A new administration and $209 billion budget. A looming presidential election. A seemingly intractable housing crisis. The political arena in the state capital is a shifting landscape with ripples reaching far and wide.
Our panel of insiders will provide an insightful look at hot legislative topics, Gavin Newsom’s tenure so far and the 2020 elections.
Don’t miss this dive into Sacramento politics and what it all means for our backyard. Plug your whole team in the Sac scene with a table for eight.
Registration includes lunch and program.
Aneesh Raman, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Now a senior advisor on strategy and external affairs, Raman comes from five years in the tech industry, most recently as head of economic and social impact at Facebook. He held multiple positions in the Obama administration after starting his career as a foreign reporter for CNN, including a year as a war correspondent in Iraq.
Keely Bosler, California Department of Finance
As director of the finance department, Bosler is the governor’s chief fiscal policy advisor and oversees the state budget for the world’s fifth-largest economy. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in the state’s legislative and executive branches. Before her current post, Bosler served as former Gov. Brown’s cabinet secretary, directing day-to-day affairs and overseeing all 11 state agencies and 70 departments.
Dane Hutchings, Renne Public Policy Group
Hutchings is a legislative advocate and political strategist specializing in pension reform as well as labor and unemployment policy. Before joining RPPG as director of governmental affairs earlier this year, Hutchings was the legislative representative and federal policy liaison for the League of California Cities, advocating for cities on the state and federal level.
Wendy Wendt, Executive Director at First 5 San Luis Obispo County
Wendy Wendt is dedicated to advocating for the wellbeing of young children and their families on the Central Coast and across California. In addition to years as a member of the SLO Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee, Wendt brings nearly two decades experience as a facilitator and strategic planner in a variety of fields including education, the arts, criminal justice and health care to her role as moderator.