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

Alan Ziegaus

Chairman Emeritus
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A. Christopher Wahl

Chief Executive Officer
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Melissa Cameron

Senior Vice President
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Stephanie Dell

Senior Vice President
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Jessica Luternauer

Senior Vice President
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OUR TEAM

Pedro Anaya Jr.

Senior Director of Binational Affairs and Community Relations
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Hope Reilly

Senior Director of Public Affairs and Chief Social Media Strategist
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Rachel Audino

Director of Public Affairs
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Ashley Johnson

Director of Public Affairs
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Tiffany Metti

Director of Public Affairs
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Nick Stimmel

Director of Public Affairs
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Cynthia Martinez, APR

Senior Manager of Public Affairs
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Matthew Warren

Senior Manager of Public Affairs
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Patrick Batten

Manager of Public Affairs
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Ashley Brill

Manager of Public Affairs
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Rachel Forseth

Manager of Public Affairs
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Timothy Howland

Manager of Public Affairs
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Caitlin Kummeth

Manager of Public Affairs
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Dustin Lawrence

Manager of Public Relations
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Zach MacQuarrie

Manager of Public Affairs
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Jeff Meyer

Manager of Public Affairs
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Shannon Boffa

Senior Account Executive
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Cody Dixon

Senior Account Executive
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Daniela Gorrino

Senior Account Executive
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Melina Meza

Senior Account Executive
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Shannon Delaporta

Account Executive
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Anika Fisch

Account Executive
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Valeria Hernandez

Account Executive
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Romi Pal

Account Executive
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Viviann Benitez

Account Coordinator
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Tavis Cote

Account Coordinator
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Sammy Goldstein

Account Coordinator
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Avery Johnston

Account Coordinator
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Anika Rohlfes

Account Coordinator
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Evyn Brawley

Design Manager
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Sam Rivera

Design Manager
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Aimee Dillon

Senior Finance Manger
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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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