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Michael A. Gunning PDF Print E-mail

 Michael Gunning serves as Vice President at the Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC). He represents PIFC 's member companies before the California State Legislature on personal lines insurance matters including: auto, homeowners, community investment, finance and other issues. Michael also provides assistance on issues before the California Department of Insurance (CDI).

Mr. Gunning is a 20-year veteran of finance, investments, public policy and community development in California. He served as Managing Director for the Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Fund (NCRF) before joining PIFC. Mr. Gunning organized and facilitated over $24 million in NCRF investments throughout California. At the CDI, Mr. Gunning served as Director of the California Organized Investment Network (COIN). In that capacity, he sought to match insurance industry investment capital with safe and sound investments for economic development and affordable housing in urban and rural areas throughout the state.

Mr. Gunning has also served as a policy consultant for the California Legislature, Assembly Republican Office of Policy - for the Insurance and Banking committees and Senior Consultant for the Assembly Republican Caucus. He worked on a number of issues while working in the Legislature including the California Earthquake Authority, regulatory issues within the CDI, workers’ compensation reform, Proposition 103 and affordable automobile insurance.

He also served as Vice President, California Public Finance Office of George K. Baum & Company, located in Sacramento, California. He was responsible for the development and structuring of financing transactions for local government clients.

From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Gunning served as Executive Assistant to the Treasurer of the State of Missouri. He was very active in the Missouri Housing and Development Commission where he was involved in the issuance of over $200 million in housing bonds for the state.

Mr. Gunning holds a BA in Political Science and History from Claremont McKenna College and an MA from Claremont Graduate School in Public Policy. He is also a Fellow, The Coro Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri. He was one of twelve selected through a nationwide process to participate in the Foundation’s Fellows program. This full-time, post-graduate program in public affairs is designed for individuals who have demonstrated potential for public leadership.

Mr. Gunning has published in Comstock’s Business Magazine and other publications in California. He also holds the 1999 Achievement Award from the Black Insurance Professional Association and serves as Chairman of the Black Republican Council, Sacramento Chapter. He is a speaker at numerous conferences on Community Development Finance. Mr. Gunning lives in Elk Grove with his wife, Kelly, and their daughters, Elon and Emma.