52. Dan Dunmoyer
Dan Dunmoyer heads the California Building Industry Association, a high-visibility role that draws even more attention because of the housing crisis and the demand for new construction. Dunmoyer’s essential mantra: Unnecessary fees and dubious governmental regulations strangle new construction and make what little there is more costly. He is the most articulate and strongest purveyor of that message in Sacramento. This past year he’s been working with Newsom to keep homebuilding an “essential business” throughout the pandemic and has helped defeat a number of NIMBY bills. Dunmoyer served for a decade as president of the Personal Insurance Federation of California (see No. 51), and he was a deputy cabinet secretary for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2006 to 2008. Dunmoyer is a former board member for CalPERS, and he holds an MA in public administration and a BA in political science from USC.
Updated Aug. 25, 2021