John C. Duncan

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Senior Executive
Cal Capitol Group

Senior Executive John C. Duncan’s skills in communication and negotiation have shone through his decades of work in labor, healthcare, workers compensation and employment policy and government relations at the state and federal levels. A former Director of the Dept. of Industrial Relations under Governor Schwarzenegger, Duncan has worked for three different administrations in Sacramento. In addition to his various posts at DIR, Duncan has chaired the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), a quasi-judicial Board charged with administering the collective bargaining statutes covering the employees of the state’s public schools, universities, counties and state government. He has also chaired the California Employment Training Panel (ETP). Duncan’s career dates to the 1980s, when he held a number of positions at the Dept. of Defense in Washington DC, including Assistant to US Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger (whose book, Fighting for Peace, Duncan helped write). Most recently, he worked as VP of Government Affairs for US HealthWorks, one of the largest operators of occupational healthcare and urgent care clinics in the country, and as Senior VP of Government Relations for Western Dental Services.