99: Mandy Lee
A newcomer to this list is Mandy Lee, the founder and principal of Omni Government Relations, where she represents a small but potent client list that includes household names like TESLA, CVS and Kaiser. She may be new to the Top 100, but we aren’t the first to recognize her achievements; The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs included her on their “40 Under 40” list back in 2016 when she was still with Platinum Advisors. Prior to signing on with Platinum she was Vice President of Government Affairs at the California Retailers Association, the trade association that represents a wide swath of retail sellers in the world’s fifth largest economy. Lee is also an LGBTQ activist, and is on the Board of Equality California. Like many top lobbyists, she got her start as a legislative staffer, serving as a Consultant to then-state Sen. Alex Padilla and as Legislative Director for California Asm. Roger Hernandez.