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Becky Beland McNaught

 

Becky Beland McNaught is the Senior Vice President of Communications and External Affairs at the Sacramento Kings where she leads strategic communications and messaging across the organization.  In this role, Becky is responsible for directing the business and basketball media relations, social responsibility, and DEI departments.

 

Becky previously served as California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s chief of staff for the first three years of the Newsom Administration, establishing the First Partner’s policy agenda, creating statewide initiatives to advance gender equity and children’s wellbeing, and developing comprehensive communications strategies to position the First Partner as a thought leader and top surrogate for Governor Newsom.

 

Prior to the Governor’s Office, Becky was the Democratic Counsel for the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee where she served as the lead advisor on government contracting, technology, and cybersecurity issues. Before that, she was the Counsel to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, whom she advised on civil rights, immigration, law enforcement, and other policy issues. Becky was a longtime aide to Maria Shriver and served as the deputy managing editor of The Shriver Reports, a series exploring the transformational role of women in American life.  

 

Becky earned her B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law.  She lives in her hometown of Sacramento with her husband, John, and their son Sebastian.