61. Amy Brown
Amy Brown, who specializes in pension, retirement and — lately — energy issues, is one of the best known lobbyists in Sacramento as well as one of the most traveled — it seems like she’s always on the road. Her firm, DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler, has an array of clients, including a number of cities and public jurisdictions that DBHK advises on pensions matters. Prior to her work with DBHK, she was a legislative representative for the League of California Cities, advocating on behalf of all 478 cities in the state. She travels the state constantly, conducting seminars on retirement issues and educating retirees — and others — about their options. So while she’s Sacramento-based, Brown also has something of a statewide profile — an unusual characteristic for a capitol lobbyist. She’s also handled workers compensation insurance issues — she served on the Commission on Health, Safety and Workers Compensation — and she helped draft major changes to the industry that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law. DBHK may go through a name change in the fall, following the departure of Jodi Hicks (No. 69), who went to Mercury Public Affairs.
Updated Aug. 15, 2018