David Vela

David Vela, Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President for Lee Andrews Group, David Vela leads the majority of business development pursuits for Lee Andrews Group. He is also a Senior Strategy Advisor on projects and has vast experience with Construction Management and Public Outreach projects. David designs public engagement plans with a variety of different stakeholder groups through creation, implementation, application and completion. He has also created and implemented successful media and outreach campaigns for large-scale construction projects specializing in transportation. David is skillful in effectively managing large staff and budgets to ensure the successful and timely completion of projects. He has established strong working relationships with elected officials, stakeholder groups in Los Angeles County, business, community groups and media outlets. Prior to Lee Andrews Group, David was an elected official and also worked as chief of staff to county and state officials. He managed various capital projects in the county, as well as a liaison with communities for EIRs, transportation plans, regional master plans and awareness campaigns. David Vela is a bilingual (English/Spanish).

David is an Adjunct Professor at East Los Angeles College – teaching Political Science.  He is a member of CMAA, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild and an ACEC Legislative Committee.

David graduated UCLA and received his MPP in public policy at Pepperdine University.