Tonya Agnew (she/her) joined the Family Equality team as Chief Communications Officer in August 2022. A long-time advocate of LGBTQ+ equality, she’s delighted to pair her two decades of experience in marketing and communication with her passion for social justice. Prior to joining Family Equality, she served in leadership roles on communication teams in higher education, public transportation, and healthcare.
LGBTQ+ advocacy has been woven into Tonya’s professional and personal life for many years. Whether marching in Washington D.C., co-founding Purdue Employee Pride (an employee resource group by and for LGBTQ+ employees at Purdue University) or getting forms for her children’s schools updated to “parent/guardian” instead of “mother and father,” this work is personal for her.
Tonya and her wife, together since 1998, have raised two sons in their little blue corner of the world in Indiana. The oldest son is married and lives nearby and the youngest is starting his college years.