Founding Sponsors

Lucas Public Affairs is a Sacramento-based public affairs firm that develops strategic communications to meet clients’ business and policy objectives, focusing on reputation and issues management, crisis communications and government relations. The firm manages communications and outreach for an array of corporations and interests, and its clients come from a myriad number of industries including energy, sports and entertainment, insurance, local government, transportation, natural resources, health care, business and finance, tourism and education.

Skelton Strategies is a political and cultural strategy firm based in California, led by Karen Skelton. Skelton is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief to all three Shriver Reports.   An award-winning political strategist, lawyer, and author, Skelton's work demonstrates a passion for solving big policy issues and shaping social and business opportunities.  Ms. Skelton works at the intersection of politics, business, communications, law, and policy, having managed some of the most complex and entrepreneurial projects in the nation for Presidents, Vice Presidents, Governors, CEOs, Foundations, moms and families.

The Thomas Law Group combines experience and proven talent with relentless passion in analyzing, understanding and resolving client matters that involve land use and the environment. The firm’s success in such cases reflects a comprehensive approach that incorporates legal expertise into a much wider perspective spanning political, social and policy implications. Achieving positive outcomes within this broader framework requires an understanding of state and local decision making processes, knowledge of hot button topics and real time ability to anticipate legislative developments affecting land use and environmental policy.

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KB8 Consulting’s services include: strategic planning, re-branding, public affairs, public forums, policy advising, and research. Founder, Kelly Boyd, has over twenty-five years’ experience in the public policy and strategic communications realm and has a strong record as a corporate executive and as a long time, trusted advisor to key decision makers in California and in building effective profiles and messaging for her clients to deliver success.


With 12 offices across the western US, plus Washington, DC and Atlantic City, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is where business, law and politics converge. Founded in 1968, Brownstein provides its clients a value that no other western law firm can match—an integrated approach that combines sensible business solutions with 20 years of Capitol Hill perspective. The firm’s 250 lawyers and policy professionals have built a reputation for providing multidisciplinary legal counsel that drives results and connects business leaders to the information they need to make decisions.

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental affordable improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people's health. Through its ‘Health Happens Here’ campaign and ten-year initiative for Building Healthy Communities, The Endowment is creating places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. At its core, The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The California Endowment’s homepage at www.calendow.org

Harbage Consulting is a national health care policy and communications firm based in Sacramento.  Our mission is to promote access to affordable, comprehensive, high-quality health coverage and care, and Harbage Consulting is committed to helping our clients understand, navigate, and succeed in implementing a wide range of health care policies and programs. Our clients span state Medicaid agencies, county and city health departments, state and national health care foundations, consumer advocacy organizations, hospitals, health plans, health systems, trade associations, and labor unions. 

For more than 60 years, Kaiser Pemanente has provided quality health care. Today and in the days to come they are committed to quality. They share this tradition and committment by reaching out to the community, and promoting health and wellness for all. They're dedicated to improving the health of its members and the communites they serve by creating safe, healthy environments and providing care and coverage for all. It is their mission to provide high-quality care,

Marcy and her husband, Morton, own the Arden Fair Mall and are local philanthropists. With a passion for the arts in Sacramento, Marcy is a board member of The California Museum, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, the United Way, the California Alliance, the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento region, and the Leland Stanford Mansion Foundation. She is also currently co-chair of the Crocker Art Museum's largest fundraising campaign. In addition to her work for the arts, she founded the Capital Unity Center that promotes racial and ethnic understanding in Sacramento.

Founding partners Erin Niemela and Emily Pappas merged their clients at the start of 2015 to form Niemela Pappas & Associates. The full-service strategic consulting and advocacy firm manages a wide variety of clients, ranging from product manufacturers in the agricultural, auto, technology, and energy fields to real estate investors, local governments, recyclers, and educational institutions. The expertise and experience of the NPA team also includes Jaime Minor and Tiffany Phan.


Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E CorporationOpens in new Window..


There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in     northern and central California.

SACRAMENTO ADVOCATES Inc., established in 1990, is with its broad-based clientele and well-connected advocates, one of the most prominent governmental relations firms in California.  Emphasizing hard work and personal service, its lobbyists provide legislative and executive branch representation for some of the largest and most widely recognized businesses, trade associations and charities in the Nation. Additionally, the firm provides representation for local governments and a prominent California Indian tribe.

The firm maintains permanent, full-time offices in the Esquire Plaza Building on the K Street Mall, just two blocks away from the California State Capitol, with office facilities provided for our guests and clients.

Media Partners

The California Channel is a public service funded entirely by California's cable television operators as a means to provide Californians direct access to "gavel-to-gavel" proceedings of the California Legislature, and other forums where public policy is discussed, debated, and decided - all withou editing, commentary, or analysis and with a balanced presentation of viewpoints. The network does not receive any state funding. The California Channel, like its model C-SPAN is powerfully simple because of its unselfish display of completely unedited, unbiased legislative news. Learn more at: www.calchannel.com/

Beginning in 1970 as student-operated KERS at Sacramento State, the organization has seen many changes over the years. In 1979, KERS became KXPR, broadcasting classical music, jazz, news and public affairs programming to central valley residents at 23,000 watts. In    the 1980s, KXPR built a new tower, increased their signal      power to 40,000 watts, and was the #8 station out of 255        nationwide broadcasting 24 hours a day. In 1991, KXJZ          signed on at 50,000 watts, broadcasting jazz, news, public      affairs and locally-produced specialty programs. Also in the    1990s, the organization added KXSR in Groveland and          KKTO in Tahoe City, and joined all of its stations under            Capital Public Radio, Inc.

  After 2000, Capital Public Radio added KUOP in Stockton,      KXJS in Sutter, and KQNC in Quincy. In March of 2004,          Capital Public Radio moved in to its new state-of-the-art          broadcast studios and offices on the campus of                        Sacramento State. Over 470,000 listeners tune into                classical, jazz, news and public affairs programming each      week on one of Capital Public Radio's seven stations              serving California's Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada.

Comstock's is the premier monthly business publication in California's capital region. Intriguing, insightful and inquisitive editorial has long been a hallmark of Comstock's. The monthly offering takes an analytical look at the movers, shakers and forces shaping the economic landscape of today and tomorrow. In addition to the industry and trend analysis, Comstock's offers regional focuses, thought provoking deparments, and features that take a look inside business leaders' lives outside the office. In a typical issue, readers can find an insightful mix that may include venture capital, technology and politics.

KCRA 3 is committed to bringing Sacramento area viewers the daily news they need, want, and expect. It has been the market, and often industry, leader in its use of the latest technology and equipment for bringing the latest news and information to local viewers. Continuing to introduce innovative programs, like "Call 3 Call-in," the station demonstrates its continuing dedication to educating, informing, and protecting the KCRA 3 viewers in the Sacramento area.

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Tamara Torlakson


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Mentoring Future Leaders

Run in partnership with the California Center for Civic Participation, She Shares offers a mentorship and networking opportuntiy for young women.


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She Shares offers event sponsorship at many levels for organizations and businesses interested in supporting the next generation of women leaders. Because the California Center for Civic Participation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions to She Shares are tax-deductible.


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