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Press Release|December 7, 2020

AGC of California Expands Government Affairs Team

The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) is pleased to announce the hire of Manny S. Leon, Vice President of Government Affairs

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) is pleased to announce the hire of Manny S. Leon, Vice President of Government Affairs.

Leon comes to AGC of California after having served as the Principal Consultant to the California State Senate Committee on Transportation for more than five years. Prior to that, he served as Senior Consultant for the Assembly Transportation Committee. Leon has worked on legislation and policy issues that covered the Department of Motor Vehicles, Caltrans, the High-Speed Rail Authority, regional planning, transportation finance, project delivery, and much more. In 2017, Leon was the lead staff to the Transportation Chair, Jim Beall (San Jose) for Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 595 (Regional Measure 3).

After obtaining his Master’s degree in Public Administration, Leon was selected to the Assembly Fellows Program where he worked for then-Assembly member John Laird. He worked for the Mayor of Riverside and the Orange County Transportation Authority before returning to Sacramento. He is an appointed member and Chair of the City of Sacramento’s Administration, Investment, and Fiscal Management Board.

“We are thrilled to have Manny on our team,” said Peter Tateishi, CEO, AGC. “His skill sets and vast industry experience are aligned with the AGC of California mission and goals moving into 2021 and beyond.”

Leon will oversee Government Relations for AGC of California, managing a team of five supporting AGC’s legislative, regulatory, and advocacy efforts at the state and local level.

“I am eager to become part of the AGC family and advance the impressive work already being done.  I am passionate about this industry, shaping policy and effecting change.” said Manny Leon.  I look forward to doing what I love with AGC of California and our valued members.”

At AGC of California, we believe the construction industry is vital to the success of California. Together, our members actively create opportunities to build and strengthen our state. We are passionate about shaping policy, improving industry relationships, and developing our workforce.  Manny’s expertise is one more way we can ensure our members are best served.

About Associated General Contractors of California 
Founded in 1920, the Associated General Contractors of California has been the premier organization of choice by experienced and next generation construction and contracting professionals. Through dedicated advocacy, education, career development and networking opportunities, AGC members receive top-tier access with state and local governments, while connecting with industry leaders through innovative programs and events. Visit agcofcabeta.wpengine.com for more information.

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