56. Fiona Hutton
Fiona Hutton’s nonpartisan public affairs firm, Fiona Hutton and Associates, has an eclectic client list that reads like Who’s Who of California heavy hitters. She’s built it up over the past two decades, and FHA’s raft of top clients have included Sutter Health, State Water Contractors, California State Parks Foundation, Health Net, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, CalCannabis and the California Cable & Telecommunications Association, among others. FHA, with offices in L.A. and Sacramento has been involved in some of the most closely watched issues at the state Capitol, such as the pandemic, health access and equity, energy/grid reliance, police use of force, and the digital divide. The firm handles everything from reputation management to issue advocacy to legislative drills and regulatory challenges. She currently serves on the boards of directors for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and, full disclosure, on the board of Open California, the nonprofit, nonpartisan publisher of Capitol Weekly. Hutton received her BA in political science from San Diego State University.
Updated Aug. 25, 2021