April 11, 2022
The California Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Operations Janus Norman will become the California Cable and Telecommunications Association’s (CCTA) new President, starting April 25.
CCTA is the industry’s largest state cable and telecommunications association, leading the development of video, broadband and communications policy in California.
“For the last eight and a half years, Janus Norman has positioned CMA as a force in the health care advocacy space. His service, passion and dedication to California’s physicians has been a large reason for the unrivalled success of our legislative and political advocacy programs,” said CMA CEO Dustin Corcoran. “The legacy that Janus leaves behind at CMA will be felt for years to come.”
While at CMA, Norman oversaw all legislative and political activities for the organization. Among his key accomplishments during his tenure are helping CMA secure passage of the Proposition 56 tobacco tax, increasing the legal age for tobacco purchase from 18 to 21, expanding the number of and funding for GME residency slots, and strengthening vaccination requirements for school-aged children. Additionally, during his tenure, physician membership in the state legislature increased three-fold.
Norman was recently named one of Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 Influential People in California Politics. He received a bachelor’s in Communications Studies from California State University, Sacramento; an MBA from the University of Southern California; and was part of the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program. Prior to joining CMA, Norman served as a legislative advocate for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Judicial Council of California.
View CCTA’s press release here.
As Janus Norman takes on this new role, CMA is pleased to announce that Janice Rocco, CMA Vice President of Health Care Access and Coverage, will serve as interim Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Operations. Rocco joined CMA early last year and has been working on issues related to health care access, coverage and reform, as well as addressing matters related to the pandemic. Prior to joining CMA, she was the consultant to the Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response, spent nine years as the Deputy Insurance Commissioner, and worked for over a decade as a Chief of Staff in the State Assembly, after working for Planned Parenthood at the beginning of her career.