Public Affairs Manager in California
Austin Heyworth is the Public Affairs Manager in California for Uber Technologies, representing the company on state policy and regulatory issues. At Uber, he has led policy work on autonomous vehicles, electric vehicle programs, and the transition to a multi-modal platform including the launch of JUMP bikes in California markets. Before Uber, he worked in the State Assembly for six years, as a Special Assistant to Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, and most recently for Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin. His policy work focused on the issues of higher education, technology and privacy, emergency services; and as the primary staffer for the Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee. He has also built experience running state-level political campaigns, as well as Speaker Perez's statewide campaign for Controller. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in Economics and Political Science and played quarterback on the football team.