Edgar Aguirre Managing Director, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives
Edgar Aguirre is the Managing Director, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives, for Southern California Public Radio. He is responsible for creation, implementation, lead and management of all SCPR external outreach, marketing, and communication efforts, along with special projects of high strategic importance to the organization.
Before joining SCPR, Aguirre worked briefly as Executive VP & GM for LA Public Media. His main responsibility was providing leadership and vision for a multi-media platform service that was L.A.-centric and multiethnic in its scope and mission.
Prior to joining LAPM in April 2011, Edgar served as Director of Development for the Mexican American Alumni Association (MAAA) and Scholarship Initiatives at Loyola Marymount University. Before that, he was Gift Planning Officer at the California Community Foundation.
Aguirre is the former Chair of the southern California membership chapter of Hispanics in Philanthropy. He also served on the California Lutheran University Alumni Board of Directors, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science in 1999. He is a Jesse M. Unruh California State Assembly Fellow, and completed his Master of Public Administration degree as a Dean’s Merit Scholar from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California in 2005.
Aguirre resides in Van Nuys with his wife Siana-Lea, with whom he's been married to for over 10 years. He enjoys running, tennis, and beer making during his free time.
Stories by Edgar Aguirre
My mom has shared with me a fair share of colorful insights during our many conversations. One of my favorite is a saying, translated from Spanish to English, that goes something like this: "Tell me who your FRIENDS are and I will tell you who YOU are".