Senior Vice President, Director of State Government Relations
Kevin Gould joined the California Bankers Association (CBA) in 2004, bringing with him more than seven years of legislative experience. In his role as senior vice president and director of state government relations, he oversees the management and operation of CBA’s state government relations department and also serves as one of CBA’s three registered lobbyists. Gould’s advocacy responsibilities and issues focus mainly in the areas of bank operations, commercial lending, residential property lending, construction dispute resolution issues, wealth asset management and trust issues, as well as monitoring and engaging with elected officials on the state’s cash management. He oversees CBA’s State Government Relations Committee and internal policy committees, which provide expertise and directives that guide the priorities of the association’s state government advocacy program.
After graduating from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in government, Gould joined the Office of Assembly Member Gary Miller representing the 60th Assembly District. He then worked as legislative director and chief of staff for Assembly Member Bob Pacheco.
During his time with Assembly Member Pacheco, Gould advised the member on the Assembly Committee on Judiciary where Assembly Member Pacheco was the vice chair. Additionally, Gould staffed the Assembly Member on numerous policy and budgetary committees including, but not limited to, the Assembly Budget and Budget Subcommittees while also advising the member on the Assembly Committee on Health and Committee on Appropriations.