Director of Communications
Tim Anaya is the Communications Director at Pacific Research Institute. He is also a co-host of PRI’s “Next Round” podcast, which runs weekly interviews about free-market ideas with policymakers, academics, political insiders, and journalists. He also edits and writes a regular column for PRI’s “Right by the Bay” blog, featuring daily free-market commentary about the key issues facing California.
Prior to joining PRI, he served as director of writing for California Assembly Republicans, overseeing the production of all speeches and press materials for the Republican Assembly Members.
Anaya held a variety of positions during an 18-year career at the State Capitol. He served as communications director for former Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, managing the staff and operations of the Assembly Republican communications department. He was a senior communications advisor to 9 Assembly Republican Leaders, including former Leader and current U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. In his various roles, Anaya advised Assembly Members on media strategy, devised and implemented multifaceted communications plans, organized successful media events, and developed effective social media and web content.
From 2004-05, Anaya was a speechwriter for former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also served as Capitol Director for an Assembly Member, and as a field representative in an Assembly district office. He began his career at the State Capitol as a participant in the prestigious Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Santa Clara University, and a Master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.