Victor Griego is the President and founder of Diverse Strategies for Organizing, Inc. (DSO), a public affairs consulting firm specializing in community relations, government relations, and political consulting. Alongside this position, Victor is a board member of MoveLA and Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL), which focuses on informing Latino/a leaders on water policy in efforts to craft more sustainable and long-term solution for Californians.
As a nationally recognized political strategist and facilitator, Victor holds 25 years of accomplished experience in political, grassroots, and community organizing. Victor and his expertise have been instrumental to planning and conducting community involvement projects across a diverse array of issues. He has been an advisor on over 50 local, state, and federal elections and ballot measures.
In 1991, Victor served as staff director of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union, Local 11, and was an organizer in the United Farmworkers Union, AFL-CIO. He was also executive director of Center for Participation in Democracy, where he worked with underrepresented populations and registered more than 350,000 new voters. Victor has held positions in Coalition for Clean Air, South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), the Cesar Chavez Service Club, and many more organizations.
Victor grew up in Boyle Heights and currently resides in South Pasadena, CA. His most recent project is the production of a cable television show that highlights positive relationships between African Americans and Latino/as in LA County.
Victor received his B.A. in political science from Whittier College in 1978 and M.A. in political science from Claremont Graduate University. He previously served as faculty advisor and taught at Occidental College, CSULA, Los Angeles Trade Tech College, and the Southwest Voter Registration Academy.