Ms. Hijazi is a San Francisco Business and Community Leader with 20 years of public service, business, and social entrepreneurship experience collaborating with and representing high-level government, business, and diverse constituency stakeholders in highly charged and sensitive environments to address complex public policy issues, deliver economic and political solutions, and advance civil and human rights.
Ms. Hijazi’s proven ability to navigate and resolve complex matters stems from her 16 years of management experience with the City and County of San Francisco (1997-2014), as Special Assistant to former two-term Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., as Deputy Director of Marketing, and as a critical manager of some of the City’s major economic, infrastructure, labor, and community programs, and primary liaison to key business and community stakeholders.
Ms. Hijazi is Founder and CEO of HKH Consulting Inc., a San Francisco-based, woman-owned, Certified Local Business Enterprise, full-service consultancy specializing in business development, strategic planning, government and legislative affairs, public relations, land use, large-scale infrastructure projects, event management for municipalities and corporations, fundraising, and diverse constituency engagement.
A community leader, Ms. Hijazi serves on San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission and the County Transportation Authority’s CAC, Chairs Mayor London Breed’s and the District Attorney George Gascon’s AMEMSA Advisory Groups, serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Interfaith Council, and is a Partner at the Truman National Security Project, working on opportunities for defense, diplomacy, development, and democracy.
In 2002, to address the lack of civic and voter participation amongst (ages 28-45), Hala created and continues to manage the Professionals VIP Network. San Francisco’s first political and business networking organization which now has grown to 5000+, provides sponsored educational forums to engage diverse business professionals and public leaders in civic dialogue and to spring into action on key political, legislative, business and philanthropic initiatives.
From 2009-2016, Hala was honored to serve on President Obama’s National Finance Committee. She has assisted with fundraising efforts and organized receptions for President Obama and provided the White House and the Northern California Region with strategy, outreach (to Muslim & Arab Communities), and with securing of venues and surrogates.
From 2004-2016, she served on the Board of Directors of Emerge America and Emerge California, which recruits, trains, and creates a pipeline for democratic women to run for and to win appointed and elected offices.
A trusted and an effective philanthropic and political engager, Hala has raised over $1,500,000. For her work, she received League of Women Voters “Rising Star” Honors, KTVU Channel 2 Coverage, and recently was Interviewed by the NY Times.