CalChamber Policy Staff & Executive Team: Jeanne Cain
Executive Vice President, Policy
Jeanne Cain oversees the development of public policy and strategy as executive vice president, policy, for the CalChamber.
She has more than 25 years of executive experience in both the private and government sectors and brings a wealth of expertise in designing and implementing advocacy and business strategies. Her experience includes serving as legislative secretary and deputy chief of staff for Governor Pete Wilson; regional vice president, Western Region, for the American Insurance Association (AIA); and deputy director for administration and fiscal integrity at the Major Risk Medical Insurance Board. With an abundance of leadership experience in and with state government, Cain has a strong understanding of legislative processes, government reform, regulatory issues, compliance and budgets.
In addition to her executive career, Cain has extensive experience serving on boards of directors. Currently, she is on the board of the Pacific Business Group on Health, a nonprofit business coalition comprised of California’s largest employers focused on health care, and is board chair and president of Fairview Farms, Inc., a family farming operation in Northern California.
Previously, Cain served as chair of the board for the State Compensation Insurance Fund, where she was responsible for overseeing more than 7,000 employees and a $21 billion budget; and as a board member of the Civil Justice Association of California, a nonprofit, membership-supported coalition of professionals, manufacturers, financial institutions, insurers, and medical organizations.
Cain has a bachelor of arts degree from California State University, Sacramento.
The Public Policy Unit is responsible for all public policy and regulatory legislative issues. Policy staff also direct the work of CalChamber policy committees.