CEO and President
Dan Hom has more than 20 years of community involvement, business experience and international expertise. As the President of Focuscom, his responsibilities include managing and providing strategy for clients, and driving business development. Dan has significant experience with various communities in San Diego County. Over the years, Dan has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for organizations like the San Diego Hospice, the Risen Project, the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, and the Asian Business Association. He was also a board member of two privately held corporations, each with revenues exceeding $10 million annually.
Born and raised in San Diego, Dan is a community relations expert and his community connections continue to stretch across a wide range of areas and industries. Dan studied political science at San Diego State University with a minor in Mandarin Chinese studies. He currently lives in the city of Chula Vista with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter, Audrey.
Lisa is Focuscom Inc.’s financial controller with a role that focuses on invoicing aspects, directing all accounts receivable and accounts payable. Currently, she is the controller at Polaris Pharmaceuticals Inc. In La Jolla. She is responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities.
Prior to joining Focuscom Inc., she was the staff accountant at Bullen Ruch & Neller, a CPA firm. She has also served at the community service representative for San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts.
Michelle Alvarez is a PR consultant at Focuscom Inc. where she works alongside the team to create and develop strategic plans to help further the success of businesses. She is a San Diego native with a strong passion for the public relations industry and loves making meaningful connections with people.
Michelle previously worked for KUCI Radio and the Newport Beach Film Festival where she helped increase their online presence through precise and organized marketing action. She attended California State University, Fullerton, majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Her background in customer service has given her outstanding interpersonal skills in both English and Spanish. She strengthens the Focuscom team by having the ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively, which allows her to quickly adapt to any situation presented. Michelle adds a spark to Focuscom with her genuine excitement and eagerness to meet and help people within the public relations world.
Tomas Urtasun serves as a main point of contact for many of Focuscom’s wide client portfolio while also serving as a business development and daily strategic operation manager. He’s responsible for Focuscom’s largest clients and serves as point person for the agencies’ growing crisis communications arm.
Tomas exhibits keen interpersonal skills and an affinity for working with people from all walks of life. An active leader in the community, he serves as Board Treasurer for the Board of Trustees of San Ysidro Health Center, a top-10 community health network in the nation. He is also a new addition to the Board for San Diego Tax Payers Association and serves as a Big Brother during his free time.
He has worked previously for the U.S. Congress, San Diego Gas & Electric, Hutchens P.R., and Southwest Strategies, and internationally as a consultant for Enersud Clean Energy in Rio de Janeiro. Tomas has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
Tomas is a 2016 San Diego 40 Under 40 Honoree, representing a group of bright and outstanding individuals. He was a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s 2013 Latinos Making a Difference. He’s also an avid athlete and competes in sports leagues year around. Tomas is bilingual and grew up in Imperial Beach, California.
Twitter | @Tomas_Urtasun
LinkedIn | Tomas Urtasun
Olivia brings a fresh perspective and passion to learn and grow to the Focuscom team. In her efforts in the culinary, beer, arts & culture, nonprofit and local businesses spaces, she has garnered local, national and international media recognition for Focuscom’s clients. From her start as an intern to being promoted to an account executive, her desire to share a company’s story has guided her to be successful in media relations, community engagement and producing creative content.
In her commitment to always sharpen her industry skills, Olivia is a member of the Public Relations Society of America San Diego/Imperial Counties and served on the 2017 New Pros Committee as the Event Co-Chair and Treasurer. She was awarded the 2017 New PR Professional of the Year Award by the organization at the Edward L. Bernay's Mark of Excellence Awards.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Olivia moved to San Diego simply due to her passion to learn Spanish. She attended Point Loma Nazarene University, majoring in Spanish and minoring in both Writing and Public Relations. She enjoys and values the rich Spanish-speaking community in the San Diego-Tijuana area. She served as the Education Sponsorship Program Coordinator as a part of Mexico Ministries at PLNU. While in this position, she created a pen pal program between university students and children living at an orphanage in Tijuana. Olivia’s sense of cultural awareness comes from travelling Europe, studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain and being completely immersed in a Spanish-speaking culture. Olivia offers bilingualism, writing, interpersonal communication skills and a creative mind to the team.
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter | @oliviacstafford
LinkedIn | Olivia Stafford
Kemi Giwa is Focuscom Inc.’s Spring 2019 intern. A Bay Area native -- Kemi moved to San Diego in 2015 to attend San Diego State University, where she is currently a senior graduating in May of 2019 with a public relations major and political science minor. There she serves as a member of SDSU’s PRSSA, the opinion editor for The Daily Aztec and an active member throughout the campus community.
Prior to joining Focuscom, Kemi was the communications intern for the Office of Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and the press secretary intern for Assemblymember Todd Gloria. In both positions, Kemi used strategic messaging to successfully communicate the goals of both elected officials to the general public.
Kemi is excited to use her passion for the intersection of politics, PR and communications to help expand the success of businesses throughout the entire city of San Diego.