Anthony leads communications and marketing at LACI working with our startups and partners on media and public outreach. He was previously a Senior Vice President at Mercury based in Los Angeles where he led public affairs as well as communications and political strategy for public and private sector clients nationwide, working in a similar role at Edelman before that. Anthony served as communications director and a top advisor to Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de Leon during his leadership of the California State Senate in Sacramento, helping pass landmark clean energy and climate laws and historic investments in the state’s infrastructure. Before working in the California Senate, Anthony was a President Obama appointee in the U.S. Treasury Department’s office of public affairs in Washington, DC, responsible for their digital strategy and online press engagement in close coordination with the Obama White House. Anthony started his career as a television news producer at MSNBC and NBC News in New York where he is originally from. He is a graduate of the George Washington University and resides in Venice where he works on music, video, and dance projects in his spare time.