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Richard Cesar, Esq.

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor

About Richard Cesar, Esq.

Mr. Richard Cesar currently serves as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he works closely with state, local and tribal elected officials across the country to advance the mission and priorities of the Department of Labor. Prior to joining DOL, Richard served as the Senior Public Policy and Program Manager for Los Angeles County’s Workforce Development Department, where he led the department’s legislative, policy and advocacy efforts and spearheaded multiple workforce and economic development programs/initiatives to promote economic prosperity for residents and businesses within Los Angeles County. Prior to joining LA County, Richard worked as a public affairs consultant, primarily serving clients in the infrastructure, transportation, government and political sectors, helping to develop and execute local hire, small business inclusion and community engagement strategies to facilitate compliance with project labor agreements on multi-billion-dollar infrastructure/transportation projects. From 2014 - 2017, Richard was honored to work as an Obama appointee at USDOT, serving in multiple roles within the Office of former Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx. Richard holds a JD from the University of Wisconsin and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.