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Team

The SoCal Advocacy team is comprised of a collaborative team of professionals that bring a wealth of diverse experience, networks and expertise to creating solutions and cultivating opportunities for our family of clientele.

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Tracey Chavira

Principal

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Capitol Advocacy

Collaborative Partner

 
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Edward J. Rendon

Principal

Ed is a seasoned government relations professional with over 25 years of experience in the field. He has significant expertise working on behalf of a broad spectrum of client interests in the public and private sector including: education, transportation, tech, major retail chains, health insurance providers, long-term care providers, tax and consultancy groups, consumer product and home improvement companies.

Ed has a proven track record when dealing with all levels of business and government, and leads the team of government relations professionals here at SoCal Advocacy.  He is a graduate of Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University and earned a Master of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in Guidance & Counseling.

In addition to his Southern California responsibilities, he is a member of the lobbying team at Capitol Advocacy, one of Sacramento’s top lobbying firms.

 
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Tracey Chavira

 

Collaborative Partner

Tracey is Principal of Downtown LA-based Veritas Public Affairs and brings more than 20 years of government and political experience. An eight-year veteran of Los Angeles City Hall, Tracey gained first-hand experience about the inner workings of local policy, procedures and politics.

 

Tracey leverages her public affairs and government relations expertise to serve clients seeking to engage with elected officials and key decision-makers, navigate public agencies to overcome roadblocks, build coalitions to voice policy concerns, as well as elevate brand recognition for maximum marketing exposure.

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Tracey Chavira

Principal

Tracey brings more than 20 years of government and political experience. An eight-year veteran of Los Angeles City Hall, Tracey gained first-hand experience about the inner workings of local policy, procedures and politics.

Tracey leverages her public affairs and government relations expertise to serve clients seeking to engage with elected officials and key decision-makers, navigate public agencies to overcome roadblocks, build coalitions to voice policy concerns, as well as elevate brand recognition for maximum marketing exposure.

 
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Michael is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of two companies - Transcend Health, a healthcare startup focused on bringing direct primary care to employers at their worksite, and Alliance Medical Consulting, a leader in providing preventive healthcare services to patients with diabetes and other chronic health conditions.  Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Michael spent a number of years working in sales, management and business development for companies like Thermo Fisher Scientific and Merck. Michael holds a BA in Administrative Studies from UC Riverside and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

He also currently serves as the Chair of the Small Business Council at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and is on the Executive Board of Governors for the Chamber.  As a small business owner himself, Mr. Ochoa has been influential in impacting policy change and procurement opportunities to help small businesses thrive in the LA Region.

 
 
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Capitol Advocacy

 

Collaborative Partner

We are the leading experts in California’s state policy, process, and politics. Successful commitment to our clients is evident, as our clients stay with us for decades. Our experience is broad, long-standing, and in-depth.

At Capitol Advocacy, we’re known for more than our ability to win. We have built a reputation for becoming policy experts and for providing strategic direction that creates success for our clients and anticipates problems before there’s a crisis. However, when needed, we are full partners when a critical problem arises, assisting with strategic responses and crisis communications.

www.capitoladvocacy.com

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