Cassandra Walker Pye
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Lucas Public Affairs
Cassandra Walker Pye is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), a Sacramento-based public affairs consultancy. For 37 years, she has enjoyed a successful career in communications, government, politics, and advocacy for corporate interests in global, national, state, and local arenas. She joined PPIC’s board of directors in 2021, having previously served on the PPIC Statewide Leadership Council. 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 serves as Sacramento board chair for Street Soccer USA, sits on the executive committee of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and is an American Leadership Forum senior fellow.