45. Dorothy Rothrock
When you think business regulation experts, think ‘Dot.’ Dorothy ‘Dot’ Rothrock is one name that always comes up when you are talking about California business and rightfully so – she is president of California Manufacturers and Technology Association. Rothrock works tirelessly to protect businesses from what she says are unnecessary regulations, tax increases and costly workplace changes. She wages an effective fight, day in and day out. Rothrock succeeded CMTA’s former leader Jack Stewart in 2014 to become the company’s first female president. She’s a good fit to lead after spending many years as CMTA’s go-to person on politics, regulation and lobbying and has garnered a well-regarded presence in the Capitol. CMTA represents some 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology based companies.
Updated Aug. 29, 2o17