Erin A. Archuleta

Erin A. Archuleta

Public Policy, Government Relations, and Community Affairs



Erin Archuleta collaborates on and speaks to global civic initiatives and policies that make our communities vibrant and equitable.



Erin has a passion for economic development and community engagement.

Whether through her role on the Government Relations and Public Policy team at Square, or through board service and volunteer projects, she contributes to solutions impacting local needs.

Erin champions economic access and healthy neighborhoods. Community is what binds us.



Government Relations and Public Policy — Director of Community and Seller Advocacy

Small business advocacy, economic development, financial inclusion, sustainable communities, public affairs, and storytelling

Selected Press: Bloomberg, Inc., The Cheddar, USA Today, Satellite Media Tours, Radio Media Tours, San Francisco Business Times, The Hustle 2X
Accolades: San Francisco Business Times Most Influential Women in Business (2018)


Co-owner/Partner — ICHI Catering, ICHI Dozo Restaurant Group properties, and consulting
2005 — present

ICHI Sushi
ICHI Sushi + NI Bar
ICHI Kakiya

Selected Press: Michelin-recommended, Zagat-rated, PBS, NPR, New York Times, Buzzfeed, VICE, AAA, USA Today, Eater, Modern Luxury Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle

Publishing: Finesse Magazine (a print publication of The French Laundry); Flint, Michigan — A Story of Resilience
Accolades: City of San Francisco’s Small Business Week Award (2014)


Director of Growth and Strategy, Interim Executive — 826 National

Led global affiliate and domestic chapter expansion process for network of writing, publishing, and tutoring centers for youth. Crafted growth playbook, national volunteer standards, and engaged on US public educational policy initiatives with the US Department of Education and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Selected Press: NBC, CNN, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, KQED, ABC7 Bay Area

Publishing: Don’t Forget to Write: 54 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons for Students 6-18