San Francisco Magazine’s “Power Issue” said that Nathan Ballard is one of San Francisco’s “preeminent media whisperers” who represents “a veritable Yellow Pages of powerful clients.” He has been a communications advisor to Fortune 100 companies, the Golden State Warriors, Super Bowl 50, and San Francisco’s Olympic bid. He was a spokesman for presidential candidates Senator John Kerry and General Wesley Clark. Ballard, an attorney, was a communications director for Mayor Gavin Newsom, the Democratic National Committee, the California Democratic Party, and the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.

Ballard is the CEO of The Press Shop, a full-service
public relations agency based in San Francisco.