GRG has assembled an extraordinary group of experienced lobbyists, advocates and association management experts that provide excellent service resulting in customer satisfaction. There is a combined total of 75 years of experience and GRG puts its experience to work for you. Meet the company principals.
The Honorable Tricia Hunter, RN is a former member of the California Legislature, having served three and a half years in the Assembly, representing San Diego and Riverside Counties. Tricia also served 11 years as a Governor's appointee. In her tenure in the legislature, Tricia was a member of leadership, serving as Vice Chair and Lead Republican of the Health Committee, Human Services Committee and Education Committee. In 1990, 1991, and 1992 Tricia carried 2/3 of the budget package on behalf of Governor Pete Wilson, negotiating the budget language for many of the State Agencies and Departments. Governor Pete Wilson appointed Tricia as a Special Assistant to the Health and Human Services Agency, to the California Medical Assistance Commission and twice to the Board of Registered Nursing where she served two years as president. Ms. Hunter remains very active in numerous associations such as the Rotary Club, CEWAR (California Elected Women's Association) and several political associations. While healthcare issues are often Ms. Hunter's main specialty area, she has distinguished herself as a renowned advocate and regulatory consultant in many other policy areas including issues with the Department of Fish and Game, Social Services, and Parks and Recreation. Contact Ms. Hunter.
Roxanne L. Gould has established herself as a well-respected and effective advocate with strong relationships. She had collaborated with clients over the past 20 years to maximize involvement with a variety of projects. As Vice-President of Government Affairs for Bank of America, Ms. Gould has led efforts to defeat legislation that would cap interest rates and other measures and burdensome regulations on the industry. She has been instrumental in developing a proactive legislative agenda that sought to streamline the lending process. Ms. Gould also served as Senior Vice President at the California Bankers Association. Roxanne has been advocating on behalf of business and professional association interests in California since 1987. She has built an extensive resume with a particular focus on financial, consumer affairs and privacy issues. Contact Ms. Gould.
Jeff Marston is president and government relations director for Marston + Marston Inc. He brings many years of community relations expertise and a proven track record of working wtih people of diverse opinions. Marston has been a member of the California State Assembly where he served on the Committee on Education, Housing and Community Development and Revenue Taxation. He has worked with with former San Diego City Councilwoman Gloria D. McColl. His experience includes working at the federal legislative level with the late Senator Hayakawa, Congressman Duncan Hunter. He specializes in legislative and policy analysis and community relations. Jeff was appointed in 1994 by Governor Pete Wilson to serve a 6-year term as a member of the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC). He is very involved in the communities of San Diego County. Contact Mr. Marston.
Myrna Allen is a public and private sector healthcare executive with over twenty-five years of experience in the field. Ms. Allen has specialized in organizational restructuring, strategic planning, clinical operations and contracting for profit and non-profit systems dealing with state government. As a Governor's appointee by both the Wilson and Davis administration to the California Medical Assistance Commission and the Department of Consumer Affairs on the Board of Registered Nursing, Ms. Allen led the negotiations for the Sacramento Geographic Managed Care model that is both medical and dental. Myrna was responsible for negotiating with the private sector and numerous governmental agencies and departments to implement the second largest Geographic Managed Care Model in the state of California. As an owner of GRG, Myrna is responsible for clients that have issues that range from restraint of trade, regulatory approval of programs, government contracts for services, government audits and many other issues. As Chief Operating Officer and active CEO for Anaheim Memorial Hospital, Ms. Allen directed all clinical, ancillary, technology, and risk management services for a $60 million, 240 bed non-profit tertiary healthcare organization. Myrna Allen has a master's degree from UCSF. Contact Ms. Allen.
Samantha Marcantonio serves as Legislative Advocate and Executive Assistant. Ms. Marcantonio has extensive experience in managing major event, employees, supply management, payroll, and financial payment/reports. She has been with GRG for 12 years and she is responsible for managing the office and staff. She also monitors legislative activity of the many different committees, testifies on behalf of GRG, and helps to write position letters for our clients. She also manages advocacy for GRG clients and provides legislative advocacy services for two primary lobbyists of GRG. Contact Ms. Marcantonio
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