Valeria Hernandez

Account Executive

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”


Valeria Hernandez is an Account Executive specializing in strategic communications and community outreach for land use, infrastructure, energy and water clients. With an expertise in public relations and marketing, Hernandez effectively communicates with the public, the media and stakeholders to achieve significant results for our clients.

Prior to joining Southwest Strategies, Hernandez worked as an Account Executive at Cook + Schmid where she led social media, media relations and digital marketing campaigns for various public and private sector clients. Hernandez also brings experience from Olive Creative Strategies, where she managed public relations programs for real estate developments, events, community associations and nonprofits. She holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing.


  • Community Outreach
  • Strategic Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Advocacy


  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Land Use
  • Nonprofit


  • MANA de San Diego Member
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