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tyrone d. bland



Tyrone D. Bland, is a Los Angeles County native and longtime corporate business strategist and political and policy advisor. He is the former global head of government affairs at the Creative Artists Agency, (CAA) where he led a range of legislative, regulatory and political issues directly impacting the agency’s global and national clients and business segments.

In his previous role as the Vice President of U.S. State and Local Government Affairs for Herbalife Nutrition (North America), he led the company’s Government Affairs and stakeholder engagement strategy, with all State and Local elected officials, Attorneys General, and state regulatory and oversight agencies.

With more than 20 years of bi-partisan lobbying experience at the Federal, State and Local level, Mr. Bland implemented tactical expertise for Herbalife Nutrition’s U.S. Government Affairs operation in more than 45 states, 13,000 Cities and 2,100 Counties and 300 Special Districts throughout the U.S.

From 2004-2008, Bland served as the lead lobbyist for the City of Los Angeles under Mayor(s) James K. Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa. Prior to joining Herbalife Nutrition, he served as Managing Partner for the Washington, D.C. based lobbying firms, Capitol Hill Consulting Group and Porter Tellus, LLC. His focus areas included: land- use and urban planning, trade, transportation, utilities and financial services policy issues.

For a decade, Bland provided legislative and regulatory counsel to major corporations including; Toyota Motor Corporation, American Airlines, AT&T, Bank of America and a wide range of national trade associations. Bland has been a featured commentator on numerous policy and political media outlets including MSNBC, CNBC and the Washington Post. Bland has recently been made gubernatorial appointee to the California Water Commission by current Governor Gavin Newsom. He also serves on the Smithsonian Institution Regional Council and the U.S. Conference of Mayors – Business Council.

He attended the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles, where he earned a B.A. degree in Political Science.