48. Lance Hastings
Lance Hastings is the president of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, a century-old group representing some 400 major businesses. He also sits on the Future of Work Commission established by Gov. Gavin Newsom, a panel that includes labor, business, education and technology leaders. Among many other things, CMTA advocates for tax relief on production equipment purchases, an increased commitment to career technical education, and opposes shifting health care costs to employers. Hastings, a Sacramento State grad, also is an instructor in the university’s “Exploring Careers in Manufacturing Academy.” We’d like to sign up for his class: How many instructors have a solid background in beer? Before he went to CMTA, Hastings was a vice president for national affairs for MillerCoors and he worked in the U.K. for SABMiller.
Updated Aug. 11, 2020