CJAC: Civil Justice Association of California

Staff

Meet the team that is working to advance a more business-friendly environment in California.

Marva Diaz, Vice President of Strategy Development

Marva Diaz, Vice President of Strategy Development

Marva Diaz serves as CJAC’s Vice President of Strategy Development. With over 17 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, she has successfully worked on over 100 bills and collaborated on over 600 campaigns, ranging from internal corporate campaigns to gubernatorial races.

Carlos Gutierrez, Political Director

Carlos Gutierrez, Political Director

Carlos Gutierrez serves as CJAC’s Political Director. With over 10 years of political experience in both the public and private sectors, Carlos has built a name for himself as a successful campaign and communication strategist.

Susan Loscotoff, Finance and Operations Manager

Susan Loscotoff, Finance and Operations Manager

Susan Loscotoff is CJAC’s Finance and Operations Manager. Susan was previously our Legislative Aide coordinating our legislative department’s activities. Prior to joining CJAC, Susan worked as a Compliance Coordinator for a High-Tech company in San Francisco working directly with state and local agencies nationwide to ensure the company’s freedom to operate.

Fred J. Hiestand, General Counsel

Fred J. Hiestand, General Counsel

Fred J. Hiestand, CJAC General Counsel, manages the Appellate Program. Mr. Hiestand has nearly 30 years of appellate experience. He participates in oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in cases where CJAC has filed an amicus brief and is consulted by appellate attorneys preparing cases for argument.

Jesse Vallejo, Legislative Aide

Jesse Vallejo, Legislative Aide

Jesse Vallejo has been brought on as our new Legislative Aide. Jesse was previously a Public Policy intern at CJAC where he conducted in depth research for The California Project. He is a recent graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has over four years of grassroots campaign experience.

Jamie Price,  Event and Membership Consultant

Jamie Price, Event and Membership Consultant

Ms. Price has been composing, directing and executing events for various organizations for 15 plus years. Her experience spans the private sector as well as non-profit fundraising and corporate event planning.

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