• Anticipate Risk. Build Resilience.

  • About Us

    Avila Strategies LLC is a public affairs consultancy that protects and enhances clients’ reputations by anticipating risks, building strategic relationships with stakeholders, and ensuring effective communication of value propositions to relevant interest groups.


    We offer clients customized solutions that help position them ahead of the competition by leveraging unique subject matter expertise and proprietary methodologies, as well as by drawing on decades of experience in reputation and crisis management, communications, and public affairs.


    We advise clients interested in operating in highly complex markets that require specialized knowledge of local political and other non-market factors.


    At the heart of our work is the belief that helping clients act as good corporate citizens is the best way to ensure long-term success.

  • What We Do

    Identify Trends

    Anticipatory Intelligence

    Mitigate Risks

    Reputation Management

    Engage Audiences


    Build Coalitions

    Stakeholder Engagement

  • Our Services

    Anticipatory Intelligence

    Provide clients with the ability to identify emerging threats and the stakeholders who are most relevant influencers as time progresses and positions coalesce.  A methodology that not only allows a client to predict relevant issues, stakeholders and controversy, but also the methods that are most likely to succeed in producing the desired outcome. Ongoing monitoring isolates the one or two key activities which will impact the strategy among the vast pool of information.

    Reputation Management

    Design and manage initiatives that mitigate identified risks by leveraging information from anticipatory intelligence assessments. Develop social initiatives that help position clients as good corporate citizens while taking advantage of identified opportunities to enhance corporate reputation. Ability to respond to emerging crisis in a way that protects and enhances corporate image through thoughtful messaging, leveraging of strategic relationships and positioning. 


    Develop compelling messaging that conveys company priorities in a way that is sensitive to political and other non-market factors and is targeted to relevant constituencies. Manage relationships with key media outlets and identify opportunities to highlight client priorities through earned media. 

    Stakeholder Engagement

    Identify and seize on opportunities to influence changes in U.S. policy that facilitate business opportunities and position clients to play a leading role through engagement with regulators, elected officials, administration officials and key lobbies. Build and manage relationships with key actors that help enhance clients' reputation, advance business goals and facilitate policy reforms. Help clients navigate the complex sensitivities of a highly-charged and divisive issues with entrenched interests on various sides. 


  • Who We Are

    Tomas Bilbao

    Managing Director


    Tomas Bilbao is a public affairs executive with over a decade of experience in shaping public policy while protecting and enhancing the reputation of his clients. With experience in the legislative and executive branches of federal government and the non-for-profit and corporate sectors, Tomas has designed and executed successful campaigns that have positioned clients to influence and take advantage of emerging challenges and opportunities. 


  • Press

    Our Opinions in the Media

    Rather than fear how foreign investment and economic development will make Cuba less "charming," skeptics should understand how, if done properly, sustainable development can make Cuba a more prosperous and attractive destination.

  • Connect With Us


    2308 Mt. Vernon Ave. #360

    Alexandria, VA 22301