Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) congratulations Steve Cikes on his promotion to partner as of January 1. Steve, who joined the firm in 2019, previously worked with Founding Partners Louise Renne and Jon Holtzman—who he credits as having been his mentors throughout his career—at Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai from 2005 to 2018. At RPLG, he primarily represents and advises public agencies on labor, employment and government law matters. He also represents the firm’s clients in affirmative, public interest litigation.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) is excited to welcome Jim Ross as Of Counsel. Jim has served as in-house counsel to counties throughout California for over 26 years. He has also held positions including City Attorney and Deputy City Attorney.
Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), is excited to announce the addition of June Catalano as its newest consultant. June recently retired from the City of Pleasant Hill after 17 years as city manager. Prior to that, she was city manager of the City of Martinez for five years. She has served as community development director in a wide range of cities, from Santa Ana to Laguna Beach to San Leandro.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) welcomes Sam Wheeler as Senior Counsel. Before joining RPLG, Sam spent more than eight years serving as a career law clerk for Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, where he drafted orders and bench memoranda in a wide range of civil cases, as well as criminal proceedings. During Sam’s tenure, Judge Spero presided over more than 1,500 civil cases.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) welcomes Rubin E. Cruse Jr. as Of Counsel. Prior to joining RPLG, Rubin served over 24 years in the Shasta County Counsel’s Office, where he also served as the County Counsel for the Shasta County Board of Supervisors since 2010. His extensive first-hand experience navigating the various issues impacting California’s public sector makes him an excellent fit for RPLG’s team of attorneys.
Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), welcomes Maira Durazo as its newest grant writing associate. Maira’s professional track record includes securing millions of dollars in grant funding, with a professional commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through her work in public service.
Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), welcomes Dr. Kelly Bowers as a consultant and strategic advisor. Prior to joining RPMG, Kelly spent over three decades working in TK-12 public education, 12 years of which were spent as the superintendent of schools for Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Over the course of her career, she has accrued executive leadership experience; expertise in strategic planning, resource procurement and management; and systems building for equity and sustainability in both the public and nonprofit sectors. Her strategic advising and coaching services add a unique element to Renne Public Management Group’s consultant offerings.
Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), welcomes Donna Vaillancourt as a consultant. Prior to joining RPMG, Donna spent nearly four decades working for San Mateo County, serving in various leadership roles, including as director of the County’s department of human resources. Her extensive experience in leadership development and organizational management makes her an exciting addition to RPMG’s growing team.
Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), is pleased to announce that Eric Figueroa has joined as a consultant. A seasoned local government leader with over 20 years of operational experience, Eric contributes not only proficiencies in leadership, finance, operations and analysis to RPMG’s public sector consulting practice areas, but also an authentic passion for local government.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) is pleased to announce an important promotion.