EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Maurine Padden serves as EVP and chief operating officer where she oversees WBA’s advocacy efforts in the legislative, regulatory and legal arenas on behalf of the association’s members in addition to providing operational support to the WBA team. As a member of WBA’s senior management, she contributes to the development and execution of the association’s strategic goals and initiatives. Maurine previously served as the associations’ director of state government affairs and lead lobbyist in the most active state legislature in the country. Prior to joining the association in 1989, Maurine was corporate governance counsel for the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and also served as trial counsel for the Department of Industrial Relations.
Maurine received her law degree from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in government and economics from California State University, Sacramento.