the foundation, he led “The Campaign for Health & Wellness,” a $15 million initiative to establish the first wellness center for gay, bisexual and transgender men. He served on the inaugural executive committee of San Francisco’s groundbreaking “Getting to Zero” initiative, and was a senior advisor to the Obama White House on the launch of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Prior to his work at the foundation, James held a number of roles in the private sector, including leading HIV public affairs for Gilead Sciences and helping launch the world’s most successful HIV treatment.
James serves on the LGBTQ advisory committee for U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). In 2015, he appeared as an expert speaker at the White House for World AIDS Day, and in 2016 was a Visiting Scholar in Israel as part of the Civil Leaders Program of the San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council.
James earned B.A. degrees in political science and communications from University of California, Berkeley and a degree in Spanish from La Universidad Compultense, Madrid. He’s an avid endurance athlete, having conquered several triathlons, adventure marathons, and cycling events around the globe. He lives in San Francisco with his fiancé, Charlie Smith.