Dominic DiMare was raised in and around a thriving California-based family produce company, and he learned from the ground up every aspect of the family enterprise. It is no wonder his experience lead him to the halls of the capitol where he learned to use his background to help educate legislators, advocate for the industry and eventually represent more than 16,000 business members before the Legislature and Administration. Most recently serving as the Vice-President of Governmental Affairs for the CalChamber, DiMare's lobbying and management skills allowed him to lead coalitions of diverse business interests that worked on a variety of issues, including the general business response to the statewide energy crisis, outsourcing, taxation, workers' compensation, telecommunications, financial privacy and, most recently, California's new policies on climate change. DiMare's prior work experience includes Legislative Director for Assemblyman Dennis Cardoza, (D- Atwater); Consultant to the Assembly Committee on Agriculture; and Lobbyist for the Agricultural Council of California. Active in the community, DiMare is a founder and past President of the Delta Elementary Charter School Board of Directors, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Leadership Project, the Yolo Basin Foundation and the Institute of Governmental Advocates. DiMare earned a B.A. in History and Public Communications from American University in Washington D.C. and a J.D. from the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.