Greg Campbell has been at the center of California’s public policy and politics for nearly 20 years. A consistent fixture on Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 list of influential leaders, Greg has worked in senior staff positions for the last five Assembly Speakers including serving as Chief of Staff to Speakers Toni G. Atkins and John A. Perez. Since the inception of the full-time Legislature, Greg is the only person to have been Chief of Staff to two successive Speakers.
In addition to his many responsibilities managing the Assembly's $156 million budget and 1,300 employees, Greg has developed the strategies and led the teams that have tackled some of the biggest issues California has faced. Medi-Cal Expansion, the 2014 Water Bond, pension and workers’ compensation reform, the Rainy Day Fund and turning a $20 Billion structural budget deficit into ongoing structural surpluses are only a few of the major issues Greg has steered to success.
Greg also helped the Assembly effectively navigate two major political and policy changes that occurred through the initiative process, implementing majority-vote budgeting, which has produced a string of on-time, balanced budgets, and helping maneuver the Legislature’s successful transition toward the era of extended term limits.
As a leading political strategist for the Assembly Democrats, Greg also guided the political team that assisted the Speaker in raising the funds necessary to grow the Assembly Democratic Majority. Under Greg’s direction, the Assembly Democrats achieved historic levels of success over the last six years including 2010 when the Assembly Democrats were the only state legislative house in the country to protect all incumbents and pick up a Republican held seat.From setting the right strategy at the beginning of a campaign to leading the final negotiations that take legislation to the Governor’s desk for signature, Greg Campbell has the knowledge and skills to expertly guide clients through California’s legislative process and shape political outcomes.
Greg holds degrees in Political Science and Rhetoric and Communications from the University of California, Davis. He lives in Davis with his wife, Janell and their two children, Sean and Siena.
Angie Manetti brings seven years of legislative experience including working on various high-profile issues during her time in and outside of the Legislature. Her expertise rests within her ability to navigate challenging issues amidst unfavorable political environments. Angie's extensive knowledge of the legislative process coupled with strong relationships in the State Capitol have yielded many legislative successes.
Prior to joining Campbell Strategy and Advocacy, Angie served as Director of Government Affairs for the California Retailers Association. In her capacity, Angie oversaw a broad portfolio of issues including labor, tax, product stewardship, goods pricing and regulation, and healthcare. Serving as the front-line of defense for the retail industry, Angie's advocacy focused on preserving the presence and operations of various Fortune 500 retailers in the State and at the local level. She attributes her success on retail issues to her keen ability in establishing an appropriate balance between California's legislative priorities and the capabilities of businesses.
These skills were fostered during her time in the California State Senate where she served as a Legislative Aide for Alex Padilla, current Secretary of State. During her time in the Legislature, she staff historic legislation, which provided the nation's first plastic bag ban and the creation of California's earthquake early warning system.
Angie's broad expertise, key relationships, and strategic planning are a testament to her effectiveness. She continues to be an instrumental advocate within the Capitol community and strives for ideal outcomes on behalf or her clients.
Angie holds a degree in political science from Sacramento State University. She lives with her daughter Nyah.
Jill Rulon has over 25 years of experience working in and supporting government advocacy, public affairs, media relations, grass roots and fundraising.
Most recently Jill was with the California Retailers Association fulfilling various roles including administration, accounting, fundraising, finance, office management and event planning. Prior to joining CRA, she served as senior Vice President for the California Grocers Association overseeing sales/marketing, communications, membership, administration/operations, strategic planning, events, community relations, research and liaison to several communities including the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She also served as liaison to the CGA Educational Foundation Board of Trustees and California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation.
Previously Jill served as director, state government relations for the Food Marketing Institute. In that role, she helped to shape state legislative trends across the country. She also took part in various federal legislative efforts.
Ms. Rulon has served on the following: American Society of Association Executives, California Society of Association Executives, Coalition for Responsible Tobacco Retailing, Network of Executive Women, Community Health Council for Food Development, Statewide Food Industry Disaster Preparedness & Response, Federal Bureau of Investigation InfraGard, State of California Emergency Partnership Advisory Workgroup, California Statewide Emergency Planning Committee, Ready San Diego Business Alliance Advisory Council, Business Executives for National Security, California Resiliency Alliance, Community Emergency Response Team, Sacramento Waldorf School Board of Trustees, Rudolf Steiner College Board of Trustees.
Jill holds degrees in employment relations and psychology from Michigan State University. She lives with her husband Scott and their two sons, Michael and Nicholas.