Kirra Consulting represents technology, renewable energy, infrastructure,
engineering, aviation, construction, advertising, food service, and venue
management clients in California, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia. Kirra
assists businesses with their interactions with all levels of government. Its
services include government advocacy, business development, crisis
management, media relations, and grassroots coalition building.
Joshua Perttula has over 25 years of government experience at the federal, state, and local level and is
the founding member and principal of Kirra Consulting. He currently represents technology, renewable
energy, infrastructure, engineering, aviation, construction, advertising, food service and venue
management clients in California, Hawaii and the District of Columbia.
Prior to founding Kirra, Josh served as Special Assistant City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles where
he managed and supervised more than 60 attorneys and 40 support staff at the Los Angeles World
Airports, the Port of Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power (the “Proprietary
Departments”). During his tenure with the City, Josh oversaw all aspects of the Proprietary Departments
legal affairs, including municipal governance, contract procurement and litigation.
Josh also has experience working for the federal government and as a corporate transactional attorney,
negotiating and drafting contracts, employment agreements, private placement memoranda, stock
purchase and registration rights agreements.
Josh graduated with a B.A. in both Economics and Political Science from the University of California,
Irvine and holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Josh is a licensed
real estate broker in the State of California and a member of the Board of Trustees of the California
Alec Evans has over 15 years of government and campaign experience at the federal,
state, and local level. He specializes in providing strategic counsel and external and
internal communications advice to private companies and non-profit institutions. His
areas of expertise include technology, infrastructure, transportation and entertainment.
Before coming to California, Alec served as Campaign Manager and Communications
Director for Washington, DC, Mayor Adrian Fenty. In this role he supervised a
communications and policy staff of over 40 employees and developed and executed all
plans for strategic communications and marketing. He also oversaw all media relations
and served as primary liaison to editorial boards, columnists, and business organizations.
Before joining Mayor Fenty, Alec served as Chief of Staff for Washington, DC, City
Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, where he directed all policy initiatives and personnel
decisions and managed inter-Council, Executive Office, and Federal relations. He also
served as the lead staff member for the Committee on the Environment, Public Works
In addition to supporting Kirra’s Los Angeles operations, Alec manages Kirra’s local
practice in Washington, DC, representing clients before the Metropolitan Washington
Airports Authority (MWAA) and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Alec graduated with a B.A. in History from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and is a
current Board Member of L.A. Kitchen.
Anthony Harrison has over 12 years of government and campaign experience at
the federal, state, and local levels. He specializes in providing government and
regulatory affairs strategy and support to private companies, investment firms,
and trade associations. His areas of expertise include renewable energy, clean
transportation, electric utilities, project finance, and sustainable development.
Anthony manages Kirra’s local practice in Northern California, representing
clients before the City of San Francisco, the City of San Jose, the City of Oakland
and many Bay Area local, and regional agencies. Anthony focuses on Kirra’s
Renewable Energy practice, which helps support clients as they engage with
Community Choice Energy providers and municipal utilities across the State of
Prior to joining Kirra, Anthony led local government affairs for Chargepoint, the
world’s largest electric vehicle charging company. There, he oversaw
ChargePoint’s smart city public policy, procurement, and market development
efforts with the top 25 major metro areas in the United States. Prior to this,
Anthony managed government affairs for battery storage startup Stem, where he
led efforts to expand the distributed energy storage market in California, Hawaii,
and Nevada. He has also previously led government affairs for the California
Energy Industry Council, Ecology Action, Renew Financial, and served as a
legislative aide in the California State Assembly.
Anthony graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from San Jose State
University. He is a certified LEED Accredited Professional.
Karina McNamara is an Associate who specializes in providing public affairs, lobbying
and consulting services for local and private companies and non-profit institutions.
Karina developed a strong background in public policy while serving at the United
States Senate, Oakland City Attorney’s Office and Chicago Housing Authority, where
she was responsible for researching and monitoring local, State and Federal policy, and
promoting public policy initiatives. Karina also has extensive experience in political
volunteer and campaign work, which began in 2008 when she volunteered on behalf of
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in Chicago, IL. Before coming to Kirra, Karina
worked for four years as a Civil Litigation Associate in Los Angeles and the Bay Area,
where she handled claims involving general civil litigation on behalf of businesses and
Karina graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago and
received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Karina is a licensed
attorney with the California State Bar and remains active in the Los Angeles Bar
Association and Women’s Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles. She also serves as a
member of the Joint Task Force Committee for the Retention and Promotion of Women