Rina VenturiniGovernment Strategies Inc.
...Rina VenturiniRina Venturini
brings outstanding political and lobbying credentials to Government Strategies, Inc.
A former Democratic consultant in the Capitol, she
maintains a close working relationship with many of the current Democratic legislative members and key staff and is active in several Democratic and Latino political and business organizations. Prior to forming GSI, she was a partner at Cartwright & Riley, Inc., a Washington D.C. based firm with offices in Sacramento.She was the firm's chief lobbyist in the halls of the State Capitol and provided her clients with strategic counsel on a wide range of issues.Her
clients included Apple Computers, Zeneca Ag Products, Magellan Behavioral Health, Level 3 Communications, and Lucent Technologies
.For several years prior to joining Cartwright & Riley, she was a Senior Associate with Sloat, Higgins and Associates. Rina began her legislative career in 1991 as an Assistant to then-Speaker Willie L. Brown, Jr. she handled district correspondence for Speaker Brown, prepared speeches and handled several special legislative projects.
During this time, Rina
also worked on numerous Democratic Assembly campaigns and statewide ballot initiatives.She
also assisted in the management of several Democratic media events and policy forums. Between 1993 and 1997, Rina served as a consultant to Assemblywoman Valerie K. Brown (D-Napa).She also provided counsel during this time to the Assembly Agriculture and Assembly Appropriations Committees, on behalf of the Democratic Caucus.She was also the Principal Consultant to the Select Committee on California Wine Production and the Economy.
Some of the issues she
worked on during her
legislative career included military base closures, streamlining the California Environmental Quality Act process, workers' compensation reform, mental healthcare provided at state hospitals, local land use, taxation, and insurance for Joint Powers Authorities. Rina is a member of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, and the California Women in Agriculture Organization.