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Wednesday, July 20, 2016


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Brown Reappoints Coby King to Engineers Board


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday said he has reappointed Coby A. King, a former Los Angeles attorney and now a lobbyist and public affairs strategist, to the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

King, 55, has served on the board since 2013, the same year be became president and chief executive officer for public affairs at High Point Strategies LLC, with offices in downtown Los Angeles.

He was a public affairs executive at Ek and Ek from 2012 to 2013 and senior vice president for California corporate and public affairs at the MWW Group from 2008 to 2012. King was president and chief executive officer of Coby King Communications from 1999 to 2008, vice president of public affairs at Rogers and Associates from 1997 to 1999, an attorney at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips LLP from 1995 to 1997 and legal counsel at the California State Board of Equalization from 1993 to 1995.

He was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom from 1991 to 1993.

King, a Democrat, is a graduate of UCLA and of Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a former chairman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and served on the board of the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

He was a commissioner of the now-defunct City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency from 2000 to 2002.

Members of the engineers’ board to not require Senate confirmation and are paid $100 per day when attending meetings.


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