Margita Thompson is Vice President of Public Affairs for California Resources Corporation (CRC), the state’s largest independent oil and natural gas producer. Margita focuses on driving unexpected community engagement that translates to business impact. Before CRC she worked for Disney Consumer Products as Vice President of External Communications. Among previous leadership roles in business & politics, Margita served as Press Secretary for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and in the White House as Press Secretary to Mrs. Lynne Cheney. She was also Political Producer for Larry King Live and is a 2010 Emmy-award winner for her political commentary with KCAL/CBS2.