B.A., Dartmouth College
J.D. University of California, Davis
Board of Directors of Tides Advocacy Fund
Mentor, New Leaders Council Sacramento Chapter
Graduate of the 2011 class of Leadership San Francisco
Alice Kessler is an accomplished legislative strategist with more than a dozen years of experience in state and local government relations. Immediately prior to joining DBHK, Alice held the position of Director of Government Affairs at Comcast Corporation, where she led policy and community initiatives in the San Francisco and North Bay Area markets for the largest cable television and broadband provider in the United States.
From 2006-2010, Alice served as Government Affairs Director at Equality California (EQCA), where she oversaw all legislative, political and administrative advocacy for a $12M organization that has been a driving force behind some of the most comprehensive civil rights protections in the nation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
Alice has appeared extensively in print, broadcast and radio media, including: The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Sacramento Bee, The San Diego Union Tribune, and KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny.
Alice’s professional background includes legal and policy work for diverse organizations, including Disability Rights California, the University of California, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of California, Davis School of Law, she is licensed to practice law in California state and federal courts.
Alice currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tides Advocacy Fund. She is a member of the 2011 class of Leadership San Francisco and the 2009 recipient of the Dartmouth College Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association’s Vanguard Award, which recognizes individuals whose unique efforts lead the way in thought, awareness and visibility around issues of concern to the LGBT community.