As Chief of Staff, Meg Storer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of government affairs, public relations, communications, and marketing. Meg joined 211 San Diego in 2003 and is responsible for helping the agency build upon its social entrepreneurship vision, create a positive public reputation and ensure proper positioning and messaging for 211 throughout the community locally, statewide and across the nation.
Meg serves as the agency’s keystone by providing guidance to 211’s Executive Team and Senior Staff. Overseeing the External Affairs team that includes government affairs, public relations, and philanthropy, Meg is pivotal in raising awareness of 211 and its programs among key community leaders to generate support and partnerships that forward its mission. Her ability to navigate the political landscape has led 211 to gain strong relationships with multiple municipalities and political entities, building support for 211’s services including veteran and military work and disaster response, working closely with first responders to streamline services for San Diegans in times of disaster.
Meg has been instrumental in bringing together the veteran service community in San Diego. She is a founding member of the San Diego Veterans Coalition, served as the inaugural Secretary of the Governing Council of the Military Transition Support Project (MTSP), and serves as the planning chair of Operation Engage America for San Diego. Most recently she worked with national and local leaders to build Vets Community Connections, an initiative designed to bring the greater community to our region’s veterans and support individuals with reintegration services.
During the greatest public health challenge in the region’s history, Meg has led and coordinated 211’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She maintained daily contact with the County to deploy its T3 initiative (Test, Trace and Treat) to 211 clients, oversaw the delivery of messages to families about testing facilities and responded to inquiries from the media and elected officials about 211’s role in the pandemic. She also helped manage 211’s rapid expansion as the organization added dozens of new staff members to handle the demands placed on it by the pandemic response.
Prior to 211, Meg simultaneously served as both the State Government Affairs Coordinator and Communications Coordinator for American Forest & Paper Association in Washington, D.C., gaining public affairs experience in federal and state functions. She has extensive experience serving in a leadership role at a state and national level, including the 211 California Board of Directors to support critical legislation for statewide coverage of 211 and serving as the Vice-Chair of the California Alliance of Information and Referral Systems and member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. Today, she serves on the board of Vets’ Community Connections, Zero8Hundred, San Diego Veterans Coalition, Champions for Health, and the Economic Development Corporation Foundation.
Meg received recognition from the San Diego Business Journal’s as Business Woman of the Year in 2020, the San Diego Metro Magazine’s “40 Under 40” for 2016, and has been recognized as the Anne Arundel County’s Annapolis High School Wall of Fame awardee, a recognition designed to inspire young leaders to strive for excellence as they head into the future. She has a Masters of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and a minor in Ethnic Studies from Shippensburg University. She is a graduate of the North County Leadership Class and an alumnus of Fieldstone Emerging Leaders Class. She resides in North County San Diego with her two sons.