Robert Iezza

Senior Manager of Public Affairs


Robert Iezza is a seasoned public relations and strategic communications professional with extensive experience in marketing communications, public outreach, coalition building and campaign management. As a Senior Manager of Public Affairs at Southwest Strategies, he uses his expertise in managing high-profile proactive and reactive campaigns and developing targeted communication strategies.

Before joining Southwest Strategies, Iezza worked as an Associate at Englander Knabe & Allen, a Los Angeles County strategic communications firm specializing in lobbying, public affairs and crisis communications. During his tenure at the firm, Iezza successfully managed and executed multiple high-profile communications campaigns, reaching nearly 200,000 Los Angeles County residents. His efforts helped secure a number of victories, as well as several influential earned media appearances on behalf of his clients. Iezza worked on a variety of issues while at the firm, including representing clients in the hospitality, transportation, energy and gas, and petroleum industries. He also served as the firm’s lead legislative analyst and business development strategist, developing protocols that effectively and efficiently kept abreast the firm’s clients on influential federal, state and municipal policy.

Prior to his tenure in public affairs, Iezza worked in legal affairs for Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He prepared and drafted the company’s Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements and Master Transfer Agreements.

Iezza holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and minor studies in Economics and History from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

A native of Ventura County, Iezza loves nothing more than relaxing and running along San Diego’s beautiful beaches. He can be found on the weekends exploring the City’s unique restaurants and sights.

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