Cody Dixon

Manager of Public Affairs

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Cody Dixon is a Manager of Public Affairs at Southwest Strategies and provides project support out of our Fresno office. He has more than 10 years of experience in public relations, stakeholder communications, public affairs and community outreach in governmental, private, consumer and nonprofit work environments. Dixon utilizes this experience to help clients within the energy, housing and air quality industries to develop and implement strategic outreach plans.

Before returning to Southwest Strategies, Dixon served as the public information officer for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Earlier in his career, Dixon worked as a public affairs advisor for a diverse client base, including a utility-scale solar developer, Pacific Valley, LLC; Wal-Mart and the City of Cambria Tourism Board. His work included providing insight on a range of land use and public affairs issues, methods and approaches, as well as overseeing the delivery of communications programs, including media relations, event organization, policy initiatives, crisis communication, stakeholder relations and developing strategic partnerships with key community stakeholders and elected officials.

Dixon obtained his Bachelor of Science in recreation administration from California State University, Fresno. Before becoming a Bulldog, Dixon was an international delegate for the American Field Service and lived in Belgium, where he became fluent in French. He is a graduate of Leadership Fresno, as well as Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals Downtown Academy. In 2014 was recognized as one of Fresno’s outstanding business professionals who have yet to reach the age of 40.


  • Community Outreach
  • Government Relations
  • Grassroots Outreach
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Marketing
  • Creative Conceptualizing
  • Event Planning


  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Land Use
  • Tourism
  • Nonprofit
  • Higher Education


  • Board Member, Public Relations Society of America-Central California Chapter
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