As Executive Director, Barry leads our lobbying and public policy, as well as CDSA and CDS Institute operations. He cultivates strong relationships with Administration officials, legislators and relevant staff members, and colleagues at stakeholder organizations to ensure CDSA members are well represented in Sacramento. Barry was named Executive Director in August 2020, after five years as CDSA’s Director of Government Affairs. Barry came to CDSA with legislative and management experience, and previously served as the in-house counsel to a regional human rights and fair housing commission. A native Southern Californian, Barry has developed NorCal bona fides as an alumnus of UC Davis and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He enjoys life in Sacramento as part of a small menagerie including his wife, two kiddos, chickens and dog.