Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors

Richard C. Ackerman

Vice Chair, Advocacy

State Senator (Ret.)
Principal, Ackerman Consulting

Dick Ackerman has 35 years of experience in corporate, real estate and business law. He assists companies, individuals, groups and public agencies in their interactions with governments at the local, county, state and federal levels. In addition, Mr. Ackerman assists clients in dealing with government and special districts on how to get through the political process.

Mr. Ackerman draws on his 25 years of experience in elected office as a California state senator, state assemblyman, city councilman and mayor. He served as vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and spent four years as Senate Republican leader. He was a member of the "Big 5," one of the legislative leaders charged with consulting with California's governor on key infrastructure and budget issues.