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Dyanna Volek

Dyanna Volek brings over a decade of public policy and government relations experience to her role as S360’s Vice President for the Bay Area. She leads government relations, legislative advocacy, public policy, and community engagement in the innovative Bay Area region. With a focus on community and deep dedication to her hometown of San Francisco, … Continued

Michael Menjivar

Michael Menjivar is the Vice President of Government Relations for Southern California. He brings over a decade of experience in campaigns, fundraising, and advocacy at both local and statewide levels. With a focus on education, housing, and labor issues, Michael has developed a strong reputation for building relationships across interests – aligning people and causes. … Continued

Debbie Daly

With over 30 years of experience in California local and state government, Debbie joins Strategies 360 as Senior Vice President of the Orange County office. Debbie is responsible for serving clients in Orange County and supporting the S360 Sacramento office with statewide advocacy. Known as a prominent and successful local lobbyist in Orange County, Debbie … Continued

Tom Daly

Before joining the S360 team as Senior Vice President of the Orange County practice, Tom Daly served for ten years in the California Assembly, representing California’s 69th District, which included the cities of Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Orange. A graduate of Harvard University as a scholarship student, Daly was born and raised in … Continued

Coletrane Klein

Coletrane Klein is the Legislative Director in Strategies 360’s Sacramento office, where he brings his public policy experience to serve clients across California. To aid strategy for client’s policy priorities, Cole delivers clear and timely tracking of legislative actions, informative statewide reports, and detailed policy. Cole also monitors hearings and provides various supportive tasks for … Continued

Jennifer Escobar

Jennifer is a Senior Associate in the Strategies 360 Sacramento office. With expertise in data collection and analysis, writing and editing, and education, Jennifer supports the Sacramento office in a variety of areas. In her role, she organizes meetings with legislative offices, attends hearings and provides summaries for distribution to lobbyists and clients, and compiles … Continued

Gina Plate

With unapparelled experience working in all manner of education in the state, Gina  Plate brings an understanding and familiarity to a complex sector. In her role as Senior Vice President of Education Services, she advises clients in the education sector on policy and strategy, as well as advocates for their needs at local and state … Continued

Rashad Johnson

Bridging the gap between equality and equity has been at the heart of Rashad Johnson’s professional and personal work for his entire life. Originally from Sacramento, for nearly a decade Johnson has worked in local and state politics and government to help level the playing field for Black and Brown communities. As Vice President for … Continued

Theo Ellington

Theo is a third generation San Franciscan, with over a decade of experience using community engagement to drive public policy and address complex issues in urban spaces. In his role as the Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations, Theo combines his passion for organizing with experience in public, private, and non-profit organizations to work on … Continued

Raegan Gall

As Senior Vice President of Communications for California, Raegan utilizes her diverse and extensive background to drive communications strategies and grow the impact and outreach for S360 clients in California and across the firm. Raegan brings more than two decades of corporate communications, public relations, journalism, crisis management, non-profit and startup experience to support her … Continued

Maria Bojórquez-Gómez

As Account Manager in the Strategies 360 San Diego office, Maria is responsible for working with the San Diego team to develop and implement communications and public affairs strategies on behalf of clients. She specializes in community engagement, government affairs, and international relations, and can offer clients impactful insights to support their outreach needs. Maria … Continued

Jeremy Oberstein

Jeremy Oberstein leads S360’s Los Angeles office. He is responsible for ensuring the success of client’s in the LA region by guiding a smart, dedicated team of government affairs, communications, policy and political specialists. With expertise in strategic communications, team building, management and leadership, Jeremy blends his skills to provide solutions-oriented problem solving for client’s … Continued

Tish Rylander

Leticia “Tish” Rylander brings over 20 years of experience in California state politics as Vice President in S360’s Sacramento practice. An accomplished legislative and political strategist, Tish has worked on major landmark legislation including helping to pass policies that address a range of issues from international war crimes to wildfire prevention and mitigation, small business … Continued

Katherine Field

Katherine Field brings over 15 years’ worth of public policy, government relations, communications, and nonprofit experience to Strategies 360. As Vice President in the San Diego office, Katherine works with public and private sector clients to advance their strategic goals and drive impactful change. Before working with Strategies 360, Katherine served as Senior Director of … Continued

Danielle Sires

As the Chief of Staff for the Strategies 360 California offices, Danielle collaborates with executive team members to determine and prioritize strategies for clients. She manages executive team schedules and maintains cohesive teams for clients to ensure timely deliverables and communications with the California Legislature. In her work with the California Legislature over the years, … Continued

Ryan Karlsgodt

As Senior Associate, Ryan is responsible for managing day to day aspects of client needs. Clients benefit from Ryan’s range of experiences in political and corporate research, communications, public-private partnerships, climate policy, international development and community organizing. Most recently, Ryan was a research analyst for UNITE HERE! Local 30, San Diego’s hotel and hospitality workers … Continued

Charles Wright

A veteran of California legislative policy and politics for over three decades, Charles offers his clients unparalleled insights into the inner workings of the California State Capitol. As Vice President in the Sacramento office, Charles brings thoughtful government affairs strategies to each project he undertakes. He approaches his work through strong relationship building and the foresight to anticipate and mitigate challenges before they arise.  Charles was a senior legislative strategist and political advisor … Continued

Sid Voorakkara

Strategies’ first new office of 2020 was opened under the leadership of Senior Vice President, Sid Voorakkara. With expertise in communications and messaging, business development, government affairs and advocacy strategy, Sid serves non-profits and private businesses looking for creative collaboration to address their unique challenges. This includes creating a resource website for California’s small-medium businesses looking … Continued

Timothy Burr Jr.

Timothy Burr Jr. leads S360’s office in Northern California. Based in San Francisco, he is a seasoned advocacy veteran with deep roots throughout the Bay Area. Since joining S360 in 2019, he has built a practice helping clients navigate the intersection of emerging technology, law and public policy. He’s successfully helped clients engage on local … Continued

Kayla Cannon

Kayla joined the S360 team in 2018 with a background in communications and project management. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Kayla is responsible for the direct scheduling and assistance to the President of California. In addition, she tracks legislation, drafts bill position letters, executes client lobby days, and ensures seamless operations in the S360 Sacramento … Continued