Vice Chair – Governmental Relations
Don Cecil has been providing public and government affairs consulting to corporations, public agencies, trade associations and nonprofits in the Bay Area for the past 15 years. In his consulting practice, MC2 Public Affairs, Don brings innovative and strategic thinking, as well as meticulous attention to detail, to clients including Comcast, Dignity Health, Castilleja School, Chevron, PG&E and the Palo Alto Housing Corporation. The projects and initiatives advanced by Don’s work have helped to improve local government, build strong communities and foster a common sense balance between a strong local economy, smart development and quality of life.
Prior to starting his own firm, Don managed more than 30 successful campaigns for city council, the board of supervisors and state assembly; as well as ballot measures that have secured more than $1 billion in funds for local school facilities, the new Valley Medical Center Hospital, and transportation improvements. Don works successfully on behalf of clients and issues by maintaining positive relationships – even among people who may not see eye-to-eye – and always being honest and above-board with all parties.