Director of Government Affairs
Orville Thomas joined the Alliance after spending the last three years working for Governor Jerry Brown. Most recently, he was the Assistant Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the California Department of Public Health. Prior to that, Orville served as a spokesperson and the social media manager for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Orville earned a Master of Public Policy Degree from the University of California – Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Prior to policy and politics, Orville spent three and a half years as a TV news reporter in Redding, Chico, and the Sacramento area.