Speaker - Rob Lapsley

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Rob Lapsley was named President of the California Business Roundtable in 2011, a nonpartisan organization comprised of the senior executive leadership of the state’s major companies employing over half a million Californians. Previously, Rob served as VP and state political director for CalChamber; President of RCL Consultants and VP for Arnel Development, one of the largest private real estate companies in Southern California. Rob served in the U.S. State Department as special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to Spain during the Iraq war. He served as Chief of Staff to former Secretary of State Bill Jones, serving as Undersecretary of State from 1995 to 2001. Rob is a graduate fellow of the Coro Foundation and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He holds a B.S. in biology and political science from Illinois State University. He is married to his wife Susan, an attorney and they have three children.

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