David BeltranManaging Director
A seasoned communications specialist, David Beltran has over a decade of experience developing and executing communications strategies for local, state, and federal elected officials, as well as a presidential campaign, ballot measures, and advocacy initiatives.
Most recently, David served as Communications Director for then-Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. In this role, David acted as Chief Spokesperson and communications advisor to the Attorney General and senior staff. He led the Department's communications strategy, and worked across its legal sections, policy team, and office of legislative affairs to manage media rollouts of the office's major announcements and initiatives, including landmark case rulings, major settlements, and an Attorneys General delegation trip to Mexico.
Previously, David served as a Press Secretary for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in Nevada, where he helped to secure a win in the swing state through localized messaging and community outreach.
David also spent time on Capitol Hill, where he led communications efforts for Congressman Sam Farr and worked to increase visibility of the congressman's leadership in advancing California's agriculture industry.
Prior to that, David served as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Press Secretary. In this role, he worked to devise and implement communications strategies that advanced several of the Mayor's key initiatives, including increasing the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department, rolling out a new office to tackle gang suppression and promote prevention, and leading rapid response to a myriad of daily emergencies and issues.
David also served as a communications coordinator for Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy, supporting the international announcement of the signing of David Beckham. He is fluent in Spanish and earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2015