George Kivork is Head of State and Local Policy at Joby Aviation. He is an attorney with extensive experience in legislative affairs and communications, having advised public advocacy campaigns, business executives, and officials at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining Joby, George oversaw government relations for Lyft in California and the Southwest states. Previously, he served the City of Los Angeles in numerous capacities on behalf of Mayor Eric Garcetti. First, managing the City of L.A.’s federal affairs office in Washington DC, then as press secretary, and ultimately as associate counsel advancing the City’s strategic initiatives. Prior to that, George worked in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and as an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers. He is a graduate of University of Southern California and Georgetown Law School.