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Samuel Garrison is the Vice President of Civic Initiatives for Caruso Affiliated, one of the nation's most innovative real estate development firms. In this capacity, Sam works closely with the CEO and the development group on civic engagement projects and public policy issues.
Prior to joining Caruso Affiliated, Sam was a Director at the High Lantern Group (HLG), a public affairs firm specializing in strategic positioning and thought leadership. Before working with Caruso, Sam was Vice President of Public Policy for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce where he led the organization’s involvement in wide-range of policy initiatives including leadership roles in two successful statewide political reform ballot initiatives.
Sam began his career on Capitol Hill as a personal aide to Senator Dianne Feinstein and later as Senior Legislative Aide to Congressman Adam B. Schiff. From 2004 to 2005, he served as Communications Deputy and Press Secretary to a member of the Los Angeles City Council.
A fifth generation Angeleno, Sam graduated from Harvard-Westlake School, University of Southern California, and Loyola Law School. He is an active member of the State Bar of California. Sam lives in Pasadena with his wife and two young sons.
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