Government Affairs & Policies Committee

The Napa Chamber of Commerce Announces Formation of the Government Affairs and Policies Committee (GAP)

The Napa Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors have unanimously voted to prioritize a renewed focus of the organization's advocacy outreach efforts with the formation of the NCC Government Affairs and Policies Committee (GAP).

The purpose of GAP remains to identify, study, and analyze legislative and public policy issues concerning the business community, as well as matters affecting the future social and economic progress of the City and County of Napa.

The GAP Committee replaces the former NCC Legislative Action Committee. James Krider, former longtime Napa City Council member and Planning Commissioner, will serve as the Board Chair. NCC Board Members, John Evans (Silverado Resort and Spa), Paul Hicks (Payroll Masters), Mike Murray (Napa Recycling & Waste), Kevin Teague (Holman Teague Roche Anglin), and Greg Cole with all participate on the committee.

The remaining GAP members were nominated by their industry peers, and vetted and approved by the NCC Board. Meetings will be held on the third or fourth Wednesday of every month with rotating locations TBD.

NCC Government Affairs and Policies Committee Members


  • Greg Cole
  • John Evans - General Manager, Silverado Resort and Spa
  • Ken Frank - Owner/Executive Chef, La Toque
  • Paul Hicks - Vice President of Development, Payroll Masters
  • Mike Murray - Chief Financial Officer, Napa Recycling & Waste Services
  • Kevin Teague - Partner, Holman Teague Roche Anglin, LLP/Board Chair


  • James Krider

GAP/NCC Members

  • Greg Brun/Scott Goldie - Brooks Street/NV Wine Train
  • Dr. Andrea Clarke - Kaiser Permanente Napa
  • Michael Collins - General Manager, Archer Hotel
  • Alonso Corona - President, Greene's Cleaners
  • Debra Dommen - VP Government and Industry Affairs, Treasury Wine Estates
  • Adam Ghisletta - Berkshire Hathaway
  • Dave Graham - Co-Founder/CEO, Latitude 38 Entertainment
  • Elizabeth Healy - Asst. VP, Government/Community Relations, The Doctors Company
  • Michael Holcomb - Strong and Hayden
  • Judy James - Director of Government Affairs, Comcast
  • Ronald Kraft, Ph.D. - President, Napa Valley College
  • Holly Krassner-Dawson - Founder/CEO,
  • Tom LeMasters - President, Bank of Napa
  • John Salmon - Upstream Investments
  • Rex Stults - Director, Industry Relations, Napa Valley Vintners
  • Mark Van Gorder - Public Affairs, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.


  • Jill Techel - Mayor, City of Napa
  • Ryan Gregory - County Supervisor, District 2
  • Maira Ayala - Representative of Congressman Mike Thompson
  • Alex Pader - Representative of Senator Bill Dodd
  • Tracy Krumpen - Representative of Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguilar-Curry