Regent Gareth Elliott

Eloy Oakley

Gareth Elliott is the current Vice Chair of the Board of Regents. He is a partner at Sacramento Advocates, Inc., a California lobbying firm. Prior to that, he served as legislative affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor from 2011-2015. Mr. Elliott was policy director in the Office of California State Senator Alex Padilla from 2008 to 2011 and policy director and deputy chief of staff in the Office of California State Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Elliott was a legislative aide and then legislative director in the Office of California State Senator Don Perata from 1996 to 2004. He earned his B.A. degree from Humboldt State University. 

Mr. Elliott was appointed as a Regent in 2015 by Governor Brown to a term ending in 2025.

Term of Appointment

January 2, 2015
Term expires:
March 1, 2025

Committee Membership (2023-2024)

Finance and Capital Strategies
Compliance and Audit (Vice Chair)
Nominations (Chair)