Sonja Dosti, APR
Central CA Regional & Membership Chair


Sonja Dosti, APR is the Communications Director for the County of Fresno (County Administrative Office), which serves over one million residents.  She has more than eight years of experience in public sector communications and PR, having served as the head of communications at Central Unified School District before moving to the County of Fresno. Prior to working in communications and PR, she worked in the film and TV industry in Los Angeles as a production, studio, and network executive.

She’s passionate about sharing informative, compelling, and inspiring stories. Her years of working with Academy and Emmy Award-winning directors and writers have contributed to the work she does as a communications and public relations practitioner.  While at Central Unified, her communications team won the National School Public Relations Association’s (NSPRA) 2020 Award of Excellence for a video PSA titled, The Dangers of Sexting, and the 2020 Award of Merit for the video PSA, Hoax Threats. Her Fresno County communications team has won several awards. The Fresno County Fentanyl Awareness Campaign won the 2023 CAPIO Epic Award of Achievement in the Preparedness/Public Safety Education Campaign category, as well as the 2023 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The Juvenile Correctional Officer Promotional Video won the 2023 CAPIO Award of Distinction for In-House Video Production.

She has served CAPIO for almost two years as the Central California Regional and Membership Chair. She’s a proud Star Wars/Marvel/DC/Harry Potter geek, loves to travel, watch movies, read books, and spend time with her family and Golden Retriever, Buddy.