Senior Director


Named a rising star in public relations by Business Insider in 2023, Kevin Liao has led successful communications initiatives at the national, state and local levels for numerous high-profile public officials and causes. In 2021, Kevin helped coordinate the media rollout of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, managing an unprecedented international media consortium. In 2022, he shepherded communications efforts on two of the most prominent bills passed by the California legislature: a first-in-the-nation law to reduce plastics pollution and legislation implementing landmark online safety regulations for children. Kevin develops crisp, compelling messaging, builds trust with reporters across a wide range of sectors, and elevates the voices of diverse coalitions. Previously, Kevin served as press secretary to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, where his media strategy advanced Biden administration climate initiatives. His political experience includes Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential primary campaign in Iowa and California and President Biden’s 2020 general election campaign in Nevada, where Kevin built a multilingual media and community engagement strategy that contributed to record turnout among Asian and Latino voters. Kevin started his career in California politics, including serving as press secretary for Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. 

Kevin resides in Los Angeles and enjoys spending his spare time practicing hot yoga, rooting for Bay Area sports teams, and watching golf videos on YouTube.