Senior Director of Government Relations
Skyler Wonnacott, a seasoned political strategist and legislative professional, has maneuvered through the complex tapestry of California's political landscape with a blend of tenacity and finesse. With an illustrious career that spans over a decade, Skyler has amassed a wealth of experience and a formidable network within the State Capitol and beyond. His journey from a Field Representative to a multifaceted strategist underscores his dynamic role in shaping California’s legislative framework.
Embarking on his professional expedition, Skyler initially served as a Field Representative for Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. (CA-AD 24) from January 2011 to February 2012, honing his capabilities in the legislative domain. However, it was his subsequent role as a Consultant/Director of Issue Advocacy at Phil Giarrizzo Campaign Consulting between February 2012 and November 2014 that saw him diving into strategic messaging and public relations. His exemplary performance in grassroots lobbying and community outreach demonstrated his aptitude for issue advocacy and campaign management.
As his trajectory advanced, Skyler transitioned to serving a pivotal role as Communications Director for Assemblymember Jim Cooper (CA-AD 9) from January 2015 to December 2022. As Communication Director he orchestrated key legislative communications, amplified social media presence by a staggering 500%, and established robust relations with media outlets. His adeptness in developing media pitches, authoring a variety of communications materials, and managing high-stakes media legislation solidified his standing as a proficient communications strategist.
Simultaneously, Skyler founded SkyBlue Campaigns in January 2016, showcasing his entrepreneurial vigor. As CEO and President, he orchestrated strategic communication campaigns for state and local political candidates, thereby extending his influence within California's political tapestry. His client portfolio includes esteemed names such as former Assemblymember/Sheriff Jim Cooper, Assemblymember Stephanie Nguyen AD 10, and various city council members, among others.
Skyler's career pinnacle came with his hiring as Capitol Director for Assemblymember Stephanie Nguyen (CA-AD 10) in December 2022. In this position, he navigated daily operations of the Capitol Office, developed legislative priorities, and served as the principal advisor on key policy committees. Skyler's contributions as a legislative and communications strategist have been integral in furthering Assemblymember Nguyen's legislative agenda, marking him as an indispensable asset in the political arena.
Skyler Wonnacott's voyage through California's political ecosystem encapsulates a relentless pursuit of legislative excellence and political strategy. His enduring rapport with legislators, committee consultants, and a myriad of stakeholders reflects not just his vast network, but his unwavering commitment to fostering meaningful relations that will propel California Business Properties Association's Legislative agenda forward. Each role Skyler embraced has been a stepping stone towards broader horizons, showcasing a tale of continuous growth, unyielding advocacy, and a relentless pursuit of political efficacy.
With a stellar portfolio and an unyielding drive, Skyler continues to shape the political narrative in California, embodying a blend of strategic foresight, legislative acumen, and an unyielding passion for public service. Skyler Wonnacott's narrative is a testimony to what can be achieved with a blend of dedication, skill, and a profound understanding of the political domain.
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