Executive VP Communications
West Coast Regional Lead
Alex Comisar is a media relations, strategic communication and crisis management expert who can deliver meaningful results for clients when they need them most.
During his six-year stint with the L.A. Mayor’s Office, Alex led large-scale communications responses to some of the most difficult public health and safety challenges the city has ever faced, including COVID-19. His work was instrumental to the roll-out of the unprecedented business closures and stay-at-home orders that defined the early stage of the pandemic, and he played a critical role in the success of the city’s nation-leading free testing and mass vaccination programs. He also helped Mayor Garcetti lead L.A. through the painful aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in 2020.
In addition, Alex led communications and media relations around a range of critical policy issues, including transportation and infrastructure; land use and development; housing and homelessness; sports and entertainment; cannabis legalization and regulation; the local effort to meet ambitious local climate goals; and L.A.’s successful bid to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Prior to joining Mayor Garcetti in 2015, Alex spent five years working in public affairs, where he developed and executed a variety of media, community outreach, strategic communications and local lobbying campaigns for local and national government, nonprofit and corporate clients, including in the fields of land use, financial services, resource management, education and health care.
Alex has a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.