Chief Political Officer
Awet P. Kidane, is the Chief Political Officer for Pillar Law Group, having previously worked for nearly 15 years in public service in both the Legislative and Executive branches. Immediately preceding his work with Pillar Law Group, Awet served for five years as Chief Deputy Director and later Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
Starting his career in the Assembly as an associate consultant, he continued to refine his craft and gain experience, which led Awet to serve as a Senior Advisor to Speaker Karen Bass and finally Chief of Staff to Assemblymember Steven Bradford before joining Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown.
As the Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Awet worked closely with Governor Brown’s Cabinet team on numerous issues and in doing so, has developed very strong relationships with key decision makers throughout all levels of the Administration.
During his five years of service, Awet served as a constant advisor and chief negotiator for the Administration on all issues pertaining to the Department of Consumer Affairs, forming strong relationships with members and staff of the Legislature of both parties.
Awet has proven to be an expert on the California legislative and administrative processes, including policy as well as State Budget matters. This unique perspective allows Awet to provide clients with world class strategic consulting and advice on any matters coming before state policy makers.
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