Founder & Managing Partner
Don Polese has spent over three decades on Capitol Hill, both with leading Members of Congress and as a consultant to many significant California private and public companies and organizations. He leads the Vectis DC team and helps clients navigate a variety of complicated issues, including DACA/immigration reform, police reform, school funding, and water policy. Through his long-time service as District Chief of Staff to San Diego and Orange County Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ron Packard, he is deeply knowledgeable about the annual federal budget and appropriations process. He also has developed many years of close relationships within key Federal agencies in DC and in California, including Defense, Energy, Education, Interior, Transportation, and EPA, and has assisted in the procurement of Federal permits for a number of major public and private projects throughout the Golden State. He is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (LA BizFed) and the Advisory Board of Washington Abstract, a collaborative, cloud-based tool to track, organize, and impact legislation. Don is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he received a BA in Government, and resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Jane.