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David Quintana’s professional history spans nearly two decades in and around the State Capitol. Mr. Quintana provides clients with strategy development, policy analysis, relationship-building, campaign consulting, and unapparelled direct lobbying services.  Quintana’s reach extends into numerous sectors, including high-tech/social media, finance, energy, education, health and business districts and gaming.

After serving in the United States Air Force for a decade, Mr. Quintana then graduated from the University of California, Davis and the Boston College School of Law. He has the unique ability to combine his political connections with policy knowledge. This is why whenever there is a big fight brewing in the political arena, David Quintana is brought in to generate results.

Mr.Quintana launched his famous Back to Session Bash 15 years ago and it has since become the “Must Attend” event of each year since. The event has grown from a modest gathering for Capitol staffers to a star-studded blowout drawing in thousands of guests with lines to get in around the building. With each Bash it has hosted an array of Celebrity performances, from Coolio in 2015, to Lil Jon in 2020. Lets just say Mr. Quintana knows how to throw a party.

Mr. Quintana has been a regular guest on major media and paper outlets. In 2019, for the ninth time in 10 years, Capitol Weekly named Mr. Quintana one of the Capitol’s Top 100 “Power Players” in their annual list. In December of 2016 he was also featured in Sacramento Magazine as one of the key power players in state politics. 

How the @#$!% Was That a Hit: “My Ding-a-Ling”

In the summer of 1972, the US was withdrawing forces from Vietnam, there were talks of a mysterious burglary at the Watergate Hotel, the first episode of The Price is Right aired, and for two weeks Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-Ling” was the number 1 song in America. It was rock and roll progenitor Berry’s only number 1 and it’s awful! Or is it? Why did it go to number 1? A huge swath of folks in their 30s and 40’s were deeply nostalgic for the 1950s, radio DJs had a massive influence, and don’t forget the stunning work the crowd did singing in rhythm and on key!! Watch as Q and Tim dive in to figure it all out.

Amway: The Cult Next Door W/Robert Fitzpatrick

How the #*@ did “Strawberry Letter 23” become a monster hit for the Brothers Johnson in 1977? A pseudo-mystical song with an arrangement that seamlessly flowed between genres during the apex of the disco era. But if you break it down – it was destiny. Match up a magical melody dreamed up by a musical prodigy, Shuggie Otis, put it at the fingertips of one of the greatest producers in the history of music, Quincy Jones, and then pour it through the sweet soulful voice and fantastic playing of George (“Lightnin’ Licks”) and Louis (“Thunder Thumbs”) Johnson. It just had to be.

Amway: The Cult Next Door W/Robert Fitzpatrick

Amway: In the world of multi-level marketing (MLM) one player stands head and shoulders above all others – Amway. In the 1950’s the founders created what they called “The Plan” – the product wasn’t the focus – the focus was the distributor – and it was brilliant. “The Plan” raked in billions for the company and they adopted a sophisticated game-plan by immersing themselves in “Americana” branding and becoming a major political donor. In the world of MLMs, they are the ones you overlook, because they choose to hide in plain sight, with stadium naming deals and members of Presidential cabinets. They are the cult next door. Author of “Ponzinomics,” Robert FitzPatrick is the leading expert on the history of MLM and he’ll share the origin story of Amway and “The Plan” they created that all the MLMs now follow. He’ll explain why it’s literally impossible to make a profit unless you’re in on the scam at the start, and why when you really look into the structure one thing becomes clear: MLMs are cults.

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