IRVINE - The Building Industry Association of Southern California announced today that veteran government affairs advocate Steven Schuyler has joined the Association staff as Vice President for Government Affairs. In that role, he will be responsible for leading BIASC’s regional public policy efforts and working closely with the Association’s four Chapters on local issues.
Schuyler has more than 20 years’ experience in public policy and government relations. For the past decade, he has been the principal of The Strategy Centre, representing a variety of clients including land use and environmental concerns, with a special focus on CEQA mitigations. He also has been an advocate for the Western States Petroleum Association and earlier in his career held a variety of positions with elected officials including U.S. Representative Jay Kim, Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer and Assembly Member Fred Aguiar.
In making the announcement, BIASC President Bob Yoder said Schuyler’s background will provide the region’s homebuilding industry with a strong resource as it grapples with ever-more complex environmental and regulatory issues across the six-county region.
“Steven has a rare combination of political and technical competence to lead our efforts in these areas,” Yoder said. “He is a skilled negotiator who thoroughly understands the needs of our industry and of state and local government officials, and his understanding of environmental compliance issues will be particularly valuable.”
Schuyler earned a master’s degree in environmental studies-policy and planning, from California State University, Fullerton. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of La Verne. He lives in Chino Hills with his wife, Martha, and four-year-old son, Remington.
BIASC represents almost 1,000 member companies throughout Southern California. Along with its four chapters – Los Angeles/Ventura, Orange County, Riverside County and Baldy View – it advocates on behalf of the homebuilding industry throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, southeast Kern, Orange, Riverside, Imperial and San Bernardino counties.