Media Panelists to Offer Insiders View at CalChamber Capitol Summit

Two journalists leading media coverage of State Capitol activities will be on the media panel at the California Chamber of Commerce Capitol Summit, set for May 17–18 in Sacramento.

Presenting the insiders’ view on California policies and politics will be John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, and Juliet Williams, correspondent for the Associated Press.

Moderating the discussion will be CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, who also will give an update on the initiatives voters may see on the ballot this year.

The special guest speaker at the Summit will be national pollster and strategic consultant Dave Sackett, founding partner of The Tarrance Group. He has an extensive background in campaign strategy, political media and message development, and demographic targeting.

Following lunch, former Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines, Villines Group LLC, will moderate as CalChamber policy advocates provide updates on the status of major policy issues.


Host Reception/Breakfast

Following the Capitol Summit, attendees are invited to the Sacramento Host Reception, an event co-sponsored by the CalChamber and the Sacramento Host Committee to provide networking opportunities for business leaders from all industries in California to discuss key issues facing the state.

The reception is a prelude to the Sacramento Host Breakfast the following morning, May 18. The Host Breakfast provides a venue at which California’s top industry and government leaders can meet, socialize and discuss the contemporary issues facing businesses, the economy and government.

Traditionally, the Governor of California and the chair of the CalChamber Board of Directors speak on issues facing employers in California. Leaders from business, agriculture, the administration, education, the military and legislators from throughout the state are invited to join the discussion.

Register by May 6

May 6 is the deadline to register for the Capitol Summit, Sacramento Host Reception and Breakfast. The cost is $60. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, visit

Staff Contact: Danielle Fournier