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Jessyca Sheehan has extensive experience partnering with state, national and global companies and organizations on strategic communication and public affairs campaigns.


Specializing in corporate communications, message development, issues management, and crisis communications, she counsels Lucas Public Affairs clients in a variety of industries, including energy and natural resources, technology and transportation.

Jessyca provides strategic guidance to LPA clients on some of the most pressing issues of the day, including the state’s energy transition, drought and water conservation, land use and broadband deployment. She is also a sought-after speaker in the Sacramento community, leading public speaking and message training seminars and providing professional coaching for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and senior executives. She serves as a valued member of the firm’s executive team and is an experienced mentor for the staff.

Before joining LPA, Jessyca was vice president of a Bay Area-based public affairs agency where she oversaw strategic communications and engagement programs for high-profile statewide initiatives in the energy and utility sector. Previously, she was a director at the Sacramento office of APCO Worldwide where she led the firm’s North America Energy and Clean Tech practice. Earlier, she worked at the California Chamber of Commerce supporting public affairs activities, and at a statewide nonprofit organization.

Jessyca has a Bachelor of Arts in English and French from the University of California, Los Angeles. Following her graduation, she taught English at a high school in the southwest of France. Jessyca is an avid runner with countless long-distance runs under her belt, including numerous half-marathons in national parks across the western U.S.

Community and Civic Involvement
  • Board Member, California Women in Energy
  • Member and Mentor, Association of Women in Water, Energy and the Environment
  • Coach, Girls on the Run Greater Sacramento
  • Member, Sacramento Press Club
  • Member, Capitol Network
  • Sacramento Magazine’s “12 Women to Watch” in 2011