Alyssa Barnes

Marketing and Communications Manager


Alyssa Barnes is the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) where she leads the development and execution of brand reputation initiatives. Primarily, Alyssa is responsible for engaging media and social influencers as she communicates HSAC’s story and contributes to HSAC’s goals of creating resiliency and preparedness in the Los Angeles region.

Prior to joining HSAC, Alyssa worked in marketing and communications in various institutions of higher education and non-profits. She brings both digital and print media campaign management experience. Alyssa is a member of the American Planning Association, the Municipal Management Association of Southern California, the American Society for Public Administration, and the International City Management Association.  

Alyssa earned her Master of Public Policy from Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, where she specialized in State and Local Policy and International Relations. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Political Science, and Classics from the University of St. Thomas, Houston.