Paul Miner’s focus is on state and local legislative, regulatory, and procurement matters in California, as well as other western states.
Paul has over twenty years of government, government affairs, and policy expertise. Paul has experience working for two California Governors, a United States Senator, and the California State Legislature. Given his bipartisan acumen in the public sector, Paul was able to seamlessly translate his high-level experience, into the private sector. Paul has had a highly accomplished tenure at two Fortune 100 companies, managing government affairs, and regulatory compliance. During his ten years with the General Electric Company as the Western Executive for State and Local Government Affairs and Policy, Paul managed major issues across GE’s vast business portfolio, including healthcare, oil and gas, transportation and locomotives, environmental regulations, taxation, as well as state and local procurement.
Prior to GE, Paul served as government affairs and compliance counsel for E & J Gallo Winery, where much of this time was spent on taxation and ATF matters. His government work includes serving as a senior policy and political adviser to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. During his tenure with the former Governor, Paul was the architect of Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Performance Review, an unparalleled top-to-bottom review and reform of California’s executive branch conducted by 275 state employees on six- month voluntary leave from their various departments, commissions, and agencies.
Prior to working with Schwarzenegger, Paul was Director of Governor Pete Wilson’s Office of Planning and Research, working as the primary liaison to California’s local governments and as the Chief Advisor to California’s municipalities for the California Environmental Quality Act.
Paul has served on various Boards and Commissions, including the Governor’s Task Force on Rural Competitiveness, the California Film Commission, the California Housing Finance Agency Board, the Water Policy Council, the State Mandates Commission, the Regulatory Review Task Force, and the Military Environmental Coordinating Council, among others.