Mr. Govenar is a Partner at Governmental Advocates, Inc., having joined the firm in 2000 as a lobbyist and strategic communications expert. Mr. Govenar works on a number of issue areas and has expertise in business, environment/commercial fishing, health care, manufactured housing, nonprofits/museums, professional major league sports/entertainment, state procurement, tribal gaming, and workers’ compensation issues.
Prior to joining Governmental Advocates, Mr. Govenar served as Deputy Press Secretary to a former Speaker of the Assembly and held the same position for a former Senate President pro Tempore. In his professional capacity Mr. Govenar was also a Consultant to the Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, was a Consultant at Nelson Communications Group, a statewide public relations firm, and served as Director of Communications for the California Inaugural Committee for Gray Davis.
Mr. Govenar is experienced at coordinating legislative advocacy programs, corporate public relations efforts and legislative education initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, professional associations and non-profits. Mr. Govenar also has extensive local election expertise having overseen daily operations on a local growth initiative and daily media relations and grassroots coalition efforts on a statewide ballot measure.
Mr. Govenar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.
Mr. Govenar lives in Sacramento with his wife, two daughters, and their golden retriever.
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