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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Hijazi, a Strategic Advisor (non-lobbying), is a Bay Area Business and Community Leader with 20 years of public service, business development, and political experience representing and collaborating with high-level government, business, and diverse constituency stakeholders in highly charged and sensitive environments to address complex public policy issues, deliver economic and political solutions, and advance civil and human rights. Ms. Hijazi specializes in economic development, strategic planning, government and legislative affairs, public-private partnerships, public relations, land use, large-scale infrastructure programs, event management, and fundraising.
Ms. Hijazi serves on San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission, Chairs Mayor Breed’s and the District Attorney Gascon’s AMEMSA Advisory Groups, serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Interfaith Council, and is a Partner with DC’s Truman National Security Project.
Papia Gambelin is recognized throughout California as a leader in government and public affairs. For more than 15 years she has worked with emerging and well-established companies in a variety of industries including energy, transportation, development and the environment. Her specialties include crisis management, communications, and political strategy.
Papia uses strategic thinking, strong technical knowledge, and hands-on experience to assist companies develop and implement sound and effective public affairs strategies. She also maintains positive working relationships with a cross-section of community leaders and elected officials in California.
She continues to be an active civic leader in San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area and supports numerous nonprofits by providing board and leadership development.
Samantha Delucchi is an account manager for Platinum Advisors’ San Francisco. Prior to joining the Platinum team, Samantha worked at a political consulting and strategy firm in San Francisco where she worked for an array of clients and campaigns on issues like public transportation expansion and affordable housing. At Platinum, Samantha specializes in client management and oversees our local legislative unit. Samantha graduated from the University of Portland, Oregon with degrees in Political Science and Spanish and an emphasis on Environmental Policy.