As a seasoned public affairs and political campaign veteran of nearly 20 years, Kian has been a key member of EKA’s team for the past five years. While at EKA, Kian has focused on political strategy and government relations within the City of Los Angeles, where he has deep relationships with electeds and City staff.
In addition to providing insight and strategy on City government and lobbying, Kian has also ran a number of political campaigns in Southern California where he produced direct mail, managed digital campaigns and oversaw direct cover contact.
Prior to joining EKA, Kian managed a successful campaign for a current Los Angeles City Councilmember. Kian then went on to become the Councilmember’s Senior Legislative Deputy where he staffed budget and finance, transportation, public safety and number of other key issues.
Kian also served as a regional political operative for SEIU-UHW where he managed all political and advocacy efforts for one-third of Los Angeles County. During his tenure, he managed a variety of political and issue campaigns on behalf of SEIU-UHW. Kian traveled frequently to Sacramento to meet with members of the Legislature on a host of healthcare related issues, including safe hospital staffing and long-term care.
Kian also has key experience working with private and non-profit entities in practice areas that include healthcare management, environmental advocacy, technology, public safety and constitutional freedoms.
He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude, Political Science, from San Francisco State University and his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law.