Brookley Valencia is a portfolio director at Retail Strategies serving as a liaison with community leaders in client cities throughout the West Coast. She works in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. In this role, Brookley serves as the main point of contact between the Retail Strategies team and its clients and makes outreach to real estate professionals on behalf of the community.
Brookley has a unique professional background that blends advocacy and politics, economic development, and communications. Prior to joining the Retail Strategies team, she worked for Clearview AI, a leading facial recognition company that provides identity solution services to law enforcement. As Director of Government Affairs and Customer Success, she outlined the strategies and advanced priorities within Clearview AI’s government affairs department. Prior to that role, Brookley was the Advocacy Events Manager for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. While at the Jefferson Chamber, Brookley coordinated events, defined legislative priorities, promoted pro-business initiatives, and collaborated with regional economic partners.
She began her career in Washington, D.C., where she worked at Story Partners public affairs firm, the United States Senate in the office of Senator Luther Strange, and Corley Consulting.
Brookley earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from The University of Alabama and is currently working towards her real estate license. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she now resides and works in Fort Worth, Texas. In her spare time, Brookley loves trail runs, hiking mountains in the summer, skiing mountains in the winter, watching Alabama football on Saturdays and Saints football on Sundays.
Joe Rogan. He holds good conversation and he can hunt.
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash… I learned from 6th grade choir that I can’t sing, but if I do sing, I hit the alto choral parts best.
I’m a modern-day Mary Poppins. I can pack about two to three weeks of clothes, shoes, etc. into a carry-on bag.