Ana Helman joined Randle Communications in 2008 and has more than two decades of experience as a media and community liaison in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. In her role as director, she leads the firm’s coalition-building efforts, manages client accounts and provides strategic counsel on various projects.
Previously, she served as communications director for the North State Building Industry Association (BIA). As the Association’s primary media contact, Helman was on-the-record for diverse issues related to the local housing market and community service projects. She was also the managing editor for the North State Builder magazine, which was distributed to more than 2,000 members.
Prior to joining BIA, Helman served as the senior consultant at @issue Consulting Group, Inc., where she managed a number of consumer and media outreach projects designed to educate consumers and bring attention to health care related issues. She played an integral role in securing community support and media coverage of Senator Jackie Speier’s (D-Hillsborough) legislative effort to educate children about the perils of anabolic steroids. She also led the community and legislative outreach efforts for the California HealthCare Foundation’s (CHCF) groundbreaking consumer website and outreach campaign, California Nursing Home Search.
Before joining the private sector, Helman’s work in the public sector included serving as Governor Wilson’s assistant appointments secretary for boards and commissions related to Food and Agriculture and Health and Welfare. Prior to joining the Wilson Administration, she served as a California state assembly fellow.
Helman graduated from the University of San Francisco cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. A fifth-generation Californian, she lives in Sacramento with her family.