Para Los Ni?os
, a highly respected nonprofit organization serving some of Southern California?s most impoverished children, has announced the hiring of Elena Stern
, a twenty-year veteran of California political campaigns, media relations and the public policy arena.Stern will fill the newly created position of Vice President of Government and Media Relations, in which she will work to complement the efforts of the current senior team to further elevate the reach, presence and profile of Para Los Ni?os throughout the region.?I am ecstatic that we were able to bring Elena into our organization,? said Miki Jordan, President and CEO of Para Los Ni?os. ?She has for many years provided the organization with strategic counsel and media relations expertise on a pro-bono basis.
...In her capacity as Vice President of Government and Media Relations, Stern will be responsible for developing and enhancing relationships for the organization with government and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels, and promoting the important work of the agency through targeted media outreach. Stern most recently served as a Director in the Public Affairs Practice in the Los Angeles office of Burson-Marsteller, a global communications company.
tenure there, she managed projects for both national and local clients.She was also the chair of B-M?s West Coast Hispanic Practice.
notable projects for B-M was her
work on the successful campaign in 2003 to defeat Proposition 54, an initiative sponsored by former UC Regent Ward Connerly to ban the gathering and analyzing of racial data.Stern oversaw the statewide earned media effort and collaborated on coalition building and ally development.
The campaign was honored with several prestigious national public relations awards.Prior to her work with Burson-Marsteller, Stern worked at various levels of California government and politics, including the administrations of Mayor Tom Bradley, the first and current elected Insurance Commissioner, John Garamendi, and former Assembly Speaker and current Los Angeles City Councilmember Antonio Villaraigosa.
*** Effective April 1, 2005, Elena
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . The main number at Para Los Ni?os
is (213) 250-4800.