STRATEGIC EDUCATION SERVICES
1130 K Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95814
DALE SHIMASAKI, Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Education Services (SES), a Sacramento-based government relations and policy consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of direct experience with public education; the Legislature; and state-, federal-, and district-level budget issues.
Dr. Shimasaki, who holds a doctorate in Education Administration, has wide, practical experience that translates into an energetic, results-based work ethic. He and the SES team are skilled in the art of getting things done, which isn’t always easy in the state capitol.
Dr. Shimasaki and the SES team have aided districts as large as Los Angeles Community College and San Francisco Unified, and as small as Delano Joint Union High and Lakeport Unified.
Counsel from the SES team leads to an increase in state and federal aid – and can ensure it isn’t decreased – as well as changes in program administration.
The breadth of Dr. Shimasaki’s experience is wide – he served as principal consultant for the Assembly Budget Committee and chief consultant for Educational Policy and Finance for then-assembly speaker Willie L. Brown Jr. He was the director of research and a top lobbyist for City College of San Francisco and was the executive director of the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, a federal board appointed by the President to educate the public on the lessons learned from the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Dr. Shimasaki has devoted his expertise to academia, having taught at the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco.
The Congressional Budget Office, the Urban Institute, and the Chancellor’s Budget and Program Review Committee at the University of California have all retained Dr. Shimasaki as an advisor or consultant.
Dale lives with his son, Lance and a daughter, Kimora in Sacramento.