Samantha Martinez has over fifteen years of experience in advocacy, community engagement and government affairs. Prior to starting Kindel Gagan, Samantha was a principal with Rose & Kindel from 1996 through 2009.
Samantha has a breadth of experience managing a diverse combination of clients in industries and interests ranging from entertainment and education to public works and technology. She represents clients before multiple jurisdictions in Southern California and has experience working with officials at all levels of government. On behalf of both public and private sector clients Samantha develops and executes comprehensive public affairs programs to gain support for a broad range of issue areas.
In addition to her work, Samantha is involved in many civic and non-profit activities. Samantha serves as Chair of the Board of Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles, sits on the executive board of Los Angeles Conservation Corps, and is on the board of the Century City Chamber of Commerce. She a is a past-president of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats and is a member of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, the Los Angeles County Business Federation and the Greater Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the Anti-Defamation League’s Salvin Leadership program and is an alumna of the Leadership LA Program of the Los Angeles Business Council.
A former White House Intern, Samantha received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Master’s Degree in International Political Economy from the University of Southern California.
Samantha lives in Cheviot Hills with her husband David and their two children.