Michael Parada
Senior Associate, Creative

Communications Manager, Climate Resolve

Associate, Urban Land Institute (Los Angeles)

Graphic Designer, Gibson Dunn


Michael Parada is a senior associate on the HPS Creative team. He works with a variety of clients to develop and deliver strategic and imaginative solutions for their communications needs.

Prior to joining HPS, Michael served as communications manager for Climate Resolve, a solutions-oriented climate advocacy organization. During his tenure, he expanded the reach of the organization’s mission using social media, informative reports, strategic partnerships, event coverage, press relations, and digital media management. Michael was tasked with translating complex and emotionally dense information into compelling, yet digestible communications products.

Previously, Michael worked at the Los Angeles chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), where he produced over 50 events annually and provided administrative assistance to a variety of member-led committees. While at ULI, he founded the organization’s very first LGBTQ+ collective, which quickly spread to other chapters. Michael also has extensive experience working in the arts sector, having held several positions at notable arts institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Gladstone Gallery, and the Museum of Jurassic Technology.

A proud native and current resident of Los Angeles, Michael received his bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, concentrating in Art, Culture, and Technology.