About the Speaker – Jim Mayer
Jim Mayer is the founding Chief Executive and currently serves as Senior Fellow, President Emeritus of California Forward (CA Fwd), a non-profit organization launched in 2007 to bolster democracy and improve the performance of government in California. CA Fwd advances bipartisan political and fiscal reforms and works with state and local agencies to systematically engineer programs and services to improve results. One notable CA Fwd project is CA Economic Summit, the only statewide project harmonizing the priorities of California’s diverse regions into coherent state strategies simultaneously promoting prosperity, equity, and sustainability. The Summit’s Roadmap to Shared Prosperity is a comprehensive agenda for growing middle class jobs, a resilient workforce, and affordable communities.