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Randy Terrell - Director of Public Affairs - randy@passantinoandersen.com

Bio:
Randy Terrell has over 18 years’ experience working in the world of political communications, marketing, and public affairs. His trajectory through political life has been unorthodox, as he is and has been a political direct mail expert, ballroom dance instructor, online marketing specialist, as well as a grassroots organizer extraordinaire. 

He has gained a reputation for working on some come from behind, long-odds successes, always in line with his core values. In 2008, Randy defeated a parcel tax increase measure in the City of Long Beach, CA where he was outspent 100 to 1. In 2011, he managed the day-to-day grassroots and coalition efforts for the “Save Vernon Jobs” campaign, which came from behind to deliver an upset to one of the most powerful men in California, the Speaker of the Assembly.

Joining Passantino Andersen Communications in 2012, Randy has since secured store approvals for Walmart in the cities of Burbank, Victorville, Lancaster, Altadena, La Puente and La Verne. In 2016, his client Hesperia Ventures, LLC secured approval for one of the largest master-planned communities in San Bernardino County's history, with the 16,000-home Tapestry project in Hesperia.

Randy is a graduate of the George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science, and has an MBA in marketing from Loyola Marymount University. 



Scott Alevy - Regional Director - scott@passantinoandersen.com

Bio: 
Scott brings more than two decades of professional success in government relations, public affairs, community relations, broadcast media, business and non-profit management throughout Southern California to the Passantino Andersen Communications team.

Prior to joining Passantino Andersen, Scott managed public policy advocacy and strategic planning for a firm he previously founded, as well as with other regional public affairs firms. Scott’s professional background includes serving as a General Manager of Mercedes Benz USA's car2go car sharing pilot project in Los Angeles, as President and CEO of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Public Policy and Communications at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and a decade as director of the AT&T-SBC External Affairs team.

Scott is a former member of the Chula Vista (CA) City Council who was widely recognized as a community motivator and a strong advocate for business and education. 

Scott’s community relations and marketing counsel has benefited clients that include Sempra Energy, Chevron USA, The San Diego Humane Society and ASPCA, GreenHouse Energy, San Diego Air Commerce Center, Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Pacific Bell, The Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Ayres Land Company, Oliver McMillan Development, and Carlton Oaks Resort. His crisis communications skills are exemplary. They were honed during military service and tested as Assistant Manager of Public Relations for Pacific Southwest Airlines when the airline’s Flight 182 crashed into a San Diego neighborhood in 1978, and including media and community response.


Scott’s background also includes proud military service with the American Forces Radio and Television Network (where he was named Air Force Broadcaster of the Year), as well as many years in commercial broadcasting and journalism. His last assignment was with the Aerospace Audio Visual Service (AAVS) at Norton AFB in San Bernardino.


Pam Clark - General Manager - pam@passantinoandersen.com

Bio:
Pam Clark provides day-to-day leadership and manages a broad range of client services at Passantino Andersen. Some of her specialized areas include events, fundraising, community outreach, creative marketing, branding, social media, and strategic planning. She also finds many opportunities to utilize her skills as a passionate photographer in the content development process.

Prior to working at Passantino Andersen she owned and operated a niche automotive service business for twelve years throughout southern California that she helped build from the ground up. She served as an international sporting event operations and public relations manger for the National Off Road Racing Association and prior to her tenure as an entrepreneur, worked as an advertising account representative and photographer for for Autobuys Magazine and The Recycler Classifieds.

She is trained in conflict resolution and serves as both a mediator and on the Board of Directors for The Center for Alternative Law and Mediation, a community-based non-profit organization.

She resides in Leona Valley, CA where she enjoys her most important job of being a mom to her teenage daughter, spending time on the many scenic running and horse trails, hunting antique treasures that she sells on eBay, attempting to play guitar, cooking, hosting unforgettable barn parties, and capturing moments in time with her camera. 

She holds a California Real Estate Salesperson license and has a Kansas City BBQ Society judge's card!
 

Elvia Valenzuela - Senior Account Executive - elvia@passantinoandersen.com

Bio:
Elvia specializes in a combination of media relations, event management, community outreach, public affairs, and social media. Before joining the Passantino Andersen team, Elvia worked for a leading Sacramento based lobbying and public affairs agency. During her time there, she had the opportunity to work with high profile clients such as The California Endowment where she was part of a statewide campaign mobilization. Additionally, Elvia played a key role in the management of the statewide WE Connect Healthcare and Resources Fair's created by former First Lady Maria Shriver. 

Elvia graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Digital Communications from California State University of Sacramento. Elvia has been an active member for the Public Relations Student Society of America, a volunteer for the National Firefighters Endowment, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Diocese of Sacramento. 

During the weekends you will find Elvia enjoying her time with her loving husband and beautiful daughter. 






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