January 14, 2020: California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Che Salinas as Senior Advisor on Business and Economic Development for the Office of the Governor, under the guidance of Lenny Mendonca, the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Salinas was previously Chief Deputy Legislative Affairs Secretary for Operations. Salinas was counsel at Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips from 2011 to 2018. He was counsel for the Office of Senator Ed Hernandez from 2010 to 2011 and counsel for the Office of Senator Dean Florez from 2009 to 2010. He was a consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Judiciary from 2006 to 2009 and a legislative aide for former California Senate President Pro Tempore Don Perata from 2004 to 2006. He is a board member of Improve Your Tomorrow.