Nathan Ballard


The San Francisco Chronicle says that Nathan Ballard is "one of San Francisco's most respected communications strategists." He has been a communications advisor to Fortune 100 companies, the Golden State Warriors, and Super Bowl 50. He was a spokesman for presidential candidates Senator John Kerry and General Wesley Clark. Ballard, an attorney, was a communications director for Mayor Gavin Newsom, the Democratic National Committee, the California Democratic Party, and the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.

Joe Arellano


Joe Arellano is a media relations expert who has served as the vice president of communications for the Bay Area Council, a policy advocacy organization, and as the communications director for Next Generation, a nonprofit founded by Tom Steyer. He also served as a spokesman and advisor in Mayor Gavin Newsom's administration and currently serves as a commissioner for Mayor Ed Lee. He has also worked for U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier and U.S. Senator Mark Udall. He is fluent in Spanish.



Kathryn Glickman


Kathryn Glickman was deputy communications director for Mayor Ed Lee's successful re-election campaign. She led fundraising for political candidates while at the Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation. At Fenton Communications, Glickman executed communications strategy for New York-based start-ups and worked with leading Silicon Valley tech companies to expand their corporate social responsibility programs. At Brown, she was captain of Women's Volleyball and a leader in the Ivy Film Festival.

Seda Ly


Seda Ly specializes in public affairs and research. Ly is a senior associate at The Press Shop, and manages complex onsite operations for one of the agency's Fortune 500 clients. Ly was the finance director for U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney's re-election campaign.