Don Attore has over four decades of experience in strategic planning, political organizing, and community outreach. He is an expert in the complex area of public policy within the state of California.
He and his hand-picked teams have provided a variety of services to various organizations dedicated to the advancement of children’s health and education. Since its inception, he has worked with Vision to Learn providing vision care to hundreds of thousands of low-income kids across California and a growing number of additional states. He and his associates are also closely involved with The California Endowment‘s program to serve Boys and Young Men of Color throughout the state. Don has been active in Centene Corporation‘s entrance into California health care, as they became the first medical provider to penetrate the market in 20 years. Additionally, he was part of the group who helped Centene navigate the purchase of Health Net. One of Don’s team currently supports them with strategies for success as they expand into new health care markets.
Don’s significant contributions and advocacy for children’s health and education earned him an appointment to the statewide First 5 California Commission also known as the California Children and Families Commission where he served for three years. He has also worked with the Advancement Project, The Packard Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Don manages teams focused on real estate development involving ecological and green energy projects. In that capacity, he works with a number of large corporations and consortiums including AT&T, AECOM, Majestic Realty, Metropolitan Water District and 8minutenergy Renewables.
He and his team’s efforts within organized labor have been diverse. They have worked with scores of major labor organizations throughout the State of California including American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), state and local chapters of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), California Teachers Association (CTA), IBEW State Council, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Using a variety of additional personnel, he helped develop and implement a successful, comprehensive public affairs and legislative campaign for Majestic Realty’s effort to gain approval to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles by obtaining a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption to build a premiere stadium/entertainment complex.
Don served 30 years with the California Teachers Association. During that time, he earned a reputation as a “go-to guy” managing major political, public policy and contract campaigns. After retiring from CTA, he established Attore & Associates, LLC.
Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands.