Dariel Walker

Senior Account Executive


Dariel Walker is a public relations professional with experience in government communications, strategic community outreach and marketing.

Prior to joining Southwest Strategies as an Account Executive, Walker worked for San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), where she coordinated a diverse range of communications for a variety of regional highway, transit and bike projects. Her work also included managing a marketing promotion for a regional bus service, conducting extensive research for San Diego’s regional transportation plan and responding to media and public inquiries in the Public Information Office. Prior to her work with SANDAG, Walker interned at i.d.e.a., an integrated marketing agency, where she supported the team with media relations and event coordination for the firm’s clients, with extensive work on the annual Seaport Village Busker Festival.

Walker graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. While attending SDSU, she was an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Media Honor Society, and volunteered with the Journalism Education Association to plan the 2014 National High School Journalism Convention.

A San Diego native, Walker is an outdoor enthusiast and spends her free time hiking and camping throughout Southern California.

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