Alan Ziegaus

Chairman Emeritus


Alan Ziegaus is one of the nation’s leading public relations and public affairs practitioners. An award-winning former journalist, he has been recognized by the industry and his peers as a cutting-edge counselor in the fields of strategic planning, crisis communications, media training, message development and public and community relations.

Ziegaus’ 30 years of experience in the field includes counseling and consulting work for a wide range of small and large companies seeking to understand California markets and governmental agencies. Among the companies he has served are Tri Pointe Homes (FKA Pardee Homes), San Diego Gas & Electric, JMI Realty, Scripps Health, Wal-Mart, Qualcomm, County of San Diego and General Motors. He has also closely consulted with attorneys, investment bankers and others in a broad range of crises.

Ziegaus has gained wide recognition for his work on effective strategies for working with the media. He was selected by Inside PR magazine as a national recipient of the prestigious Public Affairs Professional of the Year Award for his public affairs and political campaign work in California.

His political work includes consulting on more than 150 candidate races and ballot measures throughout the state. He has notched a winning percentage in excess of 95 percent in those political efforts.

Ziegaus has maintained a strong record of involvement in the public sector. He served for nine years on the San Diego County Planning Commission, five years on the City of San Diego’s Civil Service Commission and four years on the Centre City San Diego Planning Committee. He currently serves on the Board of Library Commissioners for the City of San Diego. He is a guest lecturer on public affairs at industry and professional seminars.

A graduate of San Diego State University, Ziegaus holds numerous journalism awards from his years as a staff writer at The San Diego Tribune.

Ziegaus enjoys spending his free time with his wife, grandchildren and friends, and devoting time to his hobbies of Apple technology, photography and becoming “one with the road” on his Harley.

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