Chief Advocacy Officer & President, BizFed PAC
De’Andre Valencia joined the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) in September of 2017 as the Advocacy Director. Prior to joining BizFed, De’Andre was the Government Affairs Director for the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Los Angeles/Ventura County (BIA-LAV). As the Director of Government Affairs, DeAndre managed all legislative and policy issues that affected residential development and affordability throughout Los Angeles County, building relationships with coalition partners to leverage influence, as well as developing the chapter’s political action strategic plan in full compliance with state and federal laws. Through his tenure with BIA-LAV, De’Andre was successful in managing various committees such as the sustainability, political resources, Asian development, and the emerging leaders of tomorrow committees.
De’Andre earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of La Verne and sat on various commissions for the City of Pomona; which included the Planning, Vehicle Parking District, and the Charter Review Commissions.
De’Andre oversees BizFed’s Advisory Committee, Advocacy Committee, Anti-poverty/Economic Mobility Committee, Polling/Metrics Committee, Responsible Governance Committee, and the Executive Committee