Teresa Acosta possesses more than 15 years of experience successfully building relationships and managing communications and outreach for local government officials, non-profit organizations, and private companies throughout California. She has managed her own public affairs consulting practice, taught college courses in Business Communication, and held executive positions focused on strategic partnerships and communications for businesses in Los Angeles and San Diego. She established her professional experience with seven years working for California State Senator Jack Scott and two years as a Regional Public Affairs Manager at the League of California Cities.
Continuing a long tradition of leadership, Teresa serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Local Government in Sacramento and on the Board of Directors of MAAC Project in San Diego. She is a member of the Community Advisory Board for the San Diego Union-Tribune and a graduate of the HOPE Leadership Institute, the Carlsbad Citizens Academy, and the San Diego Regional Water Authority Citizens Water Academy.
Teresa earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University. While pursuing her graduate studies, she participated in international courses at the Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Teresa lives with her family in Carlsbad, where she and her daughter actively volunteer through the National Charity League.