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CMTA welcomes new Vice President of Government Relations


 Sept. 23, 2014 

Starting October 1, 2014, Michael Shaw will assume the position of Vice President of Government Relations for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association.  In his new role Shaw will oversee the legislative and regulatory agenda for California manufacturers and manage the CMTA advocacy team.

Shaw was most recently Vice President of External Affairs for the California Trucking Association after serving as California Legislative Director for the National Federation of Independent Business and as a lobbyist for the California Chamber of Commerce.  Shaw has extensive experience in the areas of climate change, health care, tort reform and workers' compensation, and he has worked on a number of statewide political races and initiative campaigns.

Shaw is a third-generation Californian and he graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. in Government. He currently resides in Sacramento, CA with his wife and three children.

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. Total output from manufacturing in California is $240 billion per year, 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.2 million California workers paying wages more than $30,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state.  








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