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Brendan Huffman is the owner of Huffman Public Affairs LLC, a Los Angeles-based consulting business specializing in state and local issue advocacy, public policy development, association management, and strategic communications. Among his focus areas are coalition building, ballot initiatives and issue advocacy strategies.
Before launching Huffman Public Affairs LLC in 2008, Brendan distinguished himself as a "turnaround specialist" by reinvigorating two of California’s most influential business organizations. He served as President & CEO of the Valley Industry & Commerce Assn. (VICA) after overseeing the reemergence of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s public policy department for four years.
Prior to his advocacy work on behalf of business organizations, Brendan had worked on numerous campaigns and as legislative aides for State Assemblymembers Burt Margolin and Wally Knox as well as Board of Equalization Member John Chiang. His interest in public policy was solidified in college by two internships on Capitol Hill for Sen. Alan Cranston and Rep. Mel Levine.
Brendan’s experience and unique outlooks on public policy are often sought out by news reporters. In recent years, he has appeared on every major radio and TV news/talk station in L.A.’s media market to discuss current events and present the business perspective.
He has also served on numerous boards and commissions including California’s Boating & Waterways Commission and the City of Los Angeles’s Business Tax Advisory Committee and the Business Recruitment & Attraction Task Force of which he co-chaired with City Councilman Bernard Parks.
A third generation Angeleno, Brendan attended (mostly) public schools and graduated from UCLA. He loves the outdoors and is an avid fan of his sons’ youth sports teams.