Chris Kahn
Vice Chair


Chris Kahn is the founder and owner of Chris Kahn Consulting, a comprehensive governmental relations and advocacy firm operating in Sacramento for over five years, which has represented a vast variety of industries and interests with clients ranging from government and utility entities to health, business and technology companies.

Bringing more than 20 years of experience working with state and local governments, Mr. Kahn served as Legislative Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a member of the Governor’s senior staff, overseeing the Governor’s Legislative Unit and staff for the State of California’s 81 departments and agencies.

After graduating with dual bachelor degrees from the University of Oregon in political science and communications, Mr. Kahn began his legislative career as a California State Senate fellow. He has served as Chief of Staff to two members of the California State Legislature as well held positions as Deputy Secretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency and Chief Deputy Legislative Secretary for Governor Pete Wilson. In addition, he worked on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

Currently, Mr. Kahn resides in Sacramento with his wife Floreine and their two children Megan and Matthew.