Cory Allen oversees a diverse portfolio that spans non-profit advocacy, public school communications, and state association management. Cory has been pivotal in securing millions in grants, rejuvenating organizational narratives, and organizing regional board appointments. His efforts were key to establishing Presidio’s Long Beach office, where he continues to focus on expanding the firm’s reach into transportation, business improvement districts, and LGBTQ organizations.

Cory brings a rich background in public service, having served in legislative roles for multiple members of the Long Beach City Council, including as Chief of Staff to former Council Member and now Senate Majority Leader Lena Gonzalez. His tenure includes significant contributions to projects such as the LA River Master Plan and the Pier B On-Dock Rail Project at the Port of Long Beach. Previously, as an aide for Senator Ricardo Lara, he spearheaded community outreach initiatives before taking on a consultancy role with the Senate Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Cory is actively involved in his community. He serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the International City Theatre and is a prominent leader in the LGBTQ community. Cory has received numerous recognitions, including the Long Beach Post’s 40 under 40, Community Grand Marshal for Long Beach Pride, and the Disabled Resource Center’s Civic Leadership Award.

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