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Successfully navigating the crossroads of politics and policy.

Dana Williamson, Owner

Dana Williamson is one of California’s most influential government relations and political strategists. She is known for her ability to deftly navigate both the politics and policy of complex issues from energy, healthcare, education and environmental policy to the state budget and regulatory processes. During her 25-year career, she has won some of the most high-profile ballot measures and other political campaigns in California.

Regularly named as one of Capitol Weekly’s “Top 100” influential leaders, Williamson has been a trusted adviser to leaders at the highest level of government. She served in the Clinton Administration and has worked for two California Governors, as well as for California State Legislative leaders. Most recently she was Cabinet Secretary to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., where she managed eleven state agencies and associated departments, the Governor’s external affairs team and the Washington, DC office.

In addition to her work in government, Williamson has been a senior political strategist on a variety of winning statewide campaigns including: Yes on Proposition 30 (Education Tax), Yes on Proposition 1 (Water Bond) and Proposition 2 (Rainy Day Fund) and the No on Proposition 53 (Revenue Bond) campaigns and Proposition 57 (Criminal Justice Reform). In 2018, she managed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s campaign and continues to serve as his political adviser.

Williamson has also served in senior roles in the business and non-profit sectors. She was Director of Public Affairs at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Associate Vice President of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte where she managed public affairs and campaigns for the largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the Country.

She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, Davis and lives in Elk Grove with her husband Mark and four children Adam, Sam, Andrew and Grace.

Dan Seeman, Partner

Dan Seeman brings over a decade of policy and political experience in both the Governor’s Office and the State Legislature. Seeman most recently served as deputy cabinet secretary to Governor Newsom where he advised on matters related to corrections, public safety, and criminal justice. Prior to that, Dan was deputy legislative secretary to Governor Jerry Brown, legislative consultant to State Senator Mark Leno and legislative analyst at the California Air Resources Board (CARB) where he focused on climate issues. Seeman began his career at the State Capitol as a legislative aide to State Senator Fran Pavley. Seeman graduated from McGill University and currently lives in Sacramento with his wife, daughter, and cat Chris.

Trevor Rodgers, Organizing Director

Trevor brings to the team more than a decade of experience in political and grassroots campaigns. He has previously served as the Congressional Campaigns Director for the California Democratic Party, Political Director for Xavier Becerra for Attorney General, and many other state and national political campaigns. Trevor has worked community groups, non-profits, and labor organizations to expand the California Earned Income Tax Credit to a billion-dollar program and ensure that those eligible were able to claim it. Trevor is originally from Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Government. He currently resides in Sacramento.

Izzy Gardon, Digital Director

In his role at Grace Public Affairs, Izzy currently serves as digital director to Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s re-election campaign — where he manages the campaign’s small-donor digital fundraising program and social media footprint.

Before joining Grace Public Affairs, he was appointed as assistant press secretary to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and briefly served as assistant deputy of digital media to Governor Gavin Newsom. Izzy graduated from Seattle University with a degree in political science and began his career in Sacramento as an executive fellow with California State University, Sacramento’s Capital Fellows Program.

Outside of work, Izzy is active in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood — the community he was raised in — and currently serves on the advisory board of Operation Ohana, a nonprofit helping families through cancer.