Kathy joined PDGi in 2009 and spearheads many of the firm’s legislative and regulatory efforts on behalf of our clients. Her start to finish knowledge of the legislative process coupled with her keen ability to navigate complex and dynamic situations have made her one of Arizona’s most effective and admired lobbyists. She advises and assists clients with regulatory matters at various agencies, municipalities, and at the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Prior to PDGi, Kathy spent several years in her home state of California working at their State Assembly as a policy staffer for a member of the Assembly and State Senate. In 1996, she shifted her focus from policy to politics when she became the campaign manager in a successful campaign for an incumbent Senator who had a high profile, targeted race.
Upon moving to Arizona, Kathy became the executive director of the Fiscal Accountability Reform Effort (FARE) which was an offshoot of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Greater Phoenix Leadership. From there she transitioned to the role of government affairs supervisor for Southwest Gas from 1998-2008 where Kathy led their local, legislative, and regulatory efforts in Arizona.
In addition to her involvement as the Chairman of the Board for the Challenger Space Center, she also serves on the board of the Arizona Community Action Association. Kathy is a graduate of Pitzer College.