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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), a leading California public affairs firm, has promoted three team members – Matt Mahon to Vice President, Daisy Castellón to Director and Taylor Buck to Account Coordinator.

“LPA is committed to retaining and cultivating top-tier talent, and Matt, Daisy and Taylor are true models of our dedication to the success of our clients, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Donna Lucas, the firm’s President and CEO.

Left to Right: Matt Mahon, Daisy Castellón, Taylor Buck

Matt Mahon joined LPA in 2018, bringing over a decade of experience in political communications, media relations and crisis management in both the Legislature and the private sector. As Vice President, Matt will continue to drive the strategic direction of key clients in some of the firm’s most complex issue areas including land use, energy and economic development. He also provides high level counsel and guidance on LPA’s operations and business development.

Daisy Castellón has served in various capacities since joining LPA in June 2017 after previously working at Imprenta Communications Group. As Director, Daisy will oversee client initiatives in higher education, biotech, health care and technology, providing valuable insight and strategic counsel as clients navigate California’s evolving political landscape. She joins senior leaders of the firm as a member of LPA’s Executive Team.

LPA hired Taylor Buck as an Apprentice in January 2020 and she quickly became a valued member of the team. As an Account Coordinator, Taylor will provide media, writing, research and design support for clients across several industries, including energy, biotech and education. Before joining the firm, Taylor worked for PRO Youth and Families, launching and facilitating the Sacramento Area Council of Governments’ Youth Leadership Academy.


Lucas Public Affairs is a leading California public affairs firm that specializes in developing strategic communications to meet clients’ business and policy objectives and in managing high-level reputation, issues management and crisis communications campaigns. LPA works with the state’s leading foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations, businesses and government entities to help them navigate some of the most complex and controversial issues facing California today in health care, education, civic engagement, energy, transportation, insurance, biotechnology, tourism, business and finance, among other areas. At LPA, we are problem solvers unequivocally committed to our clients’ success. Learn more at