Intesa further boosts government affairs expertise with addition of Haley Peterson

Intesa Communications Group today welcomed former County of San Diego staffer Haley Peterson to its team, further strengthening its government relations and community affairs bench.

Before joining Intesa as an Account Manager, Haley was a trusted policy advisor to County Supervisor Bill Horn, serving as his Director of Community Affairs for six years. She also served as liaison to the offices of the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk and the Treasurer-Tax Collector. In this role, Haley earned numerous awards and accolades for her excellent work with non-profits, private business, chambers, economic development organizations, and local, state, and federal elected representatives.

At Intesa, Haley will be using her knowledge and relationships to grow and enhance the company’s presence in North County. She will also assist Intesa partner Maddy Kilkenny with existing government and community relations clients throughout the San Diego region.

“We are thrilled to have Haley’s depth and experience in North County on our team,” Kilkenny said. “North County is fundamental to Intesa’s growth strategy, and frankly, there’s a lot of fun and meaningful work going on up there we want to serve and support.”

As it turns out, Haley is not only great at her job and a joy to work with, she’s wicked smart— graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz with honors. She also is a graduate of CSU San Marcos’ Leadership North County program, and is credentialed by the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for excellence in Senior Leadership for County Government. Haley is a member of San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Young Leaders, and recently was recognized as one of Vista’s “40 Under 40 Best and Brightest.” She and her fiancé Trent live in Oceanside with their dog Winston. Her obsession with the dog left us with no choice but to include a mention of him in this press release.

“Intesa has earned a reputation for professionalism, political-savvy, and excellence,” Kilkenny added. “Haley’s work ethic and fresh perspective will undoubtedly enhance our ability to do that great work for clients we believe in.”




Intesa Communications Group is a San Diego-based strategic communications and government relations firm providing strategic counsel to clients nationwide. We help corporations, foundations, and non-profits achieve their strategic goals, while generating the most value for society and the bottom line. More at and on Twitter, @intesacom.

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