Board of Advisors

Damian Solomon

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Keith Dawkins

{"id":3880826536033,"title":"Keith Dawkins","handle":"keith-dawkins","description":"\u003cspan class=\"xn-person\"\u003eKeith Dawkins is\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e a 25-year veteran of the media and entertainment industry, and founder\/Chief Executive Officer of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/c212.net\/c\/link\/?t=0\u0026amp;l=en\u0026amp;o=2498878-1\u0026amp;h=1054798516\u0026amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rockhillmediaventures.com%2F\u0026amp;a=Rock+Hill+Media+Ventures\" rel=\"nofollow noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRock Hill Media Ventures\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, an agency built around curating, incubating, and cultivating ideas for mass consumption. Prior to founding Rock Hill, Dawkins led as CEO of The First Tee, a division of the World Golf Foundation. He also held positions as Executive Vice President of VIACOM, where he oversaw TeenNick, Nicktoons, NickMusic, and Nick Jr. channels for Nickelodeon. Early in his career, Dawkins was a producer on FOX News Channel's original launch team. \u003c\/span\u003e","published_at":"2019-06-24T23:25:49-04:00","created_at":"2019-06-24T23:25:49-04:00","vendor":"Calyx Peak Companies","type":"Board of Advisors","tags":["Board of Advisors"],"price":0,"price_min":0,"price_max":0,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":29245598597217,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":false,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Keith Dawkins","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":0,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/4248\/5601\/products\/CAlyxLeadership_773982c7-bcf7-4059-ad51-33fa9e3f9af6.png?v=1561433160"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/4248\/5601\/products\/CAlyxLeadership_773982c7-bcf7-4059-ad51-33fa9e3f9af6.png?v=1561433160","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cspan class=\"xn-person\"\u003eKeith Dawkins is\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e a 25-year veteran of the media and entertainment industry, and founder\/Chief Executive Officer of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/c212.net\/c\/link\/?t=0\u0026amp;l=en\u0026amp;o=2498878-1\u0026amp;h=1054798516\u0026amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rockhillmediaventures.com%2F\u0026amp;a=Rock+Hill+Media+Ventures\" rel=\"nofollow noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRock Hill Media Ventures\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, an agency built around curating, incubating, and cultivating ideas for mass consumption. Prior to founding Rock Hill, Dawkins led as CEO of The First Tee, a division of the World Golf Foundation. He also held positions as Executive Vice President of VIACOM, where he oversaw TeenNick, Nicktoons, NickMusic, and Nick Jr. channels for Nickelodeon. Early in his career, Dawkins was a producer on FOX News Channel's original launch team. \u003c\/span\u003e"}

John Chiang

{"id":3880071331937,"title":"John Chiang","handle":"john-chiang","description":"\u003cp\u003eFrom 2015 until 2019, John Chiang served as California’s 33rd State Treasurer. As the state’s banker, he oversaw trillions of dollars in annual transactions, managed a $75 billion investment portfolio, and was the nation’s largest issuer of municipal bonds.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePrior to being elected Treasurer, Chiang served as State Controller from 2007 through 2014. During the Great Recession, he took steps to preserve cash to meet obligations to education and bond holders. His cash management decisions —which included delaying payments and issuing IOUs — were instrumental in keeping the state’s credit rating from plunging into junk status, and his actions saved taxpayers millions of dollars. Additionally, Chiang aggressively used his audit programs to identify more than $9.5 billion of fraud, waste and abuse in government programs, the most by any Controller in California’s history.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1998, he was elected to California's Board of Equalization and served two terms, including three years as chair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eChiang graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a degree in finance and received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2019-06-24T14:00:10-04:00","created_at":"2019-06-24T14:00:28-04:00","vendor":"Calyx Peak Companies","type":"Board of Advisors","tags":["Board of Advisors"],"price":0,"price_min":0,"price_max":0,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":29242820558945,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"John Chiang","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":0,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/4248\/5601\/products\/CAlyxLeadership_24154487-2899-4e11-8ede-20b0192e32d2.png?v=1561428252","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/4248\/5601\/products\/image-asset_0356583e-3b51-4424-925b-61c4fb286dc3.jpg?v=1561428252"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/4248\/5601\/products\/CAlyxLeadership_24154487-2899-4e11-8ede-20b0192e32d2.png?v=1561428252","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003eFrom 2015 until 2019, John Chiang served as California’s 33rd State Treasurer. As the state’s banker, he oversaw trillions of dollars in annual transactions, managed a $75 billion investment portfolio, and was the nation’s largest issuer of municipal bonds.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePrior to being elected Treasurer, Chiang served as State Controller from 2007 through 2014. During the Great Recession, he took steps to preserve cash to meet obligations to education and bond holders. His cash management decisions —which included delaying payments and issuing IOUs — were instrumental in keeping the state’s credit rating from plunging into junk status, and his actions saved taxpayers millions of dollars. Additionally, Chiang aggressively used his audit programs to identify more than $9.5 billion of fraud, waste and abuse in government programs, the most by any Controller in California’s history.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1998, he was elected to California's Board of Equalization and served two terms, including three years as chair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eChiang graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a degree in finance and received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Dave Jones

