Office Managing Director
Gregory G.  Hayes

Gregory G. Hayes

Policy Director


Long-time legislative strategist. Communications consultant and political advisor. Entrepreneur and former executive with hands-on experience in the California State Legislature.

Greg Hayes combines his political and business background to provide advocacy and public affairs counsel for Fortune 500 companies and leading voices in the technology sector doing business in California. Before becoming an advocate for businesses on state and local policy issues, Greg served as the communications director for then state Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), who later served as Senate president pro tempore. He helped direct office strategy and was the senator’s chief speechwriter penning op-eds printed in major publications across the country. Greg also served as an energy advisor and was a key player in the development of Proposition 39.

Prior to his work in the California Legislature, Greg co-founded a bioenergy company and held executive positions in the financial services industry. This work with startups gives Greg insight into all aspects of business and the risks and challenges companies face. When combined with his tenure in the California Legislator, Greg has the unique vantage point of being able to translate how businesses can navigate government relations in Sacramento.

Greg’s diverse communications background includes serving as managing director for international public relations firm Hill and Knowlton, senior account manager with the Sacramento-based public relations and advertising firm Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn and as a legislative aide and press secretary to four state senators in California. 

Greg currently serves as the managing director of the firm's Sacramento office, which has more than doubled in size under his leadership.

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B.S., 1991, University of California, Davis