Natalie Kessler

Senior Account Executive



Natalie Kessler is an Account Executive at Southwest Strategies supporting clients in their work to garner support for projects, ballot initiatives and outreach campaigns across San Diego County. Her experience includes coordinating strategic efforts and communications on behalf of a number of clients to build  lasting relationships with the community, elected officials and the media.

Prior to Southwest Strategies, Kessler was a policy intern at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, while completing her master’s degree in public administration from San Diego State University. She served as an AmeriCorps member at a local affordable housing organization before relocating to Washington D.C. to administer the national NeighborWorks AmeriCorps program. While in D.C., Kessler also supported the Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute coordinating policy research and events on issues pertaining to the American workforce. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in planning, public policy and management from the University of Oregon.


  • Government Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Community Outreach
  • Coalition Building


  • Ballot Measure Campaigns
  • Land Use
  • Water
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Non-profit Development


  • Member of the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of PRSA’s New Professionals Committee
  • Member of the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana Young Leaders Group
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