SVLG Staff Spotlight: VP of Government Relations Voleck Taing

Voleck Taing, SVLG’s Vice President of Governmental Relations (they/them), was first bitten by the Sacramento bug during an elementary school field trip. Over the subsequent years, they developed a passion for politics and public policy, which fueled more than a decade of public service as a legislative aide in the State Capitol. Their legislative career touched on a wide range of business, social and environmental issues impacting Silicon Valley and across the State of California — from helping to establish a statewide Blockchain Working Group to advocating on behalf of social justice and economic development priorities. 

Today, Voleck adeptly serves as SVLG’s chief representative in Sacramento, providing counsel to our more than 350 member companies on the intricacies of the legislative process while advancing our robust innovation ecosystem agenda.

Voleck is one of the newer members of the SVLG team, so we wanted to help you get to know them better. But don’t just check out this story – if you find yourself in Sacramento, you’ve got a standing invite to meet with them for a friendly sit down over a cup of coffee or a stroll around the Capitol grounds. Reach out today to say hello!

Q: What motivates you in your work at SVLG?

A: SVLG’s member companies are a diverse mix of industries with varying interests. I am proud to be leading the effort on policy to ensure the Silicon Valley continues to be a driving force of business communities’ success and the wellness of Silicon Valley residents.

Q: Which of your accomplishments at SVLG do you value the most?

A: While I’ve only been with SVLG for just 6 months, closing out this two-year Legislative year with several key policy wins has been the best accomplishment thus far. I’m sure there will be more other accomplishments to report in the near future. 

Q: What did you do before you came to work at SVLG?

A: Before joining the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, I worked for the California Legislature for many years – 11 years, to be exact. Those formidable years allowed me to understand the intricacy of politics, especially impactful decisions made by factors like region of the state, ideology, constituent  issues, and more.

Q: What are some of your favorite books, movies, or TV shows?

A: I’m a huge fan of John Steinbeck’s work and have collected most of this author’s work.  

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in the Sacramento area?

A: As an avid eater, there are too many to mention for this blog post. However, a few current favorites are Tiger, Adamo, and Kru.