Nicole J. Alejandre serves as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Administrative Officer of the County of San Diego. Reporting directly to CAO Helen Robbins-Meyer, Ms. Alejandre works closely with the County’s Executive Team to implement policies directed by the Board of Supervisors and coordinates the day-to-day operations and functions of the Chief Administrative Office.
Ms. Alejandre has 19 years of experience in strategic planning, performance management and community relations. She served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, then was the office manager for the School of Art, Design and Art History at SDSU before joining the County’s Public Safety Group as a CAO Staff Officer in 2000. From 2000 to 2005, she coordinated focus groups, workshops and a variety of emergency preparedness projects with public safety department leadership teams, employees and community stakeholders.
She conducted 15 elections as Chief Deputy of Election Services at the Registrar of Voters. From 2005 to 2010, she recruited and trained poll workers, as well as managed the required logistics with her team of 11 permanent staff and 250 temporary election workers. She supervised the finances, employee development, technology, audits and community relations at the Department of Child Support Services as their Deputy Director of Administrative Services from 2010 – 2012.
Ms. Alejandre earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley and her Master of Public Administration from SDSU.