Andrés Mantilla is Senior Vice President for Ceis, Bayne, East Strategic designing and implementing creative community outreach and engagement strategies and working on public policy initiatives. Prior to joining CBE strategic, Mr. Mantilla served as Business Services Manager and Strategic Advisor to the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development where he guided the city’s relationships with neighborhood business districts to form multi-year commercial revitalization strategies and regularly spearheaded innovative economic development initiatives. He also served on Mayor Greg Nickels’ Community Outreach Team working on policy and engagement in Seattle’s immigrant businesses and communities of color.
Mr. Mantilla also serves as the Vice-Chair for the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs advising the Governor and other policymakers on the impact of legislation and policy on communities of color. He also serves of the Board of Directors for King County Conservation Voters, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and on the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Board for The Seattle Foundation. He holds a degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Latin American Studies.