First Person: Susan Kennedy

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In 2005, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger surprised many fellow Republicans when he appointed Susan Kennedy -- a former aide to Governor Gray Davis and one-time executive director of the California Democratic Party -- as his chief of staff. The Los Angeles Times has called Kennedy "the most enduring force in state government of the last decade." She joins us in-studio, as part of our "First Person" series of interviews with the leaders, innovators and others who make the Bay Area unique.

Interview Highlights


Susan Kennedy, former chief of staff for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former deputy chief of staff for Governor Gray Davis, board member of the California Health Benefit Exchange and a private consultant focusing on clean tech