|Rice University, Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
Ricardo Reyes is the Vice President of Communications at Tesla Motors, which he joined in August of 2009. Prior to joining Tesla, Ricardo worked as a Google Executive as the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at YouTube. He previously handled litigation, competition and policy communications for the online search, services and products company.
Before that, Ricardo spent a decade working on public policy and communications in Washington, D.C., including two years at law firm Bracewell and Giuliani LLC, where he led crisis consulting and communications management services. Among the corporate and political clients he advised, Reyes worked with automotive suppliers as they faced major changes to their business structure.
Reyes has served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public and Media Affairs. From 2001 to 2004, he was a spokesman for international trade policy and an adviser to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.