Lindsey Goodwin joined Randle Communications in 2013 after several years developing a strong legislative and public affairs background working for state and local elected officials. As Vice President of Public Affairs, Goodwin leads the public affairs practice for the firm, which includes a proprietary digital advocacy practice that combines a variety of communications tools, including traditional earned media, digital advocacy, coalition building, news-style and animated video development, to educate lawmakers, media and key stakeholders to define, shape and win legislative and policy debates.
In her work leading the Public Affairs Practice, Goodwin also leads and oversees issue-based campaigns at the center of California’s most consequential public policy issues, most notably housing and health care. This includes work with leading health care trade associations like the California Hospital Association, California Pharmacists Association and Californians Allied for Patient Protection. In her time with the firm, Goodwin has also led strategic communications and public affairs programs to support several health systems, including Dignity Health, John Muir Health, and currently Adventist Health, a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20 hospitals in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Goodwin also oversees work with several of the firm’s trade association clients, currently working with the California Association of REALTORS® to elevate the need for increased housing supply in a time when the state is facing a historic and dire housing supply and affordability crisis.
In addition, Goodwin oversees the development of the firm’s annual Digital Influencer Report, which measures and analyzes the California Legislature’s activity on Twitter to illustrate digital advocacy’s impact on legislative outcomes. The report received national recognition in 2019, and has been lauded by journalists, including political reporting heavyweights at POLITICO.
With more than a decade of public affairs experience, Goodwin has supported stakeholder engagement, outreach and media relations on some of Sacramento’s most-high profile public infrastructure projects throughout the greater capital region. Goodwin got her start in Sacramento on the staff of former Mayor Kevin Johnson building and leading community outreach efforts and constituent affairs for Sacramento’s more than 450,00 residents during the mayor’s first year in office.
Most recently, Goodwin was recognized as one the Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2019. She is a graduate of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Sacramento Class of 2018 and currently serves on Leadership Sacramento Alumni Committee. She is also on the board of Capitol Network, a professional organization designed to strengthen the ties of women working in and around the capitol. Goodwin is also a proud and active alumnus of her undergraduate alma mater, Sonoma State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science awarded cum laude with distinction. Goodwin also holds a Master of Arts in Government from California State University, Sacramento, with emphases in California state and local government and American government.
When she’s not in the office, you can catch Goodwin on her yoga mat, spending time with friends and family, and taking weekend trips with her husband to visit Sonoma County.