Paul J. YoderPaul J. Yoder

Paul J. Yoder is one of the founding Partners of Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, Inc. Mr. Yoder has been a legislative advocate for almost 30 years. He began his career as a lobbyist for the County of San Diego.

In 1993, Mr. Yoder joined Gerber and Associates, Inc., where he lobbied for many of the firm’s public clients, including several counties, several water agencies, transit agencies, and solid waste interests, as well as the firm’s corporate clients.

In 1998, Mr. Yoder joined with Mr. Shaw to acquire Gerber and Associates, Inc. The firm was subsequently renamed Shaw / Yoder, Inc. In 2001, Mr. Yoder again partnered with Mr. Shaw in the acquisition of several other lobbying firms. The firm was subsequently renamed Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, Inc. Today, Mr. Yoder successfully represents dozens of local governmental entities both in legislative and regulatory matters.

Mr. Yoder’s government advocacy duties and experience at the firm include: drafting legislative language; reviewing, tracking and analyzing legislative bills, public laws, and agency regulations, including Federal laws; monitoring legislative committee and agency hearings; testifying at hearings; maintaining cordial and cooperative relationships with key legislators, legislative staff and committee consultants, and administrative agency staff, including in the Governor’s Office; coordinating legislative strategies with other interest groups and related associations; and, maintaining liaison with clients regarding pending legislative issues and developing strategies to move client interests forward.

Mr. Yoder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, from Yale University. He has completed all the course work towards a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration, at the California State University at Sacramento.