San Francisco

Team
Darius Anderson

Widely recognized as one of California’s most effective political strategists with a track record of advising high-ranking political and business leaders, Darius Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Platinum Advisors. Darius has a widely diverse background in business development, government affairs, community relations, charitable activities, and more; plus, he has been the Founder of multiple businesses, including Kenwood Investments and Sonoma Media Investments.

Martha Miller

With over a decade of experience lobbying, Martha excels in her role as both a strategist and lobbying advocate for everything from Fortune 500 companies to clients at the local, state, and federal level. With an extensive background in the corporate retail world, her experience covers health care, tax, labor, product safety, privacy, supply chain, transportation, and government affairs. Her ability to adapt and learn quickly, educate, influence, and develop partnerships across a broad spectrum of external stakeholders is second to none.

Marisol Lopez

With an incredibly diverse background that includes politics, Marisol is highly versed in strategic planning and consulting for businesses in both the public and private sector, as well as lobbying for local government policies. Her work spans a wide range: business development for international companies, grassroots coalitions, community organization, all the way down to foundational measures like project management and company staffing.

Nick Garcia

Nick Garcia has executed multi-faceted government relations and communications strategies for elected officials and Fortune 50 corporations. His experience navigating tough, technical issues and repackaging them into easy-to-understand strategies has equaled success for his clients. He previously served as managing director of Miller Public Affairs Group and as regional director of government affairs and business development for lottery giant GTECH Corporation. Nick helped navigate former-Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado’s drawn-out confirmation process through the California Legislature, and served as his legislative director and chief of staff. He directed corporate communications for Blue Cross of California and WellPoint. During the Schwarzenegger Administration, Nick traveled to dozens of states as well as Austria, Hong Kong and China leading event planning and coordination for the Governor.

Jay Wallace

Jay has been involved with Platinum Advisors since its founding nearly 20 years ago. Jay primarily represents Bay Area small, medium, and large businesses, real estate developers, general and subcontracting firms, engineering firms, and entrepreneurs throughout the Bay Area on a variety of matters involving local government relations, procurement, and legislative matters. During his tenure with Platinum, Jay has successfully created and implemented strategies for passing ordinances and legislation at all levels of government, raising client awareness among political and community leaders, and expanding business opportunities for his clients.

Steven Wallauch

As a registered lobbyist for more than 20 years, Steven is a leading specialist in transportation policy and public transit issues. Other areas of legislative expertise include municipal planning, local economic development, water district policy, public works policy and public funding for infrastructure and housing. He is also exceptionally active with local county transportation agencies, as well as the California Transportation Commission, Caltrans and the California Air Resources Board.