CEO & Founder
Mustafa Tameez is the President and Founder of Outreach Strategists. A digital marketing expert, national political strategist, and former consultant on counter-violent extremism to the US Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush, Mustafa has appeared more than 600 times on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and CBSN.
As a leading strategic consultant across multiple disciplines, Mustafa has designed, created, and led engagement strategies for high-profile political leaders, public figures, and U.S. and international companies, government agencies, and organizations.
Mustafa has participated in national, state, and local politics for more than 20 years, and was named one of the top five political players to watch by Texas Monthly Magazine. Mustafa is the Chairman of the Board for the Transportation Advocacy Group-Houston, a Director of the Texas Lyceum, and a member of multiple civic and corporate boards.
Vice – President
Paul Rivera is a Democratic activist and strategist from New York, with more than 20 years of experience in government, elections, and public advocacy.
Paul got his start in politics at the 1992 Democratic Convention held in New York City, and served in the Clinton White House from 1994 through 2000, before moving back to New York.
Paul is a veteran of four presidential elections (1992-2004), six national party conventions, two gubernatorial elections in New York (2002 and 2006), and five election cycles for the New York State Senate Democratic Conference (2008-2016). As an independent consultant since 2013, Paul has worked on impactful campaigns and independent expenditure efforts across the United States.
Ms. Calvert has dedicated her professional life to helping others through nonprofit leadership for more than three decades. From the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast to the Child Abuse Prevention Network to St. Luke’s Episcopal Charities to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, she has helped shape the direction of countless institutions and nonprofit entities across Houston. Her service led her to work as chief of staff for Houston’s Mayor Pro Temp Gordon Quan and as director of personnel and volunteer initiatives for Mayor Bill White. Her focus is on healthcare, nonprofit management, and economic and business development. Currently on the boards of the Asian American Health Coalition/Hope Clinic, Care for Elders, American Leadership Forum, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, and the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy, she also provides leadership and guidance to Outreach Strategists’ clients. Her areas of expertise include nonprofit organizational management and startup; strategic planning and evaluation; program, community, and economic development; fundraising and grant writing; coalition building and coordination; and advocacy and public policy.
Linda Lorelle is best known as an Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchored the evening news for nearly 17 years at Houston’s NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV. Linda is also a two-time winner of the prestigious national Gracie Award, given by the American Women in Radio and Television.
These days the Stanford graduate is an entrepreneur, running her multimedia production company, Lorelle Media, and serving as a Principal in Outreach Strategists. Lorelle Media is known for its masterful video storytelling, creating documentaries and other compelling content for corporate and nonprofit clients’ internal use, as well as for broadcast and online distribution.
Clients turn to Linda and her partners at Outreach Strategists for all aspects of strategic communications and customized consulting services that capitalize on the company’s vast network of global contacts. As co-founders of the Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund, Linda and her husband, Lou Gregory, have awarded more than $4 million in college scholarships to 317 Houston area students. 2016 is the LLSF’s 25th anniversary year!
Managing Director of Digital Media
Sabiha Gire is a digital native who has placed over $10 million in digital ad buys as Managing Director of Digital Media. Her insights and expertise are sought by national brands and organizations to lead multi-channel digital communications strategies. Sabiha specializes in the convergence of strategy, design, research, and technology and oversees digital staff in both Houston and Guadalajara, Mexico. Sabiha is a member of the Junior League of Houston, New Leaders Council, and a League of Women Voters Rising Star. She often contributes to various community organizations including Houston Area Women’s Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and is a mentor for Girls Leading Our World (GLOW).
Managing Director of Comms & PE
Responsible for overseeing Outreach Strategists’ portfolio of services and clients related to public engagement. Through original content creation and project management, Zak serves the needs of clients ranging from businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to government agencies.
OS Studio Director
Is a seasoned communications professional with a passion for telling stories through film and video. In her 10 years of film production experience, Courtney has produced three feature films, directed 11 short films, and one TV pilot, most of which she wrote as well.
Armando Cuevas Brun
Multicultural attorney and business advisor with over 15 years of experience, licensed and admitted to practice as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law in Mexico, New York, and Texas.
Armando has attended business and law schools in the US, Mexico, and Canada. His expertise lies in designing and implementing complex cross-border investment structures in multiple industries throughout the USMCA region. Fluency in Spanish and English languages, cultural understanding of the region’s business environments, and knowledge of both common and civil law enable Armando to advise companies and high net worth individuals to do business seamlessly across borders and industries.
Armando has experience on a broad range of high profile cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, oil and gas, renewables, secured transactions, franchising, real estate, telecommunications, bankruptcy , financial restructurings, joint ventures, strategic associations, private equity, venture capital, corporate finance, anti-trust, banking, and finance matters, as well as corporate governance and compliance.
