Lester Olmstead-Rose

Lester Olmstead-Rose is a senior associate with La Piana Associates, whose work focuses on strategic planning. Before joining La Piana Consulting, he was Director of Government and Public Affairs for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), where he managed a team that served as liaison between PG&E and community leaders, awarded charitable contributions to nonprofit agencies, and functioned as a local government lobbyist. Contact him at olmstead-rose@lapiana.org.

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