Luis Monteagudo - CIE San Diego

Luis Monteagudo


As Vice President of Community Relations, Luis Monteagudo Jr. represents 211 San Diego in the community and with local governments, non-profit organizations and other partners of 211. Luis shares 211’s story and its mission with the community at large, builds its network of partners and reaches out to organizations and residents to connect them to 211’s vast array of resources.

Luis Monteagudo Jr. comes to 211 San Diego after an extensive and successful career in communications and journalism. He most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Communications for County Supervisor Greg Cox. In that role, he was introduced to 211 San Diego during the 2007 wildfires and since then has worked closely with the 211 leadership team on projects, events, and initiatives to help the organization grow and thrive.

During his service with Supervisor Cox and the County of San Diego, Luis earned experience in crisis communications and emergency operations, having served as a public information officer during the 2007 regional wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously, he enjoyed a distinguished journalism career that included serving as a staff writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune and its Spanish-language newspaper, Enlace, and as an editor at USA Today.

Luis is active in the community. He has volunteered as an organizer of an annual multicultural high school journalism workshop, serves as a judge for the annual Kensington-Normal Heights Friends of the Library Student Essay Contest and is a member of the San Diego Padres Hispanic Community Advisory Council.