Tovey Giezentanner serves as a senior counselor with Randle Communications, where he provides strategic advice and advocacy services to help clients achieve their public and private sector goals. Giezentanner brings more than two decades of strategic communications experience including working in the California Governor’s Office, United States Congress and as the president and CEO of the Conaway Preservation Group, LLC.
In his role as senior counselor, Giezentanner is leading California Hospital Association’s effort to implement Behavioral Health Action, a landmark campaign to get candidates to make behavioral health solutions a priority. Additionally, he provides strategic counsel and advocacy support to Randle clients on a variety of issues including health care, real estate, water and infrastructure.
Prior to joining Randle Communications, Giezentanner ran his own successful public relations company from 2001 to 2018, where he managed several complex, long-term projects. From 2010 through 2016, Giezentanner worked with Wood Partners, LLC, and led the development team that gained discretionary approvals, permits and constructed the 440-unit multifamily apartment development project at 55 Laguna in San Francisco. During this period, Giezentanner also successfully developed his own 22-unit multifamily apartment project in Chico, California.
From 2004 to 2010, Giezentanner served as president for the Conaway Preservation Group, LLC, which owns the Conaway Ranch in Yolo County. In this capacity, Giezentanner oversaw the day-to-day agricultural operations of the 17,000-acre ranch. He also developed and implemented an integrated resources management plan for the property that included water and wastewater infrastructure development with neighboring cities, land use planning and conservation strategies to coincide with the Bay Delta Conservation Planning process and flood control strategies for the City of Woodland, among other efforts.
From 2000 to 2004, Giezentanner provided local public affairs and media relations guidance to Calpine Corporation, PacifiCare of California and the California Motor Car Dealers Association. Giezentanner additionally served as a key political advisor to Arnold Schwarzenegger during his campaign for governor in 2003 and during the 2004 election cycle on Propositions 57, 58, 68 and 70, managing coalition efforts, statewide bus tours and other advocacy efforts.
From 1994 to 1999, Giezentanner served in the Wilson Administration, working his way up from the mail room to the director of external affairs and governor’s rural affairs liaison.
Giezentanner attended California State University, Chico, and served in the U.S. Army. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his three children and resides in both Sacramento and Chico.