Cassandra Walker Pye is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), a Sacramento-based public affairs consultancy. For nearly 35 years, she has enjoyed a successful career in communications, government, politics, and advocacy for corporate interests in global, national, state, and local arenas. In 2014, she launched 3.14 Communications, LLC. Previously she was senior vice president for APCO Worldwide, a global strategic communications consultancy. In 2003, she was appointed deputy chief of staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and served on his transition team. She has served as corporate affairs vice president and political director for the California Chamber of Commerce, executive director for JobsPAC, director of public affairs for the California Retailers Association, director of governmental relations for the California Grocers Association, and state relations manager for the Food Marketing Institute. In 2018, she was named to a panel of California Influencers, 76 Californians selected by the Sacramento Bee and other McClatchy newspapers to offer their views on important issues facing the state in the lead up to the 2018 election; in 2019 she was again named to the panel. She is the immediate past state board president for California Women Lead. She currently sits on the board of directors for New Way California, serves as Sacramento board co-chair for Street Soccer USA, is a director of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and is an American Leadership Forum senior fellow.
Cassandra Walker Pye