A long-time lobbyist and chief executive serving non-profits, Josh offers a history of bringing together stakeholders and decision-makers, to forge lasting policy solutions to the many challenges facing California-based organizations and communities.
Having proudly served the California Transit Association and its members for more than 30 years, Josh is thought of by many in Sacramento as “the transit guy.” His knowledge base and contacts extend well beyond public transportation issues – in the broader transportation field, Josh also expertly navigates the complex statutory and regulatory pathways that govern highways, streets & roads, goods movement, vehicles, self-help and planning processes, air quality, and a variety of alternative and emerging mobility models.
Josh works regularly with a variety of public agencies in California to enhance local communities through pursuit of policy and funding goals across numerous responsibility areas, including environmental, housing, labor, infrastructure and taxation.
He’s particularly adept at delivering budget and funding answers for clients seeking support from California government.
A founding partner in the firm, Josh also supports many of SYASL’s private sector clients, including several Fortune 100 companies. Integral to maintaining and growing California’s economy, companies and trade associations utilize Josh’s network of government contacts to ensure competitive advantages obtain and regulatory hurdles balance the state’s interests with the need to retain innovative edges.
He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the University of California’s Institutes of Transportation Studies. He has served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American Public Transportation Association, as Vice Chair of State Affairs.
Josh holds a Master of Arts degree in American Government and Politics & Public Administration, from the University of California at Davis, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
He lives in Sacramento, with Silvia and their son William.