CMTA welcomes new lobbyist

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Jan. 20, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

This week, CMTA welcomed its newest staff member and advocate, Nicole Rice, who will cover a range of manufacturing issues in the state Capitol.

Rice, who holds a Juris Doctorate (JD), is highly qualified with a wide array of skills and 10 years of experience within the Capitol community.

"The Association and our members are very excited to have Nicole on board," said CMTA President Jack M. Stewart. "We have much work to do in the Capitol to make California a more competitive place for manufacturers, and Nicole is a terrific addition to CMTA's lobbying team."

Over the past ten years, Rice has worked as a consultant for the Roger Niello for Senate campaign, a community affairs manager for the Nehemiah Corporation of America, a legislative policy strategist for Strategic Counsel PLC, a deputy director for the California Department of Consumer Affairs, a deputy secretary for Appointments in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration, and a public affairs representative for Southern California Edison.

Rice received her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1998 and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University of Hayward in 1994.

Rice joins CMTA lobbyists Dorothy Rothrock, Mike Rogge, and Greg Hines, as well as additional Association advocates at McHugh, Koepke & Associates. She replaces CMTA's former lobbyist, Cynthia Leon, who went to work in the government relations department for International Paper.

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