Governor’s former cabinet secretary joins Farmers Insurance

Dan Dunmoyer, a veteran Capitol staffer and insurance-industry representative who served as cabinet secretary and deputy chief of staff to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, has joined Farmers Insurance Groups as the head of the company's national legislative and regulatory programs.

Dunmoyer will be based in Sacramento. He will represent both Farmers and Zurich Financial Services, which acquired Farmers several years ago.

Dunmoyer was an Assembly Fellow in 1984 – he was the only Republican accepted to the program that year — and worked for the Business and Professions Committee, where he served under Ross Johnson, now the chairman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the state's political watchdog.

From 1989 to 2005 he headed the Personal Insurance Federation of California, a major trade and advocacy group for property-casualty insurers.

He joined Schwarzenegger's executive office as the deputy chief of staff for policy, then was appointed the governor's Cabinet Secretary, who manages the state bureaucracy. He left that position several months ago.

"I'm really excited because I get to mix public sector experience with my private-sector opportunity," Dunmoyer said Friday, "that continues to involve public policy and government regulations."

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