June 21, 2021 (San Diego) – Intesa Communications Group, a San Diego-based strategic communications and government relations firm, today announced Summer Bales has joined its government relations team as an Account Manager. In this role, Bales provides strategic counsel and lobbying services to organizations in San Diego’s North County region.
Prior to joining Intesa, Bales was a Policy Coordinator at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she worked on veterans and military family policy issues, cannabis policy, and small business issues. In her role at the Chamber, Summer led coalition efforts to support veteran’s retention in California, advocated for the sustainable growth of the local cannabis industry and coordinated educational efforts for small business capital opportunities.
Summer brings an incredible vibrance, intelligence and work ethic to everything she touches,” said Intesa partner Maddy Kilkenny. “She has already hit the ground running with many of the North County businesses we’re so proud to partner with, from universities and land developers, to hoteliers and non-profits.”
Prior to her role at the Chamber, Summer completed her master’s degree in public policy at UC San Diego’s (UCSD) School of Global Policy and Strategy. She is also a Fellow at the San Diego Leadership Alliance, which helps emerging progressive leaders cultivate the skills and relationships they need to make change for the San Diego region.
Summer was born and raised in Southern California and grew up playing soccer. She competed collegiately at UCSD, played semi-pro here in San Diego, and now serves as a coach for the girl’s youth team, La Jolla Impact.
When Summer isn’t working, playing, or coaching soccer, you can catch her at Local Tap House in Oceanside.
About Intesa Communications Group
Founded in 2012 in San Diego, Intesa Communications Group is a San Diego-based communications and government relations firm doing its best work for people and causes it believes in. Its award-winning strategists help organizations communicate with confidence in times opportunity, challenge, transition or crisis. For more information, visit www.intesacom.com.