San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center (PIC) Board Member Ben Haddad excels in leadership at all levels of government, having previously served in senior staff capacities in Washington, D.C., Sacramento and San Diego. He also has extensive private and nonprofit sector experience as an executive for a Fortune 500 company and the leader of a major Chamber of Commerce.
Haddad joined California Strategies, a full-service government relations firm, in 2006 as a principal and established the firm’s office in San Diego. Since joining California Strategies, Haddad has worked with clients spanning the economic spectrum, from homeless services providers to major manufacturers, from high technology to sports innovators.
Prior to joining California Strategies, Haddad was senior vice president for communications at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a Fortune 500 company formerly headquartered in La Jolla. His leadership abilities were honed while serving as Chief of Staff to both a congressman and a mayor, and as a senior official in former California Governor Pete Wilson’s Administration.
Haddad earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Southern California.