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

A. Christopher Wahl

Chief Executive Officer
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Ben Boyce, APR

Senior Vice President
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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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Hope Reilly

Vice President
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OUR TEAM

Pedro Anaya Jr.

Senior Director of Binational Affairs and Community Relations
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Rachel Audino

Senior Director of Public Affairs
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Nick Stimmel

Senior Director of Public Affairs
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Ashley Johnson

Director of Public Affairs
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Cynthia Martinez, APR

Director of Public Affairs
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Tiffany Metti

Director of Public Affairs
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Patrick Batten

Senior Manager of Public Affairs
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Ashley Brill

Senior Manager of Public Affairs
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Timothy Howland

Senior Manager of Public Affairs and Principal Digital Strategist
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Oswaldo Meneses, AICP

Senior Manager of Public Relations
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Matthew Warren

Senior Manager of Public Affairs
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Harry Bubbins

Manager of Public Affairs
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Jeff Meyer

Manager of Public Affairs
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Daniela Gorrino

Manager of Public Affairs
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Cody Dixon

Manager of Public Affairs
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Shannon Boffa

Manager of Public Affairs
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Jessica Ceja

Senior Account Executive
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Kasey Cross

Senior Account Executive
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Shannon Delaporta

Senior Account Executive
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Anika Fisch

Senior Account Executive
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Viviann Benitez

Account Executive
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Tavis Cote

Account Executive
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Sammy Goldstein

Account Executive
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Romi Pal

Account Executive
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Anika Rohlfes

Account Executive
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Avery Johnston

Account Coordinator
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Janeen Streetman

Account Coordinator
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Paulina Sierra

Account Coordinator
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Evyn Brawley

Senior Design Manager
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Sam Rivera

Design Manager
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Aimee Dillon

Senior Finance Manager
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Nicole Mugford

Senior Manager of Executive Administration and Finance
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Mary Carmichael

Senior Manager of Administration
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Breanna Nelson

Office Coordinator
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STRATEGIC ADVISORS

Alan Ziegaus

Chairman Emeritus
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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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