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For more than 15 years, Leigh Volkland has developed and implemented legislative strategy on the local, state and federal levels.† Her experience spans many industries and issues including transportation, healthcare, solid waste and environmental issues, utilities and the motion picture and television industry.† Volkland is now Senior Principal of Newport Beach public affairs consulting firm, Public Affairs Dimensions, LLC.† In this role, Volkland specializes in legislative strategy, grassroots initiatives, political action committee development and crisis management.

Prior to Public Affairs Dimensions, LLC, Volkland was Director, Government Relations for PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc where she represented the interests of the company on federal issues, supported the enactment of the Medicare Modernization Act, doubled the companyís PAC funds, and directed political fundraising events.

Before joining PacifiCare, Volkland served for nine years as a public affairs consultant in Dallas, Texas.† She built the government relations division for Bustin & Co., and served clients TXU (one of the nationís largest electric utilities), Avery Dennison, IBM and ICI (the fertilizer manufacturer involved in the Oklahoma City bombing).† Volkland directed the government relations, public relations, and crisis management divisions in her role as Principal.

Volkland began her public affairs career working for political consulting firm, The Primacy Group, in San Diego, California in 1990.† She participated in campaign and fundraising efforts for Dianne Feinstein for Governor, as well as for local city and county races, before moving to Los Angeles to work for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.† Volkland chaired entertainment industry committees on the subjects of solid waste, environmental and rideshare issues, and disaster preparedness.† It was Volklandís job to bring the studios to consensus on common issues and advocate on their behalf.

Volkand received her Masterís Degree in International Political Studies from the University of Southampton in Southern England while on a Rotary International Fellowship.† She later became a Board Member of the Dallas Rotary Club.† She received her Bachelorís Degree from the University of Missouri Ė Kansas City, just 90 miles north of her hometown, Nevada, Missouri.

Volkland now resides in Aliso Viejo, California, with her husband, Dietrich and daughters, Hannah and Molly.

Leigh Volkland, Senior Principal
lvolkland@padimensions.com
office†† 949 468 6863
Public Affairs Dimensions, LLC
PO Box 15475
Newport Beach, CA 92659

 


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