CJAC: Civil Justice Association of California

Staff

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

Kimberly Stone, President

Kimberly Stone, President

Kimberly Stone became just the third person to serve as CJAC’s president in January 2011. She had served for five years as the Association’s Legislative Director and then Vice President-Legislation before joining Blue Shield of California as its Director of Government Affairs in August 2010.

Katherine Pettibone, Legislative Director

Katherine Pettibone, Legislative Director

Katherine Pettibone became CJAC’s Legislative Director in September 2010. A 2006 graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Pettibone previously served as a Senior Legislative Analyst in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

Rick Rivas, Director of Public Affairs

Rick Rivas, Director of Public Affairs

Rick Rivas, who joined CJAC in June 2007, directs CJAC’s political research program, the California Project. He oversees CJAC’s campaign contribution tracking project, Latino outreach, and membership development.

Julie Stevens, FairPAC Director

Julie Stevens, FairPAC Director

Julie Stevens, who joined CJAC in June 2013, directs CJAC’s political action committee. Prior to joining CJAC, Stevens worked as the Deputy Finance Director for Speaker John A. Pérez at Assembly Democrats.

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.

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