Prior to forming Aprea & Micheli, Marc founded the government relations firm of Aprea & Company in 1998. He has provided political research, advice and advocacy for various interests in California at the state and local levels for more than 30 years. He has substantial legislative and regulatory experience in the areas of alcoholic beverages, electric vehicle infrastructure, franchising, information technology, lottery, procurement, solid waste, state budget, sports and entertainment, and state and local taxation. Marc's clients before the legislature and state administrative agencies have included some of America's largest publicly traded corporations and public agencies looking for public policy solutions at the state and local level including AEG, ChargePoint, Citrix, Compaq Computer Corporation, Computer Associates, Cypress Semiconductor, Ellucian, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin IMS, LSI Logic, McKesson Corporation, Medtronic Physio-Control, Port of Oakland, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ralphs Grocery Company, Republic Services and Scientific Games.
He began his political career as a college student doing public opinion survey work on the gubernatorial campaign of Jerry Brown in 1974. Later, he worked as an advance man on the 1980 presidential campaign of Jerry Brown and the 1984 presidential campaign of Vice-President Walter Mondale. Between 1980 to 1998, he served in a variety of government relations capacities with the International Franchise Association, The Southland Corporation (owners and operators of 7-Eleven convenience stores) and with Browning-Ferris Industries (a leading provider of solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal services).
Throughout the years, Marc has successfully developed and implemented political and legislative strategies that resulted in the enactment of legislation for the benefit of the firm's clients. He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Sharon, and their twin children, Brooke and Alex.