Carlos Penilla, formerly a Senior Project Director at LEG, brings three decades of experience in public policy, issue advocacy, and all facets of political campaigning to selected clients.
Penilla has served in roles such as Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Field Representative to several state and local elected officials. As a senior legislative staff member, his responsibilities included managing the officials' Capitol and field offices, their legislative and political agendas, as well as all incoming and outgoing communications.
While serving in campaign management positions for more than 20 years, Penilla has overseen all field operations, including media relations, coordination of volunteers, phone bank operations, and development of targeted mailing campaigns, as well as fundraising, social media, commercials, and press releases. LEG clients Penilla has partnered with as a political tactician include Southern California K-14 districts raising millions in education bonds to improve classrooms, and local elected officials.
A long-time resident of the Los Angeles area, Penilla received his Associates in Arts from Cerritos College, his Bachelors of Science in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and possesses a Certificate in Campaign and Political Management from the University of California at Davis.