About Sam

 

Sam Borelli is a professional consultant with experience and successes in the entertainment, nonprofit, hospitality and healthcare industries. The quintessential behind the scenes guy, Sam’s management, fundraising, corporate and public relations strategies have helped to develop and sustain nonprofits including The Trevor Project and Christopher Street West. His leadership role with LA PRIDE over the past few years has brought record-breaking attendance and unprecedented media coverage. Additionally, Sam has increased LA PRIDE's sponsor program by 70% in under three years.  Sam's previous work in advertising sales garnered long-term relationships with brands such as Mitsubishi, Lucky Brand and Jet Blue Airlines. Sam has deep roots with many corporate communications, sustainability and marketing executives at some of the nation’s leading corporations including Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines.

 

Sam also works in local government and public affairs.  He recently created a public outreach and community engagement initiative that led to the unaminous approval of an affordable housing project for the West Hollywood Community Housing Corp.  He has also represented a neighborhood fighting overdevelopment and has been a strategist for both Los Angeles and West Hollywood City Council campaigns.   

 

Sam is a member of the teaching team of the LA Fellows Program at LA Valley College.  LA Fellows is a unique collaboration combining professional development and volunteerism as a meaningful pathway to employment.

 

Sam Borelli was appointed to the West Hollywood Public Safety Commission in 2003 and served until 2013. During his tenure as Chair, the commission launched a first-ever Public Safety Education Campaign, enhanced the city’s Neighborhood Watch Program, and increased participation in West Hollywood’s National Night Out Against Crime events.  In July 2015, Sam was appointed to the West Hollywood Human Services Commission.  

For over 20 years Sam Borelli has volunteered for numerous LGBTQ youth-serving organizations including GLSEN, Project 10, LifeWorks, and The Trevor Project, where he served on the Board of Directors and as Board Vice-Chair.  In 2007, Sam co-founded the LA LGBTQ Youth Advocates Coalition. In 2008, Sam became Executive Advisor to The Buddy System, a program to foster intergenerational interaction among LGBT seniors and juniors.