CalChamber Policy Staff: Natalie Leighton
Natalie Leighton joined the California Chamber of Commerce in April 2019 as the grassroots coordinator.
She works closely with the CalChamber public policy team to encourage local chambers, business owners and representatives from throughout the state to make their views known to lawmakers and regulators.
Leighton brings to her grassroots assignment much experience in using social media and other contacts to get people involved. While assistant manager at Ascena Brands from November 2017 until joining the CalChamber, she collaborated with co-workers to engage customers and market promotions strategically.
As Educational Leadership Consultant for a nonprofit women’s organization, she curated the organization’s brand through social media on campuses through the country. She also recruited the 200 women for the founding class at the Cal Poly Pomona chapter, as well as planning events and overseeing the chapter’s initial funding.
Leighton earned a B.S. in business administration from Sonoma State University, where she specialized in wine business and marketing, and coordinated the guest speaker series for the Wine Sense Club. Her senior project examined Etsy’s business model as a focus for analyzing the online creative marketplace.