56. Fiona Hutton
It’s been nearly 20 years since Fiona Hutton set up Fiona Hutton and Associates, a nonpartisan public affairs firm with offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, and things have gone well. Her raft of top clients have included Sutter Health, State Water Contractors, California State Parks Foundation, Health Net, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Association of Talent Agents and the Personal Care Products Council, among others. FHA has been involved in some of the most closely watched issues at the state Capitol, such as the heath access and equity, PG&E bankruptcy, police use of force, cannabis, natural resources and climate change and COVID/emergency preparedness. The firm, sort of a one-stop shop, handles everything from corporate reputation to crisis management to advocacy to media relations. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Open California, the nonprofit, nonpartisan publisher of Capitol Weekly. She received her B.A. in political science from San Diego State University (Again, go Aztecs!).
Updated Aug. 11, 2020