National Advisory Council: 2009
Shaudi Falamaki Fulp is the founding principal of the Fidens Group where she manages political and public affairs strategies for private and public sector clients including Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, business and labor coalitions, start-ups, and nonprofit organizations.
Prior to launching the Fidens Group, Shaudi was the Chief Advocate of Policy, Government, and Public Affairs for a Fortune 5 company headquartered in California. In this role she developed and implemented local and state level public affairs programs, and effectively advocated on a broad range of issues before the legislative and executive branches of government. With expertise in energy, environmental, land use, transportation, budget and tax policies, she has negotiated some of the state’s marquee laws in these areas, and advised company executives on various internal initiatives, including the acquisition and integration of a new business unit. She also chaired various political action committees that successfully elected bipartisan legislators to state and local office.
Previously, Shaudi represented clients at California’s premier advocacy and public relations firm, KP Public Affairs, and served on Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson's Transition Team. Shaudi started her career in television news, where she covered the California State Capitol and the inaugural term of former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for both local and national affiliates.
Shaudi is a graduate of UC-Berkeley, where she earned a Masters in Political Science and undergraduate degrees in Legal Studies and Political Psychology. As an active alumna, she serves on the Institute of Governmental Studies National Advisory Council, the Dean of Students’ Advisory Council, and various scholarship committees. She is a frequent on-air political commentator and guest lecturer for public policy, business, law, and political science courses at UC-Berkeley, Stanford, Pepperdine, and the University of Southern California.