Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications
Alex Burrola brings his extensive experience in public affairs, government relations, and initiative campaigns to Presidio as a Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications. He leads Presidio’s public affairs practice.
Experienced in government affairs, media relations, public outreach, coalition management, message development, and strategic communications, Alex possesses a solid background on issues such as land use and planning, tourism, hospitality, energy, transportation, legislative and regulatory advocacy, health & safety, and political campaigns including ballot measures and independent expenditure campaigns. His past work on such issues includes local, Southern California based efforts as well as statewide and national advocacy and campaign work.
Alex’s past clients include Fortune 500 companies, household name consumer products, national trade associations, hospitality developers, professional sports teams, state-regulated utilities, as well as local small businesses and government entities such as transportation agencies.
Prior to coming to Presidio, Alex was an Associate Vice President at a national public affairs firm, where he led the firm’s Anaheim-based team on several Orange County, statewide, and national projects and campaigns. He played a crucial role as trusted day-to-day client lead, member of several new business development teams, and as a mentor to junior staff and as a senior leader of the firm’s Orange County office. Alex also built important relationships with stakeholders such as the Building Industry Association, Orange County Business Council, Orange County Taxpayers Association, and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council.
Earlier in his career, Alex was a member of the Campaigns & Issues Management practice at Cerrell Associates Inc., one of the region’s leading public relations and political consulting firms. There, Alex’s projects included placing high-profile earned media hits and growing statewide grassroots advocacy and ballot measure coalitions.
Alex is a former member of the Fullerton Transportation Commission and a former board member of the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce. He also served as chairman of NOCC’s political action committee, NOC imPACt. Alex is also a member of the Orange County Public Affairs Association.
- Whittier College | B.A. in History and Political Science
- UC Irvine | Certificate, Public Policy Makers Academy