Interim CEO, Managing Director | LA/SF
As interim CEO and the Managing Director of Fenton’s West Coast offices, Valarie brings energy, leadership and passion for social change to both her work in strategic marketing communications and her commitment to the community. Prior to joining Fenton, Valarie lead the communications and marketing for the California Community Foundation (CCF), one of the largest and most prestigious community foundations in the country.
Valarie is a highly skilled strategist, writer and team builder. She has expertise in marketing, media relations, community outreach and public affairs. While her non-profit and public sector experience run deep, including her representation of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Latino marketing efforts, she has also had an extensive career with major consumer brands. Valarie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCLA where she was honored to serve as the first Latina editor-in-chief of The Daily Bruin.