Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Lance Hastings

Lance Hastings. Illustration by Chris Shary

48. Lance Hastings

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has been around since 1918, and its current leader is Lance Hastings, a devout admirer of companies that make interesting things. Who can blame him? The CMTA’s recent twitter feed featured everything from Fender guitars to Jelly Bellys to artificial intelligence to paper. Their legislative agenda – tax incentives for manufacturing, solid apprenticeship programs, pro-growth proposals – did well, although one of its most important bills of the year, AB 1679 to ease kinks in the supply chain system, was being held in committee was we went to press. Before he went to CMTA, Hastings, a graduate of Sacramento State, was a vice president for national affairs for MillerCoors and worked in the U.K. for SABMiller.

Updated Aug. 9, 2022

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