Cameron Demetre brings over a decade of political, legislative, and policy experience to the firm. As a lobbyist at Capitol Advocacy, Cameron’s deep-rooted experience in executive decision making, coalition building, and policy analysis at all levels of government, cultivates success for the firm’s clients.
He has extensive knowledge of the technology start-up ecosystem, ranging from venture capital, early-stage startups, to Fortune 100 companies. He has a keen understanding of emerging technology and the importance of engaging policymakers to create a favorable policy landscape for those companies to flourish.
Cameron most recently served as the California and Southwest Region Executive Director for TechNet. In his role at TechNet, he oversaw seven western states and represented over 85+ member companies. Cameron advocated before the state legislature, agencies, and administration in the areas of privacy, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity, telehealth, procurement, future of work, education, fintech, advanced energy, venture capital, and e-commerce.
He was instrumental in representing businesses’ interests during the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), providing inaugural comments to the California Privacy Protection Agency’s rulemaking for the CPRA. He was also the chief negotiator on Colorado’s Privacy Act, the third omnibus privacy legislation in the nation.
Prior to leading the TechNet team in California and the Southwest, Cameron worked at the California Department of Finance, where he served both the Brown and Newsom Administrations providing budgetary oversight to the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, Department of Justice, California Victim Compensation Board, the Military Department, and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
Cameron previously worked as a Legislative Director in the State Assembly and as a Legislative Aide in the State Senate, working on a variety of issues from education to taxation, and was a recipient of a California Senate Fellowship. Beyond his work in the United States, Cameron worked as a policy consultant for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the United Kingdom, worked in International Development in Kenya and Tanzania, and was a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea.
Cameron received his bachelor’s degree from Azusa Pacific University and his master’s degree from the London School of Economics. Cameron serves on the Board of Directors for an International Nonprofit focused on reducing poverty in East Africa. Cameron lives in Sacramento with his wife Emma and their two dogs, Huck and Poppy.