Todd Priest, Vice President at Curt Pringle & Associates (CP&A), has 20 years experience in government and public affairs. He has proven to be an invaluable component of CP&A’s comprehensive approach to client service, bringing his talents and abilities to bear on behalf of a wide variety of CP&A clients, from assisting statewide trade association to working with clients at the city and county level.
Mr. Priest has an extensive background and knowledge working with regional governments. He has been an active participant for many years at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and currently serves as a public-member on their Benchmark Task Force. He also serves a member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (AQMD) Local Government and Small Business Advisory Committee. With years of experience at the AQMD, he has represented a variety of interests focusing on economic protection and responsible regulations.
With a strong background in land-use and transportation policy, he is often called upon to assist with one of the state’s newest land-use laws, SB 375. Mr. Priest is considered an expert with regard to the bill, its implementation and its long term effects on communities, local governments, infrastructure development, the building industry and planning process.
Mr. Priest has been involved in major infrastructure projects such as transportation, water, housing, and energy generation and conveyance. He is frequently called upon to lead business delegations to Sacramento and Washington D.C., where he is responsible for issue briefings and advocacy.
Before joining CP&A, Mr. Priest served as Vice President of the Orange County Business Council as well as Vice President of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, a regional trade association which operates in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Imperial Counties.
He has helped lead several of southern California’s most influential business and trade associations, including the California Grocers Association, the Building Industry Association of Southern California, the Apartment Association of Orange County, and the Long Beach Association of REALTORS®. In addition, Mr. Priest has managed several Political Action Committees.
Mr. Priest has been a featured speaker on government and political affairs issues for the California Society of Association Executives and the National Association of Home Builders. Mr. Priest studied Adult Learning Behavior and Political Science at California State University, Long Beach. He resides in Corona del Mar, California.
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