Former California Assemblymember Tom Daly and Government Affairs expert Debbie Daly join Strategies 360 as a team with over three decades serving Orange County at the local and statewide levels.
Sacramento, CA – Tom and Debbie Daly have joined Strategies 360s California team, as Senior Vice Presidents, bringing over three decades of deep political and business experiences to the company; Tom as an elected official and Debbie as a government affairs strategist. The Daly’s are known for finding collaborative solutions to local and regional issues, building relationships across multiple interests, and successfully delivering large, economically beneficial projects for their community.
“Tom and Debbie are stalwart public servants who have done incredible things for Orange County and the state of California,” said Andrea Deveau, President of S360 California. “Their impact is felt not only at a local and statewide level, but also with visitors across the globe whose experience of Orange County has been unforgettably impacted because of Tom and Debbie’s vision and work. They are a dynamic team that will successfully support our clients’ most ambitious projects.”
Tom Daly has joined S360 after stepping away from the California Legislature where he served a ten-year period in the State Assembly representing the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, and Orange. He was an influential, respected official on infrastructure matters, budget issues and insurance industry policies. As Chair of the Assembly Insurance Committee for eight years, he led efforts to resolve many contentious regulatory and consumer disputes.
As the Mayor of Anaheim (1992 – 2002), Daly is considered one of the most influential leaders in the city’s history. He oversaw major public and private investments in the city, including the dramatic creation of the Anaheim Resort. This included the new, expanded Disney Resort as well as a major expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center, with transformational transportation and beautification features.
Known as a prominent local lobbyist in Orange County with a record of problem-solving on behalf of wide-ranging business and governmental interests, Debbie Daly has represented noteworthy clients such as the John Wayne Family, Commonwealth Partners, AECOM and the Orange County Transportation Authority. She has worked on winning local and state campaigns, organized successful community projects, and served as a co-chair of the Orange County Public Affairs Association. She also served as a District Director for Orange County State Assemblymember Jose Solorio and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law.
“I am thrilled to welcome Tom and Debbie as a powerhouse team to our firm,” said Ron Dotzauer, Founder and CEO of Strategies 360. “With their history in Orange County and proven track record of getting big things done, combined with S360’s award-winning team of professionals, our clients can be confident that their priorities are in capable hands.”
As a co-equal team, Debbie and Tom will offer an extensive network of relationships and longstanding reputations of integrity to deliver results. They’ll work closely with S360’s offices in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and across the firm’s footprint to curate and services to best deliver victories for each client’s unique projects.