Alice Kessler is the Co-Leader of the California Government Law & Policy Group in the firm’s Sacramento office. She is an accomplished legislative strategist and leader with a track record of rapid advancement grounded in proven strategic and communication talents, collaborative skills, and trusted integrity. Alice has deep relationships with California policymakers, thought leaders, and community-based organizations. She leverages her well-honed skills to build consensus, gain buy-in, and motivate team members and partners.
Alice helped to launch the startup state advocacy practice at one of the largest public affairs consultancies on the West Coast, where she worked to advance the interests of technology firms, automakers, trade associations, and local government entities. As managing partner for one of the fastest growing lobbying firms in Sacramento, she oversaw all business operations and represented clients in the areas of energy, technology, health care, and education.
She has led policy and community initiatives in the San Francisco and North Bay Area markets for the largest cable television and broadband provider in the United States. She has also directed all legislative, political, and administrative advocacy for a $12 million organization that has been the driving force behind some of the most comprehensive civil-rights protections in the nation for LGBTQ+ individuals.
Alice also volunteers her time for her community. Among other honors, she has been recognized as an individual who has made an impact on the movement to secure full and lasting equality for LGBTQ+ people. She has appeared extensively in print, broadcast, and radio media, including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, and San Diego Union Tribune.