Representing top-drawer clients from the worlds of finance, energy, labor, sports, telecommunications and entertainment, Greg Campbell is widely recognized as one of the most influential and effective lobbyists in Sacramento.
A proven strategist, problem solver, and crisis manager, Greg has been at the center of California policy and politics for more than 20 years, maintaining deep relationships with lawmakers, state and local elected officials, and administration appointees.
Greg is highly skilled at navigating the landscape in the Capitol, helping clients avoid pitfalls, leading negotiations, and managing the legislative process from first contact to final success. He is equally at home in the political arena, having led the teams behind several winning legislative and initiative campaigns.
Greg began his career working in the Capitol in senior staff positions for five Assembly Speakers, including serving as Chief of Staff to Speakers Toni G. Atkins and John A. Pérez--the only person ever to have served as Chief of Staff to two successive Speakers.
In addition to being responsible for the Assembly's multi-million dollar budget and 1,300 employees, Greg developed strategies and directed efforts that led to historic successes, including expanding health care coverage, restoring majority-vote budgeting, and increasing revenue that allowed California to recover from recession and build reserves for the future.
With his unique combination of experience, contacts, and tenacity, Greg continues to provide invaluable service to clients seeking an insider’s expertise to help them achieve their desired policy and political outcomes.
Greg holds degrees in Political Science and Rhetoric and Communications from the University of California, Davis. He lives in Davis with his wife, Janell and their two children, Sean and Siena.
Angie Manetti brings seven years of legislative experience including working on various high-profile issues during her time in and outside of the Legislature. Her expertise rests within her ability to navigate challenging issues amidst unfavorable political environments. Angie's extensive knowledge of the legislative process coupled with strong relationships in the State Capitol have yielded many legislative successes.
Prior to joining Campbell Strategy and Advocacy, Angie served as Director of Government Affairs for the California Retailers Association. In her capacity, Angie oversaw a broad portfolio of issues including labor, tax, product stewardship, goods pricing and regulation, and healthcare. Serving as the front-line of defense for the retail industry, Angie's advocacy focused on preserving the presence and operations of various Fortune 500 retailers in the State and at the local level. She attributes her success on retail issues to her keen ability in establishing an appropriate balance between California's legislative priorities and the capabilities of businesses.
These skills were fostered during her time in the California State Senate where she served as a Legislative Aide for Alex Padilla, current Secretary of State. During her time in the Legislature, she staff historic legislation, which provided the nation's first plastic bag ban and the creation of California's earthquake early warning system.
Angie's broad expertise, key relationships, and strategic planning are a testament to her effectiveness. She continues to be an instrumental advocate within the Capitol community and strives for ideal outcomes on behalf or her clients.
Angie holds a degree in political science from Sacramento State University. She lives with her daughter Nyah.
Jill Rulon has over 25 years of experience working in and supporting government advocacy, public affairs, media relations, grass roots and fundraising.
Most recently Jill was with the California Retailers Association fulfilling various roles including administration, accounting, fundraising, finance, office management and event planning. Prior to joining CRA, she served as senior Vice President for the California Grocers Association overseeing sales/marketing, communications, membership, administration/operations, strategic planning, events, community relations, research and liaison to several communities including the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She also served as liaison to the CGA Educational Foundation Board of Trustees and California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation.
Previously Jill served as director, state government relations for the Food Marketing Institute. In that role, she helped to shape state legislative trends across the country. She also took part in various federal legislative efforts.
Ms. Rulon has served on the following: American Society of Association Executives, California Society of Association Executives, Coalition for Responsible Tobacco Retailing, Network of Executive Women, Community Health Council for Food Development, Statewide Food Industry Disaster Preparedness & Response, Federal Bureau of Investigation InfraGard, State of California Emergency Partnership Advisory Workgroup, California Statewide Emergency Planning Committee, Ready San Diego Business Alliance Advisory Council, Business Executives for National Security, California Resiliency Alliance, Community Emergency Response Team, Sacramento Waldorf School Board of Trustees, Rudolf Steiner College Board of Trustees.
Jill holds degrees in employment relations and psychology from Michigan State University. She lives with her husband Scott and their two sons, Michael and Nicholas.
A Capitol veteran, Marla Cowan brings over twenty years of legislative experience to Campbell Strategy and Advocacy. Her strong understanding of legislative rules and procedures empowered her to successfully and effectively navigate policy measures through the Legislature. In addition to her extensive legislative knowledge, she brings a strong understanding of and experience with the budget process to round out her legislative background.
During her tenure in the Capitol, Marla spent time in both the Assembly and Senate serving as staff for Assembly members Tom Bates and Dion Aroner, and Senator Loni Hancock, in addition to two Assembly Speakers, Robert Hertzberg and Herb Wesson.
Most recently Marla was the Legislative Director for Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula, Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Marla ran point for all budget issues related to human services for the Chair, working closely with legislative staff, budget staff, the Administration and advocates. Her ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders is unparalleled. She played a key role in many budget negotiations which included: establishing the CalWORKs Home Visiting program, removing the ban limiting SSI/SSP recipients from receiving CalFresh benefits, establishing a statewide urgent response phone line for foster youth and their caregivers to access in times of crisis, as well as establishing a program to allow more access to clean water in disadvantage communities.
Marla has worked on a wide range of policy issues during her time in the Legislature. She has successfully had numerous bills signed into law in a variety of policy areas including: health, human services, judiciary, local government, mental health, public safety and transportation.
Marla holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from the University of California, Davis. She lives in Davis with her husband Sean, son Andrew, and daughter Peyton.
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