Helping clients bridge the
gap between business, government, politics, and the media| Meaningful strategies for national and international companies in a range of industries| A tailored strategy to accomplish your short and long-term goals

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Kirra At A Glance


Kirra Consulting is a full service public affairs and government relations firm specializing in advising businesses in their dealings with all levels of government. We know the business of governing and represent clients in a wide array of industries – from technology and transportation to entertainment and infrastructure.

Our Approach

We recognize that governments are not always easy to work with. Our job is to bridge the divide between business, government, politics and the media. We do this by creating an environment where clients can establish partnerships with governments that maximize opportunity and limit red-tape.

Kirra’s approach begins by understanding our clients’ business objectives. We then work hand in hand with our clients to develop specifically tailored strategies designed to empower clients and accomplish both their short and long-term goals.

Services


Business Development
Our relationships allow us to identify the right opportunities for our clients. Our knowledge of government processes and procurement allow our clients to make the most of these opportunities.
Crisis Management & Media Relations
Kirra provides strategic counsel, external and internal communications expertise, and media training to respond rapidly to unplanned or unforeseen events.
Government Advocacy
Our knowledge of local government and access to key decision makers and staff is one of the primary reasons our clients see the results they desire.
Grassroots/Coalition Building
Kirra has a long history of developing and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders – including consumers, vendors, trade associations, community leaders and community advocates – in order to affect change and influence government decision making.


Our Industry Focus

technology

Kirra represents a number of companies that offer cutting edge technology solutions to municipalities. From process controls to social media to the sharing economy, we specialize in matching our client’s solutions with the ever-changing needs of municipalities.

Infrastructure

Transportation and water infrastructure projects are a core focus at Kirra. Our clients provide program management, construction management, technological solutions and many other services to public and public/private agencies. We help assist them with strategy and have helped them earn and keep staff recommendations.

Transportation

Kirra has assisted a number of transportation clients in both the City of Los Angeles and the City of Washington, DC. In addition to work at LA Metro and LAX, our clients have successfully assisted cities with traffic flow and mitigation, alternative methods of transportation, and large infrastructure projects.

Real Estate

Kirra assists companies and individuals with land use, property acquisition, entitlements, zoning and other real estate matters. Our team has a deep understanding of the business, government and market-related forces that impact real estate holdings.

Entertainment

Kirra has represented a number of companies within the entertainment industry. We provide strategic advice regarding large and small venue management and acquisition and help guide our clients through the local regulatory process.

Non-Profit/Philanthropy

Kirra works extensively with non-profit organizations to assist them in all facets of their interactions with government. Our experience includes non-profits in the education, community development, culinary, and philanthropic arenas

Renewables

Kirra has assisted a number of leading independent energy providers in their dealings with the Department of Water and Power and the City of Los Angeles. From utility scale projects to in-basin solar, Kirra’s expertise and knowledge in the field has helped these companies navigate the Southern California region’s commitment to renewables

About Us



JOSHUA PERTTULA


Joshua Perttula has over 20 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 an active member of the California State Bar.

ALEC EVANS


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 and Transportation.

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 (WMATA).

Alec graduated with a B.A. in History from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and is a current Board Member of L.A. Kitchen.

Gina Gribow


Gina Gribow has extensive government experience at the federal and local level. She has wide-ranging experience working on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, having served as a Page for the U.S. House of Representatives, an intern for Senator Dianne Feinstein and a Legislative Correspondent for Congresswoman Jackie Speier. Prior to joining Kirra, Gina worked as a Land Use/Government Attorney at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. In this role, she focused on the representation of developers, institutions, individuals, and for-profit and nonprofit corporations with land use entitlements, government approvals and public contracts, primarily within the City of Los Angeles. Before joining Manatt, Gina served as the acquisition and entitlement manager at SunCal, one of the largest real estate development companies in the United States, where she managed the creation of the development proposal for the Concord Naval Weapons Station. She gained extensive experience researching legal issues on CEQA, conducting market research and analysis for land acquisitions, and assisting in the entitlement and due diligence process of large mixed-use developments. Gina’s strong foundation in real estate compliance stems from her work conducting legal research and investigations related to real estate fraud for the Real Estate Fraud Division of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Gina graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Gina is an active member of the California State Bar.

Clients

Kirra’s client portfolio includes national and international companies in a range of industries – from construction and infrastructure to real estate and entertainment. We represent public companies, private firms and non-profit organizations. Current and past clients include:

American Airlines

American Airlines is one of the world’s largest airlines, offering an average of nearly 6,700 flights daily to 350 destinations in 50 countries.

Lyft

Lyft is an American transportation network company. The company's mobile-phone application facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing by connecting passengers who need a ride to drivers who have a car.

Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management.

CH2M

As a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management, CH2M has the human and technical resources, the international footprint, and the depth of know-how and experience to help clients achieve success in any corner of the world.

Philips

Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting.

HomeAway

HomeAway is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 1,000,000 vacation rental listings in over 190 countries.

CGI Technologies and Solutions

CGI Technologies and Solutions is one of the largest IT and business process services providers in the world. CGI has hundreds of locations worldwide and has over 68,000 employees.

OTG Management

OTG Management is an award-winning airport hospitality group with more than 250 restaurants and retail spaces in 11 airports across North America, including Newark Liberty, Houston Intercontinental, Washington National, Minneapolis-St. Paul International, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Toronto Pearson, Tucson, Orlando, Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia.

Velocity Vehicle Group

Velocity Vehicle Group operates commercial vehicle dealerships across California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. VVG provides new & used commercial vehicle sales, including the full range from pickup trucks to delivery vans to 18-wheelers and school busses, aftermarket parts and service support, along with a multitude of other vehicle-related services.



AAAE

Arts District Development

Armand Hammer Foundation

Balfour Beatty

CarrerArc Group

Cheryong Electric Co.

Clough Harbour & Associates

College Track

DTE

FactoryMade Ventures

F.H. Paschen

Faithful+Gould

Google

Hawaii Gas Company

Honeywell

Honolulu Coffee

Hertz

IPR Piping

LimeBike

Luxe Valet, Inc.

New Flyer

Parkeon

PepsiCo

Port’s O’Call Restaurant

Quallion

Scatec Solar

SDI Presence

The Meruelo Group

Universal Waste Management


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