Randal Hernandez

Director of Government Affairs
Charter Communications

Randal serves as Director, Government Affairs for the Orange County – Long Beach
region for Charter Communications. Randal is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing government and community affairs initiatives that advance the company’s strategic objectives at the regional level. Charter is currently the second largest cable provider in the United States. The company has achieved growth through innovation and acquisitions of cable properties, most recently completing transactions with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Spectrum is Charter’s customer-facing brand giving consumers access to the most advanced, fiber-rich network in the nation.

Randal formerly served as Managing Director, Government Relations for Union Bank where he was responsible for building relationships with government officials, civic leaders, community-based advocacy organizations and multi-cultural leaders across California. Hernandez led the bank’s legislative advocacy, political contributions and overall engagement with elected officials at every level. Prior to joining Union Bank, Hernandez was Senior Vice President and Senior Public Policy Executive, California for Bank of America. In that role, he was responsible for the bank’s overall external affairs including developing partnerships with California government officials, community advocates and business leaders to drive the
bank’s strategic public policy initiatives and community partnerships. Hernandez served as a member of the senior staff to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as his first Appointments Secretary responsible for recommending appointments to administration positions
including cabinet secretaries, state commissions and other senior level positions. Hernandez served as Chief-of-Staff to former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill from 1994 to 1999. On behalf of the mayor, Hernandez directed staff and focused on economic development, international trade,
city budget and the mayor’s legislative agenda. He also managed the mayor’s intergovernmental relations activities including engagement with the administrations of President Bill Clinton and Governor Pete Wilson, as well as with mayors from across California.

Hernandez currently serves as chairman of the Long Beach Economic Development Commission appointed by Mayor Robert Garcia. He was a Schwarzenegger appointee to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the California Latino Economic Institute (a partnership of the State Latino Legislative Caucus and the California Business Roundtable). His current board memberships include: New Majority – LA, Long Beach Community Foundation and the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University, among others. Hernandez is a member of OC Public Affairs Association (OCPAA). Randal is a graduate of Leadership Long Beach and Leadership Southern California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Public Administration from CSU, Long Beach. In 1995, Randal received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration, CSU Long Beach. Randal resides in Seal Beach, California.