Our People

Our diverse team of experts have backgrounds in a variety of industries – public relations, marketing, journalism, politics, nonprofits, government, law and infrastructure development, to name a few – that help inform our approach to each project. We dedicate a specialized team to each client – including an executive-level team lead – to ensure every project receives our full attention. We match the right practitioners with the right project based on skills, background and client needs.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Jennifer Ziegaus Wahl

Chief Executive Officer
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Elizabeth Hansen

Executive Vice President
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Ashley Ziegaus

Finance Director
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OUR TEAM

Kim Olive Colla

Director of Public Affairs
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Rachel Audino

Director of Public Affairs
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Pedro Anaya Jr.

Senior Manager of Bi‑National Affairs and Community Relations
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Hope Reilly

Senior Manager of Public Affairs & Chief Social Media Strategist
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Ashley Johnson

Senior Manager of Public Affairs
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Jack Straw

Senior Manager of Public Affairs
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Robert Iezza

Senior Manager of Public Affairs
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Tiffany Metti

Manager of Public Affairs
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Kenneth Moore

Manager of Public Affairs
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Patrick Batten

Manager of Public Affairs
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Ryan Purdy

Manager of Public Affairs
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Melanie Woods

Manager of Public Affairs
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Kara Kong

Manager of Public Affairs
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Cynthia Martinez

Manager of Public Affairs
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Natalie Buchbinder

Senior Account Executive
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Matthew Warren

Senior Account Executive
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Natalia Mendez

Senior Account Executive
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Timothy Howland

Senior Account Executive
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Cody Dixon

Senior Account Executive
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Jeff Meyer

Senior Account Executive
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Amanda Von Leer

Senior Account Executive
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Alexis Lopez

Account Executive
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Ashley Brill

Account Executive
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Natalie Kessler

Account Executive
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Courtney Pittam

Account Executive
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Sam Rivera

Manager of Graphic Design
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Francis Dwight

Senior Graphic Designer
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Evyn Brawley

Graphic Designer
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Jessica Linder

Executive Administrator
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Aimee Dillon

Finance Manager
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Mary Carmichael

Office Coordinator
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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Steve Alexander

Strategic Partner
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Linda Sotelo

Strategic Partner
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Tony Young

Strategic Partner
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Dedicated to Strategy

Our expertise, strategic guidance and innovative approach have made Southwest Strategies California’s leading public affairs and public outreach firm. Our clients come to us because we work harder, we produce more – and we get results. We design creative strategies to solve the complex issues that our clients – large and small – face every day. Let us put our knowledge, capabilities and creativity to work for you.

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