Isaac Salazar is the founder of Local Politechs Strategies.
Isaac considers himself an “accidental techie.” His passion for tech comes from always asking, “how can we leverage technology to make this more efficient?” What was once a casual interest has turned into experience as a tech strategist and extensive knowledge of content management systems, customer relationship management systems, email marketing, online advertising, and web analytics.
After graduating from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Isaac got his feet wet as an organizer for U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s first congressional campaign. Since then, Isaac has worked on several political campaigns including a a stint as the Maryland Democratic Party’s Communications and Digital Director during the 2010 election cycle. Salazar also has experience on Capitol Hill working for U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, then-U.S. Representative Ben Cardin, and later U.S Senator Ben Cardin.
Isaac has also worked in the private sector for Enterprise Community Partners, a national non-profit affordable housing organization, where he developed the organization’s social media presence and its first-ever social media strategy, and Hager Sharp, a communications firm whose mission is to help people live healthier, smarter, safer lives. Salazar provided digital strategy for Hager Sharp to support its health, education and public safety clients.
Salazar has been a guest lecturer for American University’s Master of Arts in Strategic Communication program. He has also served as a moderator for Campaigns & Elections magazine’s CampaignTech conferences.
If you can’t tell from his cover photo, Isaac is also a big Baltimore Orioles fan.