Chris Wilson

Senior Policy Manager

BizFed Staff

chris.wilson@bizfed.org

Chris Wilson began his public service career at the age of 16 working for the City of
Pico Rivera Parks and Recreation Department. After three years at the City of Pico
Rivera, Chris then went on to work for the Whittier Union High School District in 2005
as a Vocational Specialist, working with adults with disabilities.
Chris began working for the California State Legislature in 2008 first as an Intern then
Project Coordinator to California Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) of
the 62nd Assembly District. Chris continued his service in the Assembly where he
joined the Office of Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) in February of
2009 as a Case Manager and Field Representative. Chris then transitioned to work for
Assemblymember Lowenthal in her Sacramento office for two years (2012-2014) as a
Legislative Aide.
Due to term limits, Chris joined the team of Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-
Carson) in 2014. During this time, Chris served as a Field Representative, Senior
Field Representative, Communications Consultant, Acting Chief of Staff, and then
District Director.
Chris has dedicated 12 amazing years working for the California State Legislature
under three governors, four speakers and three assemblymembers from 2008 to
2020.
Currently, Chris works for the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) as a
Public Policy Manager, responsible for issues involving Housing and Land Use, CEQA,
Responsible Governance, Transportation and Trade.
Chris Wilson is a graduate of Cerritos Community College with a major in Liberal Arts
and Sciences and minor in Business Administration. He earned his Bachelor of Science
Degree from the University of Phoenix in Communications.
Chris lives in the City of Signal Hill where he was appointed by the Signal Hill City
Council as the youngest and youngest person of color to serve on the city’s Planning
Commission in 2017. He was re-appointed to this post in 2021. Chris was also
appointed by Supervisor Janice Hahn in 2020 to serve on LA Metro’s Community
Advisory Council.