Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs
Patrick Henning serves as the Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs. Based in CLSA’s Sacramento office, Henning leads the associations integrated government relations, advocacy, policy, communications, and political operations at the federal, state, and local levels. Henning joins CLSA from the California Employment Development Department, where he was the youngest, longest serving director in the department’s history. Henning has served the past four Governors of the State of California in meritoriously in various roles, including time as a member of California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (Prop. 63). Henning has also held various positions in Washington D.C., including working at the White House and in Congress. Henning previously served as the elected Secretary for the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. Henning holds a bachelor’s degree in government and journalism from California State University Sacramento.