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Brian Maas


Brian Maas is the President of the California New Car Dealers Association representing over 1,200 franchised new car dealers in the state. Brian directed CNCDA’s political activities and served as the Association’s chief legislative advocate for twelve years before becoming President. Previously, he was a lobbyist with the California Bankers Association.

Prior to working with trade associations, Brian spent 12 years practicing law with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as a specialist in political law and lobbying in San Francisco and Sacramento.

He also worked as a district/capitol staffer and committee consultant for Assembly Member Johan Klehs (1982-1988).

A native of San Leandro, Brian graduated from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento with honors, and the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Political Science and Rhetoric. He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Lisa, and two children, Jared and Natalie.


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