Luis brings a decade of political and policy experience to Miller, Cespedes, and Associates that has proven valuable to numerous clients in the government sector.
Luis was lead lobbyist for the Western States Petroleum Association where he handled various aspects of energy policy. In this role, Luis helped accomplish the association’s goals of ensuring consumers have continued access to energy products through policies that are socially, economically, and environmentally responsible.
Prior to this position, Luis served as Chief of Staff in the Assembly, where he worked on directing both policy and district staff to ensure that initiatives surrounding constituents’ quality of life were achieved. Luis also worked for Blue Shield of California during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California.
Luis also served as Co-Chair of the California Latino Capitol Association, a nonprofit organization aimed towards promoting the professional development of those in the Capitol Community.
Luis is a graduate of California State University Sacramento with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Luis lives in Sacramento with his wife, Heather.
George brings together a lifetime of relationships and contacts with over 25 years of frontline advocacy experience to his clients. His reputation as a dedicated advocate and his professional achievements are a result of his skillful navigation California’s complex regulatory and political environment.
George’s training as an attorney enhance his legislative expertise relating to issues affecting transportation, taxation, health care and energy. He also previously ran a regional governmental affairs operation for MetLife, one of the nations’ leading providers of insurance and financial services, and worked on financial issues with state regulators and legislatures in 13 states.
Early in his career, George served as Assistant Counsel to the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. George earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in both International Relations and Sociology from the University of South Carolina and Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
George and his wife Wendy live in El Dorado Hills where they raised their two daughters and a son.
Larisa brings over two decades of proven experience in public policy and government advocacy in issues affecting financial services, health care, energy and manufacturing.
Larisa’s extensive experience in the private sector, passion for public policy development and knack for coalition building all contribute to her ability to serve as an effective liaison between public and private interests. Larisa possesses valuable experience in coalition building for statewide campaigns, managing government relations multi-state strategies for a large financial institution, to partnering in one of the state’s largest government relations firms to co- launching Miller, Cespedes & Associates.
Larisa is active in a variety of nonprofit organizations and boards, including Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Growth Public Schools and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Larisa was recently recognized by the Sacramento Bee as one of its 60 statewide public policy “influencers.”
Larisa earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Education from the University of California at Berkeley. Larisa and her husband David live in Sacramento with their daughter.