Samantha L. Marquez

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications

Samantha is a communications specialist with a decade of experience in communications strategy, crisis management, and public policy on the local and state level.

She has provided counsel to national and statewide associations, major statewide and regional nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and multinational firms in the tech and pharmaceutical spaces. In addition, she has led public agencies’ public outreach efforts as their public information officer and steered organizations’ communications efforts in crisis environments.

Before coming to Presidio, Samantha served as the District Director to the Majority Leader of the California State Assembly, where she acted as a liaison between local public agencies and the state government. In the Assembly, Samantha was the Majority Leader’s principal aide for K-12 education, local government, and transportation.


  • UC Riverside | B.A. in Political Science