Derrick J. Alatorre is the Deputy Executive Officer in the Office of Legislative, Public Affairs & Media of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). He is responsible for keeping open lines of communication and coordination with the public, elected officials at all levels, the business community, as well as local residents. His office is responsible for legislation, environmental justice, outreach and education, small business assistance, and other programs. He also oversees Media activities for the SCAQMD.
Mr. Alatorre has over twenty years of experience working in both the public and private sectors as a public affairs representative handling community affairs and government relations at the state, local, and federal levels. Before joining SCAQMD, Mr. Alatorre was a public affairs officer for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District Seven. He was the spokesperson for Caltrans during emergency and non-emergency construction projects and served as the department’s liaison to elected officials and the community.
He was employed at California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and was responsible for conducting public and tribal government outreach on a number of environmental cleanup efforts. Mr. Alatorre also served as a district field representative to former California State Senator Art Torres where he focused on transportation, public safety and education matters.
In the private sector, Mr. Alatorre served as the Western Regional Community Affairs/Government Relations Manager for Mission Foods.
Mr. Alatorre graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and resides in Chino Hills with his three daughters.