San Jose, CA – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Justin Hyer as Vice President, Government Relations. Based in Sacramento, Justin will serve as an in-house legislative advocate, leading the group’s advocacy team and working with contract lobbyist Kris Rosa of Rostrum to provide the Leadership Group team with valuable insight into the workings of California’s legislative and political processes. In this role, Justin will help advance public policy priorities that support and further the Innovation Economy, California’s economic competitiveness, and the quality of life for Silicon Valley’s workforce.
Previously, Justin served as the Director of Government Affairs at the political consulting and public affairs firm Meridian Pacific. There, he served in several roles for nearly eight years. He managed strategy for corporate and political accounts, working with Fortune 100 companies and industry groups to develop and execute effective political and public affairs campaigns.
Justin is a graduate of the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship program as well as Equality California’s Leadership Academy, a program dedicated to equipping the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders for public service. His previous experience also includes campaign management, media/public relations for corporate clients, and experience in government offices at the city, county and state level.
Justin grew up in the small farm town of Winters, CA and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Azusa Pacific University. Justin’s first day with the Leadership Group was December 9. He can be reached at [email protected]
Justin is available for media interviews upon request.
About Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 345 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Svlg.org
Contact: Pam Kelly
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January 15, 2020