Meet Our 2020 Committee Chairs
Madeline Cline & Andrea Daugherty
Madeline Cline serves as a Legislative Assistant for Renne Public Policy Group, which focuses exclusively on the interests of public agencies. Madeline is an alumnus of the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship where she worked on policy areas such as housing, revenue & taxation, public safety, and natural resources. Madeline graduated from Sonoma State University, where she studied Political Science and Sociology.
Natalie Lenhart is a Senior Program Director at Capitol Impact, a political and social impact consulting firm based in Sacramento. In this role, Natalie works on the implementation of various state, local, and philanthropic social impact initiatives. She specializes in coalition building, cross-sector collaboration, workforce development, education, and strategic planning. Previously, Natalie worked on Assembly and Senate campaigns and spent time as a constituent services representative. She received her B.A. in Comparative Government at UC Berkeley and her Master’s in Public Administration & Policy at the USC Price School of Public Policy.
Erin Norwood and Margo Parks
As a Partner of Norwood Associates, Erin Norwood provides clients with more than a decade of experience and a strong understanding of insurance, technology, health, and consumer issues. Erin has successfully lobbied the California Legislature, Governor’s office, and State Administrative Agencies on significant issues such as workers’ compensation, cable and internet legislation, pharmaceuticals, personal, property and life insurance, taxation, gambling and internet poker legislation. Erin is a graduate from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies with an emphasis in Political Communications. She also is a graduate from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a Master’s of Science in Law.
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Deanna Jarquin and McKinley Thompson-Morley
Deanna Jarquin serves as a Legislative Advocate for the Personal Insurance Federation of California. Prior to joining PIFC, Deanna was a Legislative Aide for Assembly Majority Leader Ian C. Calderon where she primarily advised him on policy issues related to education, insurance and banking and finance. She is an alumnus of the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship. Deanna is a graduated from California State University, Chico with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies.
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Teresa Cooke & Kelsey McQuaid-Craig
Teresa Cooke serves as Senior Policy Advisor for the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck representing trade associations and private corporations on issues related to tax policy, environmental compliance, energy policy, labor practices, emerging technologies and automotives. Her work has included one of the country’s largest energy producers, an investor owned-utility, a major automobile manufacturer as well as numerous interests related to travel and tourism before the State Legislature, Governor’s Office and regulatory agencies. Prior to joining Brownstein, she worked for a top-25 lobbying firm in Sacramento with a focus on the firm’s energy, transportation and tourism-related clients. Before Teresa’s transition into lobbying, she spent more than five years as a volunteer with the California Democratic Party.
Kelsey McQuaid-Craig, MPA, CAE joined California American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in 2012 after working on the boards of local and statewide Democratic Party organizations. She serves as the Director of Policy and Programs, staffing the organization’s Board of Directors, planning the annual conference, among other responsibilities. Prior to that she worked as Program Associate and Government Affairs Associate for California ACEP. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and her Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. She is a Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives.