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© 2016 Small Business California

Lori Kammerer

LORI C. KAMMERER is nationally recognized as a leading authority on policy issues affecting California’s small businesses, including workers' compensation, healthcare and raising capital for small and start-up companies throughout our state.  Kammerer represented the business community as Executive Director of the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation from 1987 to 2002 before founding her firm in 2002. 

Kammerer & Company is a full-service government relations and advocacy firm. Ms. Kammerer serves as its principal Legislative Advocate and Policy Director for employers and trade associations that represent the interests of small businesses.

For over 30 years, Ms. Kammerer has worked to ensure that California's workers' compensation system and all policies important to small businesses remain the top priority for the last six Administrations and the Legislature. Additionally, she advances the interests of employers and providers before the state's top regulatory officials, the Legislature, and the Administration.

Kammerer is also recognized for her successful coalition building, marketing, fund-raising and grassroots membership development techniques. Her extensive experience in enhancing the visibility of issue campaigns for nonprofit associations and political races have led to successful wins. Additionally, she develops, directs and implements grassroots and advocacy programs for insured and self-insured small and large employers, including public sector employers who represent cities, counties and schools.

Ms. Kammerer has consulted for several political campaign management firms, including Woodward & McDowell, Townsend & Company, and Ray McNally & Associates on statewide initiatives and local campaigns. She worked with the Maryland-based fund-raising firm of Odell, Roper & Associates during the 1984 presidential campaign, while serving as a member of the Presidential Advance Team in Washington, D.C. She launched a public relations campaign for the Sacramento Business Council during its formative years, bringing nationally known political and entrepreneurial figures to address the Council's business executives in Sacramento.

Kammerer serves as an advisor to several Boards and Commissions and Task Forces including the California Commission on Health & Safety & Workers' Compensation, the California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, the California State Council of Laborers, and numerous Chambers of Commerce. She is a member of The Sutter Club and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners – Sacramento Valley Chapter.  Ms. Kammerer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Communications from Pepperdine University, where she was graduation class speaker. Ms. Kammerer is a volunteer public relations consultant to various philanthropic organizations.

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