Background on the Firm
Tom Stefan and Sande George founded Stefan/George Associates in 1987 as a full service association management firm. During Ms. George's eleven years lobbying with George R. Steffes, Inc., Stefan/George Associates was able to provide both association management and lobbying services by combining the skills of both firms. Upon opening the lobbying office of Stefan/George Associates in 2000, the company now includes the association management and lobbying functions under one roof.
The firm developed as a result of requests by clients for a management team capable of overseeing day-to-day association management as well as lobbying services. The firm’s partners believed their backgrounds could be effectively combined to assist associations in their efforts to develop a comprehensive presence in California. Those services are now also available to Stefan/George’s lobbying clients.
Currently, Stefan/George continues to offer executive director and association management services, and also provides lobbying services in Sacramento, both legislative and regulatory, with an office across from the Capitol. With the addition of Lauren De Valencia y Sanchez to the downtown office, Stefan/George now also offers public affairs services.