State Advocacy

Oliver Rocroi
Oliver Rocroi
Senior Director, State Government Relations

Brett Johnson
Brett Johnson
Senior Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs

manny heer
Manny Heer
Director, Alliance Development & Advocacy







CLSA’s seasoned state government relations team is engaged on behalf of the life sciences sector in multiple ways through strategic collaborations and direct lobbying in Sacramento to advance innovation, investment and job creation for California’s treasured life sciences ecosystem.

CLSA’s State Legislative Committee (SLC) identifies and develops position statements on bills of interest to CLSA’s membership. A subset of the SLC is the legislative strategy committee (LSC). This group is composed of Sacramento-based government affairs managers of CLSA members, as well as their contract counsel. This group sets legislative strategy and takes specific advocacy assignments for bills set for policy or fiscal committees, as well as the Assembly or Senate Floor. To learn more about SLC, please contact Oliver Rocroi, CLSA’s Senior Director, State Government Relations (

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