Galvanized Strategies, a strategic communications consulting firm, today announced a new leadership appointment to advance its public affairs advisory ambition and unify its go-forward approach in key markets. Aaron Byzak, who recently served on the executive leadership team for Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., has been appointed the Chief Strategist and Lead Consultant. Byzak’s background in healthcare external affairs and executive leadership, coupled with his experience in managing corporate crises, community engagement, and state and federal policy initiatives for Tri-City Medical Center and industry giants such as UC San Diego Health Sciences, as well as various healthcare, non-profit, and advocacy organizations, uniquely positions him to drive impact in this critical area.
In his new role, Byzak will lead Galvanized Strategies’ California operation and grow business units including strategic public affairs consulting, fractional executive leadership services, and public speaking, education, training, and coaching. "As Chief Strategist and Lead Consultant for Galvanized Strategies, I am eager to provide organizations with strategic insights that drive success and innovation,” Byzak said. “Our firm is committed to delivering unparalleled expertise in strategic public affairs, fractional executive leadership, and transformative education and coaching for our clients.” In a significant development, Byzak has already secured contracts to serve as a fractional executive for Mission Critical Protocols, a company that offers an innovative, cloud-based protocol and policy publishing software for emergency medical services (EMS) providers and hospitals, and as a strategic advancement consultant for Solutions for Change, a California non-profit dedicated to solving family homelessness. Byzak has also already been engaged by a diverse crop of strategic public affairs consulting and coaching clients. Throughout his career, which includes tenures in the California State Senate, County of San Diego, and American Medical Response, Byzak has earned 60 Finest Awards from the Health Care Communicators of Southern California, including Best in Show twice and Communicator of the Year in 2017, as well as four Emmy Awards for writing and producing. The San Diego Business Journal has recognized him among the 500 Most Influential
People in San Diego each year from 2019 to the present, Leader of Influence in Advertising, PR, and Marketing, Outstanding Social Responsibility Executive of the Year within San Diego County, and most recently, as a Mentor of the Year for 2024. “Aaron brings a seasoned perspective and a trusted approach that embodies Galvanized’s values of driving results,” said Founder Erica Holloway. “I am thrilled to have him lead our team in delivering best-in-class work and innovation for our clients.”
About Galvanized Strategies:
Established in 2010, Galvanized Strategies provides quality strategic public affairs and leadership services that move the needle on important projects. A collaboration of award-winning independent consultants with more than 90 years of combined experience, Galvanized Strategies empowers organizations to thrive in a dynamic business landscape by overcoming obstacles and producing results. To learn more about Galvanized Strategies, visit www.galvanizedstrategies.com.