52. Dan Dunmoyer
Dan Dunmoyer, the president and CEO of the California Building Industry Association is yet another of those who started out as a legislative Fellow. He served for a decade as president of the Personal Insurance Federation of California (No. 51), and he was a deputy cabinet secretary for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2006 to 2008. Whenever affordable housing or housing availability arises as a topic of Capitol discussion, Dunmoyer weighs in. His positions are straight forward: California housing is expensive because myriad rules and fees drive up the costs and cripple new construction. The less housing available, the more costly it is to rent or buy. Dunmoyer’s arguments resonate with the business community, although not so much with renters. He is a USC grad with a Master’s in Public Policy from the Price School. He’s also chaired the board overseeing the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, and the Price School’s advisory committee of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a former board member for CalPERS. He holds an MA in public administration and a BA in political science from USC.
Updated Aug. 11, 2020