California Foundation for Commerce and Education

2020 Business Issues Guide

California Foundation for Commerce and Education


Loren Kaye was appointed president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education in January 2006.


The Foundation is affiliated with the California Chamber of Commerce and serves as a “think tank” for the California business community. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the California business climate and private enterprise through accurate, impartial and objective research and analysis of public policy issues of interest to the California business and public policy communities.

Kaye has devoted his career to developing, analyzing and implementing public policy issues in California, with a special emphasis on improving the state’s business and economic climate.

Kaye also was a gubernatorial appointee to the state’s Little Hoover Commission, charged with evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies and programs. He served in senior policy positions for Governors Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian, including Cabinet Secretary to the Governor and Undersecretary of the California Trade and  Commerce Agency. Kaye also has represented numerous private sector interests, managing
issues that affect specific business sectors to promote an improved business climate or to resist further regulation or costs on business.

Kaye is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a degree in political science.