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CJAC Team

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To reach any member of the CJAC team, please visit the Contact Us page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Kyla Christoffersen Powell

President and CEO

Kyla Christoffersen Powell

Before taking the helm at Civil Justice Association of California in May 2019, Kyla was Senior Legal Counsel at a top-ten Fortune 500 company for product development, specializing in data privacy, big data analytics, and identity verification. At the same company, she had an earlier role as counsel to the California legislative and local external affairs teams.

Kyla was also previously a Policy Advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, with a focus on legal reform, taxation, and labor and employment.

Early in her career, she defended private and public sector employers in court on labor and employment matters.

Kyla earned her BA from the University of New Mexico and her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.

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Jaime Huff

Vice President and Counsel, Public Policy

Jaime Huff

Jaime Huff previously served in roles as policy advocate and political director at Southern California Edison and Edison International. She was a staffer in both the California legislature and on Capitol Hill. She is admitted to the California Bar and earned her law degree from Baylor University and her BA from American University.

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Fred J. Hiestand

General Counsel

Fred J. Hiestand

Fred J. Hiestand, CJAC General Counsel, manages the Appellate Program. Mr. Hiestand has nearly 30 years of appellate experience. He participates in oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in cases where CJAC has filed an amicus brief and is consulted by appellate attorneys preparing cases for argument.

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Susan Loscotoff

Finance and Operations Manager

Susan Loscotoff

Susan Loscotoff is CJAC’s Finance and Operations Manager. Susan was previously our Legislative Aide coordinating our legislative department’s activities.

Prior to joining CJAC, Susan worked as a Compliance Coordinator for a High-Tech company in San Francisco working directly with state and local agencies nationwide to ensure the company’s freedom to operate.

In addition, she has over five years of experience as an Executive Assistant at Culbreth Schroeder Law Firm in Sacramento managing logistics, expense reporting, payables, and overall office management.

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Jesse Vallejo

Legislative and Communications Coordinator

Jesse was previously a Public Policy intern at CJAC where he conducted in depth research for The California Project. He is a recent graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has over four years of grassroots campaign experience.

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Jamie Price

Event and Membership Consultant

Jamie Price

Ms. Price has been composing, directing and executing events for various organizations for 15 plus years. Her experience spans the private sector as well as non-profit fundraising and corporate event planning. She has been responsible for a wide variety of events including large-scale conferences, executive level meetings and political fundraisers. She is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in Journalism.

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