Opened in March 2021, OPR San Diego harnesses over six decades of nationally recognized political, public affairs and media relations experience to deliver unparalleled success for our clients. From campaign consulting and organization for candidates and ballot measures to insightful public opinion research to radio, television, direct mail and digital outreach, OPR San Diego’s team has a track record of delivering winning results in America’s Finest City and across California.
The OPR San Diego Team:
Mel Millstein, Vice President
Mel Millstein joins OPR San Diego as Vice President and Director of San Diego Operations, bringing with him over a decade of experience in local and regional government in the San Diego region. Millstein served the Chief of Staff for the County’s Third Supervisorial District, where he led all policy strategy and communications. He subsequently became a Group Program Manager at the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), and most recently, as Group Program Manager at the County’s Land Use and Environment Group Executive Office (LUEG). Previously, Millstein served as a Senior Policy Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff for a San Diego City Councilmember. In that role, he was involved in numerous high-profile land use projects and community-focused issues.
Tom Shepard, Senior Advisor
For over 40 years, Tom Shepard has earned national acclaim for assisting public affairs clients and political campaigns. His current and past clients include county supervisors, district attorneys, sheriffs, mayors, council members and dozens of local elected officials. His many successful ballot measure campaigns include Prop. C for San Diego’s Petco Park, Prop. A for expansion of the city’s bayfront Convention Center, Prop. D for approval of Carlsbad’s Legoland amusement park, Measure G for development of SDSU West in Mission Valley, and numerous land use-related campaigns throughout the state of California. Honored as Alumnus of the Year by his alma mater, the University of California, San Diego, Shepard served as Mayor of the City of Del Mar and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the American Association of Political Consultants.
Nancy Chase, Senior Advisor
Nancy Chase represents a wide variety of corporate clients throughout San Diego County. She has recognized expertise in guiding companies developing large infrastructure projects through the permitting processes. In addition, Ms. Chase is a highly regarded campaign fundraising consultant supporting local, state and federal candidates, as well as ballot measures.
Aimee Remanick, Director
For more than 25 years, Aimee Remanick has provided strategic support and project management for successful political, public affairs and governmental affairs campaigns. Ms. Remanick has been responsible for managing the day-to-day activities and facilitating communications programs, including government, community and media relations, strategic planning, and implementation of special events. She has supervised numerous winning campaigns, including mayors, city council members, county supervisors, sheriffs, and ballot measures in San Diego, Riverside, Monterey and Sonoma Counties. She has also helped to develop and implement community outreach programs for a number of public and private sector clients, including San Diego State University and the San Diego Padres.
OPR San Diego
1620 5th Ave., Suite 315
San Diego, CA 92101