Biography of Hon. Gwen Moore

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Hon. Gwen Moore

President
GeM Communications Group

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GeM Communications Group, Ms. Moore is the primary consultant, working with clients to develop and implement public affairs, legislative strategies and community outreach programs. Drawing on her vast experience as a legislator in the California State Assembly, Ms. Moore develops grassroots lobbying efforts, advises clients on legislative and regulatory issues and offers solutions. She formulates public affairs programs for clients with marketing, political, cultural and charitable agendas.

Prior to founding GeM Communications Group, Ms. Moore distinguished herself as a member of the California Assembly for 16 productive years. She served as Majority Whip and gained a national reputation serving 12 years as Chair of the prestigious Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee which had jurisdiction over the California cable television industry, emerging business enterprises, international trade and tourism, California ports, trucking issues, rail and rail safety and all investor-owned utilities including water, telecommunications, and energy. As an Assemblywoman, Gwen Moore developed legislative and political strategies on a variety of issues such as diversity in procurement, taxation and international trade, consumer affairs, and business and labor issues. She had a record number of over 400 bills signed into law.

Ms. Moore was active with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), serving as both Chair of the State-Federal Assembly and the Assembly on the Legislature- the two major comonents of NCSL. Ms. Moore also chaired the NCSL National Committee on Telecommunications and Transportation.

In addition to her extensive work as a legislator and advocate for the people of California, Ms. Moore was the Founder and President of the Community Education Organization, which was a community service foundation offering extensive after school programs for “latch-key” youth in Los Angeles. She serves on numerous local and national boards including among others the California State Bar Board of Trustees and the California Small Business Association. She is 1st VP of the California State Conference of the NAACP, Co-Vice Chair of the California Utility Diversity Council (CUDC), and Chair of the CA Black Business Association NBCSL Corporate Roundtable, among others, and she is the President Emeritus of The Future PAC.

Ms. Moore’s work has garnered honors and awards from diverse arenas: the U.S. Department of Commerce, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Professional Communication Association, and Legislator of the Year NBCSL. Among numerous other awards, she recently received the prestigious Black Rose Award from the National League of Black Women, the Business of the Year from the Black Business Association, and the Leadership California’s State Leader Award, as well as awards from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Professional Communication Association, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee, to name a few.

The Latin Business Association is extremely proud to present the Hon. Ms. Gwen Moore as a Featured Panelist for the 4th Annual LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference, and privileged to have her share of her vast communications, legislative and advocacy expertise on Seminar 1: “Successful Women in Business”.

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