John KabateckJohn Kabateck, executive director of the Sacramento chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, will open a PA shop in California's capital city at the end of next month.

Kabateck Strategies will target small- and mid-sized companies and focus on state and policy issues.

Prior to joining the NFIB in 2007, Kabateck served on the staffs of former Republican Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger (director of external affairs) and Pete Wilson.

He also did a four-year stint at the California Restaurant Assn., where he rose to the senior legislative director post, and a short-run at Edelman.