Jeff Marston is president and government relations director for Marston&Marston, Inc. and brings over thirty years of community relations expertise and a proven track record of working with people of very diverse opinions throughout a given decision making process. Prior to joining his wife, Myrna at M+M, Marston was senior vice president of another San Diego-based public relations firm where he spent nearly four years serving as the lobbyist for the City of San Diego in Sacramento. Before his employment there, Marston was a member of the California State Assembly representing San Diego’s 78th District. While in the State Assembly, Marston served on the Committees on Education, Housing and Community Development and Revenue and Taxation.
Steve is a San Diego, California based political and community leader, and co-creator of the ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES film series. From 1982 through 2003, Peace served in the California State Capitol, as a Member of the State Assembly, a State Senator and as the Director of the California Department of Finance. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of a number of non-profit organizations including the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Open Oceans Global, and the Independent Voter Project. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Authentify, Inc., a privately held company specializing in secure Internet-based financial transactions.
Floyd is currently the President and CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) in Washington, D.C. He retired as National Executive Director/CEO of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in June of 2012. He is a past mayor of the City of Pleasanton, California, and a past California State Assemblyman. He has done extensive work in venture capital work and with international business, primarily with Japanese companies. He taught Economics at Chabot College in Hayward, California, for ten years.
Ms. Mitrovich is President and co-founder of Solution Strategies. A former City Councilwoman and Deputy Mayor, Ms. Mitrovich has an in-depth understanding of public policy at the community, regional, and state levels, as well as the impact national policies have on these entities, including Sovereign Tribal Nations. Ms. Mitrovich has extensive business experience and a unique capability to balance the interests of diverse and often conflicting stakeholders. She is widely recognized as a specialist in policy negotiations, strategy development, and dispute resolution.
Dan is a lifelong political advocate and businessman, hailing from the East Coast and currently residing in Austin, Texas. Dan served as a staff member and consultant in the state legislature from 1974-1981 and 1991-2003, acting as Chief of Staff for FIVE’s own Steve Peace for several of those years. He also founded what is now C & L Stairs and Millwork, a millwork company located in Sacramento, California. He currently serves as Director of State Government Relations for the pharmaceutical company, Lilly USA. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Independent Voter Project.