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Kirra At A Glance


With offices in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, Kirra Consulting is a full-service public affairs and government relations firm specializing in advising businesses in their interactions 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’s Renewable Energy practice assists companies engaged with Community Choice Energy providers and municipal utilities. It supports leading independent energy providers and other companies that work with local agencies to implement sustainable projects and infrastructure. From utility-scale projects to in-basin solar, Kirra’s knowledge of renewables and their local government relationships have helped clients collaborate with municipal utilities to fulfill a commitment to renewable energy.

About Us



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


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 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.

Karina McNamara


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 insurance companies.  

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 Lawyers.

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.

Uber

an American multinational ride-hailing company offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery (Uber Eats), and a micromobility system with electric bikes and scooters.

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.

Jacobs

The world’s premier design, engineering, construction and technical services firm delivering end-to-end innovative solutions that provide superior value to their clients.

ChargePoint

ChargePoint is the world’s largest network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the US, Europe and Australia.

Expedia

Expedia Group is a travel technology company. Expedia’s HomeAway is a vacation marketplace with more than 1,000,000 vacation rental listing 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.

Verizon

Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, is an American telecommunications company which offers wireless products and services. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications. Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the United States.

Apple

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.



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ARMAND HAMMER FOUNDATION

ARTS DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT

BALFOUR BEATTY

CarrerArc Group

CGI

CHERYONG ELECTRIC CO.

CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR

CLOUGH HARBOUR & ASSOCIATES

COLLEGE TRACK

DTE

F.H. PASCHEN

FACTORYMADE VENTURES

FAITHFUL+GOULD

FLATIRON

GET CHARGED, INC.

GOOGLE

HAWAII GAS COMPANY

HERTZ

HOCHTIEF

HONEYWELL

HONOLULU COFFEE

IPR PIPING

LIMEBIKE

LUXE VALET, INC.

Lyft

New Flyer

OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P.

PARKEON

PARKEON

PEPSICO

PHILLIPS

PORT’S O’CALL RESTAURANT

QUALLION

SCATEC SOLAR

SDI Presence

SKYRYSE

THE MERUELO GROUP

UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT


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