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Lunch with a Leader: Brissa Sotelo-Vargas, Tesoro Refining & Marketing

March 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with Brissa Sotelo-Vargas on the fine balance of community relations and its role in the governance of Tesoro Refinery’s operations.

Brissa Sotelo-Vargas, Manager, Public Affairs & Government Affairs at Tesoro Refining & Marketing, manages and coordinates the full range of communication and stakeholder management activities for the company’s Los Angeles Refinery including government relations, community relations, media relations and crisis communications. She monitors and analyzes the business, political, and regulatory environment to assess current or potential issues that could affect the company’s reputation and license to operate. Sotelo-Vargas then develops strategies and implements tactics in response to these factors.

She holds two masters from the University of Southern California in Communication Management from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and another in Public Policy from the Sol Price School of Policy Planning and Development.

Lunch with a Leader provides students, faculty, and members of the public the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders, share their own ideas, and gain inspiration for effective governance in a more intimate and informal setting.


University of Southern California
Widney Alumni House 635 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Los Angeles, CA 90089 US
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