WASHINGTON (September 2, 2014) – The R Street Institute is pleased to welcome Ian Adams as senior fellow and California director. In this role, Adams will be responsible for running R Street’s California office and working with state legislative and business groups.

Adams joins R Street from the office of Assemblyman Curt Hagman, where he has served as a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow since 2013. Previously, Adams worked as a law clerk for the Personal Insurance Federation of California, where he worked on statutory and regulatory insurance matters and educated lawmakers about insurance issues. He also served with the Oregon House of Representatives as a legal extern in the office of Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna.

“We are lucky to have someone with Ian’s knowledge of the insurance industry and state Legislature, as well as his broad range of contacts in Sacramento,” said R Street President Eli Lehrer. “As we continue to expand our operations in California, Ian will be the ideal person to lead the charge.”

“I’m honored to be joining R Street, especially during this exciting time when the organization will be more active in issues of interest to California lawmakers,” said Adams. “I look forward to working with many of my former colleagues in this new capacity as R Street’s California director.”

Adams is a graduate of Seattle University and the University of Oregon School of Law. He is a member of the Illinois Bar and is California registered in-house counsel to a Sacramento-area charitable organization.

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