AHA! WELCOMES NEW BOARD CO- PRESIDENTS
Rand began his involvement as a volunteer in AHA!’s in-school program, working
alongside AHA! facilitators at San Marcos High School. Impressed with the
efficacy of the program and recognizing the students’ need for the critical social-
emotional skills AHA! provides, Rand joined the board in 2018.
Rand most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of Corporate
Strategy and Development at PG&E Corporation. PG&E, which oversees one of
the country's largest and greenest generation portfolios, is recognized as an
industry leader on the issue of climate change and the importance of reducing
man-made greenhouse gases. Deeply empathetic and caring, Rand brings both
heart and acumen to his new position.
Bobby Shand founded TSG (The Shand Group) in 1980 and has helped guide
over 300 successful international marketing initiatives for such well-recognized
brands as Platinum Guild International, GIA (Gemological Institute of America),
IWC, Tag Heuer, Absolut Vodka, Rio Tinto, among many others. Bobby joined
the AHA! board in 2012 and guided AHA!’s rebranding strategy as well as a
recent redesign of the website. Bobby brings expertise in marketing to AHA! at a
time where its programs are deserving of a wider audience. He is committed to
applying AHA!’s work at scale in order to make Santa Barbara a model
community where all feel safe, seen, and connected.