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, Dyanna leverages her extensive experience in local government to create winning strategies for clients.
Dyanna has a proven track record of developing and implementing winning strategies around public policy and community engagement; building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders; acting as a liaison between local community, company staff, boards of directors, and government officials; working cross-functionally with multiple teams; and establishing benchmarks to assess impact.
Most recently, Dyanna was the Manager of Government Affairs for the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). At SFO, she successfully navigated the local legislative process for a $1.2 billion-dollar operating budget department. Prior to that, she served as a Legislative Aide to San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang, working on issues including budget and finance, housing, women’s rights, public health, and technology and innovation. She also served as a Policy Aide in the Office of San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee.
In public service, Dyanna was recently elected as a Delegate for California Assembly District 17. She also serves as a Deputy Marriage Commissioner and on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee.
Raised in San Francisco to parents who immigrated from the Philippines and a first-generation college student, Dyanna got her start in public policy as a law student intern at the East Bay Community Law Center and the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and as a Judicial Fellow with the California Administrative Office of the Courts. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis in Sociology and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a licensed attorney and moonlights as a certified yoga/pilates instructor and wedding officiant.
Read Dyanna’s hire announcement here.