{"id":3880076279905,"title":"Dave Jones","handle":"dave-jones","description":"\u003cp\u003eDave Jones has over 30 years experience as a legal, public policy, public administration, legislative, and regulatory professional.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom 2011 to 2018, he served two terms as California’s Insurance Commissioner. During that time, he led California’s largest consumer protection agency and was responsible for regulating the largest insurance market in the United States where insurers collect $310 billion a year in premiums and have $5.5 trillion in assets under management.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCommissioner Jones developed and implemented a successful initiative to make insurance available for California’s newly legalized cannabis businesses.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePrior to serving as Insurance Commissioner, Jones served in the California State Assembly (2004-2010), as a Sacramento City Councilmember (1999-2004), as Special Assistant and then Counsel to United States Attorney General Janet Reno (1995-1998) and provided free legal representation to low income families and individuals with the non-profit Legal Services of Northern California (1989-1995).  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1995, Jones was one of 13 Americans awarded the prestigious White House Fellowship in recognition of his academic, civic and professional accomplishments. He holds degrees from DePauw University (B.A), Harvard Law School (J.D.) and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (MPP). He is also currently the Director of the Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) and a Senior Fellow at The ClimateWorks Foundation.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2019-06-24T16:12:25-04:00","created_at":"2019-06-24T14:02:56-04:00","vendor":"Calyx Peak Companies","type":"Board of Advisors","tags":["Board of Advisors"],"price":0,"price_min":0,"price_max":0,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":29242829439073,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":false,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Dave Jones","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":0,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/4248\/5601\/products\/CAlyxLeadership_57049b3e-87a4-4768-9d63-2beb62e2c032.png?v=1561428226","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/4248\/5601\/products\/image-asset.jpg?v=1561428226"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/4248\/5601\/products\/CAlyxLeadership_57049b3e-87a4-4768-9d63-2beb62e2c032.png?v=1561428226","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003eDave Jones has over 30 years experience as a legal, public policy, public administration, legislative, and regulatory professional.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom 2011 to 2018, he served two terms as California’s Insurance Commissioner. During that time, he led California’s largest consumer protection agency and was responsible for regulating the largest insurance market in the United States where insurers collect $310 billion a year in premiums and have $5.5 trillion in assets under management.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCommissioner Jones developed and implemented a successful initiative to make insurance available for California’s newly legalized cannabis businesses.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePrior to serving as Insurance Commissioner, Jones served in the California State Assembly (2004-2010), as a Sacramento City Councilmember (1999-2004), as Special Assistant and then Counsel to United States Attorney General Janet Reno (1995-1998) and provided free legal representation to low income families and individuals with the non-profit Legal Services of Northern California (1989-1995).  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1995, Jones was one of 13 Americans awarded the prestigious White House Fellowship in recognition of his academic, civic and professional accomplishments. He holds degrees from DePauw University (B.A), Harvard Law School (J.D.) and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (MPP). He is also currently the Director of the Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) and a Senior Fellow at The ClimateWorks Foundation.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

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