Fran-Mancia-HeadshotThe UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Board of Directors has elected Fran Mancia ’80 to serve as one of four University of California Alumni Regents. His term will begin July 1, 2016 as a Regent-designate and he will be a voting Regent from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

Mancia is a vice-president of government relations for MuniServices LLC, a Sacramento based revenue enhancement and protection advocacy firm that specializes in representing government agencies, including cities, counties and special districts. He has been the chair of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association’s Advocacy Committee for the past two years and is also very active with the Alumni Council of the UCSB Department of Communication.

UCSB’s Alumni Association elects a Regent every six years as part of a rotation with the other 10 campuses that is based on alumni populations. Mancia will also serve as the President of the Alumni Associations of the University of California in 2017. That is the organization of all UC alumni association presidents and executive directors.

Through his role at MuniServices, Mancia oversees and lobbies on federal and state legislation and regulatory policy that affects the revenue of more than 225 local jurisdictions in California. Over the past 35 years, MuniServices has processed over $12.4 billion in municipal taxes for its government clients, and has helped recover and generate more than $2.4 billion in local revenue.

Mancia received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from UCSB and received an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He has been active in industry associations including service as the Chairman of the California Contract Cities Associate Members Program, past-President of the League of California Cities League Partner program. Currently, Mancia  serves as a member of the League Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee, and as a trustee of the California City Management Foundation.

Mancia and his wife Barbara live in Cool, California, and are active equestrians.