Sophia Garcia is the Executive Director of Community Affairs & Government Relations at Verizon where she leads the community engagement strategy in California. She also manages the State Government Affairs (SGA) Foundation budget in eight states in addition to serving as the West SGA liaison with the Employee Volunteer Champion program. Before stepping into her current role, Sophia shared responsibility for state legislative affairs in California.
Prior to joining Verizon, Sophia served as State Director of Government Affairs and Community Development for Advance America and as the Director of Finance & Programs for the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, engaging in advocacy and strategic coalition-building and mobilization.
Sophia serves as a board member of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Foundation and Latinas Lead California, the state’s first political action committee that solely focuses on supporting Latinas running for office. She also serves as an at-large board member of Verizon’s Hispanic Support Organization (HSO).