Marina Khalid is Account Manager of Digital Media. She is responsible for planning, developing and managing clients’ digital strategy to improve their digital footprint and achieve their digital marketing goals. She is also responsible for building and managing relationships with existing and potential clients. Marina also plays a role in placing and monitoring ads.
Ana is an experienced field organizer and political outreach coordinator focusing on nonprofit initiatives and communicating with diverse populations. She manages the field team at Outreach Strategist and synthesizes and analyzes data. Ana is a skilled tax preparer, she is also a trained CPA from Mexico, and a Texas certified paralegal.
Responsible for managing projects for a diverse array of clients with a special focus on government and nonprofit sectors.
Lorenza Carrillo Villaseñor
Managing Director of Creative Services
As a brand strategist, Lorenza establishes a brand’s visual identity, putting together standards on color, type, and how they all interact together. She creates digital content and marketing collateral that helps clients communicate effectively.
Manager public affairs, communications, and public engagement for Outreach Strategists. Mark advises public, private, and nonprofit entities on a range of issues including strategic planning, governmental relations, and public engagement.
Sr. Manager Communications
Works closely with our clients to place their stories before local, statewide, and national media outlets. With more than 10 years experience in communications (including stints as reporter and producer at major broadcast outlets), Tim understands what makes a good story and what it takes to get prime pick-up. Clients he’s managed have netted more than $5 million in earned media attention.
Tyler Smith focuses on research and data for Outreach Strategists. He brings his skills to bear on client work ranging from non-profit studies, to strategic planning and event coordination. Tyler has led research design and reporting for clients such as AARP and the Greater Houston Partnership. He also assists on all financial management aspects at our firm as well as budget consulting for various projects.
Previously, Tyler worked in the City of Houston’s Office of International Trade and Development under Mayor Annise Parker. Before locating to Houston, Tyler worked for the Georgia Governor’s office where he focused on State and Federal Affairs in Washington D.C. Tyler graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics and Political Science.
Amanda is a Legislative Research Associate with Outreach Strategists. She is responsible for social media strategies and content creation as well as expanding operations across a number of online platforms and mediums. Through the preparing and commissioning of material for publication, Amanda helps craft messages and develop outreach plans for clients.
Amanda has a degree in Political Science and Psychology from Rice University, with wide political experience across the state of Texas. Amanda has experience both working on a number of campaigns across Texas well as experience working within Houston City Council.
Assists with content creation, research, and media relations. Anthony develops carefully crafted analysis and works collaboratively to solve client needs.
Responsible for community outreach and public engagement. Colin specializes in public speaking, documenting engagement, and drafting original content. Colin utilizes these skills to work together with nonprofits, businesses, and government to achieve client goals on community initiatives. He regularly speaks at local events about information that can benefit local citizens from car safety to housing assistance programs.
Daniel has worked in the design field for over 9 years, even while he was still studying his career. He has worked on very different types of companies, gaining considerable experience as he had tasks on varied design subjects. Daniel should have no difficulty in making the transition to this industry.Daniel’s degree is in Design for Visual Communication from the University of Guadalajara. He is experienced in design for social media and editorial design, however, he’s anything but limited to those design branches.In his spare time, Daniel is a person who really likes films, he also likes taking pictures, mostly of natural landscapes and architecture, and he’s also a music lover.
Responsible for providing solutions for a wide range of disciplines, transforming clients’ businesses into solid brands. From concept to execution and implementation, Janet is a strategist committed to helping brand notability to communicate effectively.
Jorge Medina is a graphic designer who has worked for both public and private communication. As art director, Jorge defines and develops overall visual identity for each project. He supervises as well that the communication strategies work rightly and accordingly to the brand’s needs. His insight and experience allow him to manage the graphic team and fully direct the creative process for a client.
Responsible for providing Outreach Strategists clients with competitive political research and policy analysis. Omar helps clients achieve their goals through original content creation and project management.
Helps build brand identity and innovative promotional material for various clients. Priscila also works with creating advertising campaigns and digital content messaging.
Isobella Harkrider is a writer and assignment editor who covers healthcare, education, human-interest and lifestyle news. She’s the author of several books and has written for The New York Times, SELF, Parents, SheKnows, Houston Press and others.
Regina Arauz is an international political analyst specialized in strategic writing and tailored narrative construction for public affairs. She is the lead researcher and content creator in the global news department at OS.
Current coordinator of international affairs at a Mexican NGO, Regina is a multilingual professional and certified translator with a background in electoral campaign advisory, diplomacy and political liaison with key stakeholders. She has 8+ years of experience in international cooperation and youth representation, including as a Youth Delegate to the United Nations.
A poet with 6 published books, Regina is also a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and currently Mastering in Sustainable Development Management with a special focus on decentralizing sustainable development through emerging technologies.