Subject matter expert on agriculture, water, energy, ocean issues, economic development, state procurement, budgetary issues, legislative/administrative affairs.
Kevin Schmidt is a partner with Axiom Advisors based in Sacramento. Kevin has a multidimensional background in statewide policy and politics. As a fourth generation public servant to California, he has the institutional knowledge needed to navigate the complex political landscape of this state.
Beginning his public service career with the California Senate Majority Leader, Kevin worked on a broad array of topics including agriculture, water, and energy. He provided support for oversight and investigative hearings involving complex policy issues.
Prior to joining Axiom, Kevin spent three years at California Strategies, where he focused on renewable energy and environmental projects. Before joining California Strategies, Kevin spent five years serving as Policy Director for Lieutenant Governor (now Governor) Gavin Newsom, focusing on energy, natural resources, economic development, higher education, and other policy issues. Kevin also represented Lt. Governor Newsom on the California Coastal Commission, the California State Lands Commission, and the Ocean Protection Council, and in those positions was responsible for decision-making on important statewide policies and multibillion-dollar State Budgets.
A native Californian, Kevin earned a Bachelors of Science degree in business management from Santa Clara University, and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.