The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to welcome Javier Mendoza to its Advisory Board!
“I can bring energy, creativity and business contacts that can help the Press Club build on its successful events and opportunities,” Mendoza said.
His experience as an LA Press Club member dates back to his years at the Herald Examiner and Los Angeles Times. He is a recipient of several Press Club awards.
Mendoza is a strategic communication and community affairs leader with more than 20 years Fortune 500 leadership experience in roles at Hotwire Communications, Frontier Communications, SoCalGas (Sempra Energy), Molina Healthcare, Boeing and Universal Studios. He began his career in journalism working for leading Los Angeles daily newspapers and his PR career with Universal Studios.
With an ability to develop creative solutions, build consensus, and lead teams in high-stakes situations, Javier works well across all organizational levels from executive leaders, to peers, to external groups, and key stakeholders. Javier has developed and executed national communication, marketing, and digital plans; led successful community engagement, change management campaigns and crisis communication efforts; and secured media coverage in national outlets.
Javier is currently director of marketing and community affairs for Hotwire Communications western region (AZ, CA, NV). Prior to joining Hotwire, Javier headed public relations for Frontier Communications where he led communications strategy for the national telecommunications company’s $10B Chapter 11 restructuring, its $1.2B divestiture of business units serving 600,000 customers, and multiple labor negotiations affecting 10,000+ union-represented employees.