Dick Spees is a member of the city council of Oakland, Calif., representing District 4. As a government relations consultant from 1987-1997, Spees represented clients on education, economics and environmental issues. His clients included Lincoln Child Center, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., Bechtel, Gibson Oil and Refining co. and the California Business Roundtable, an organization of the chief executive officers of California’s 100 largest corporations.
From 1956 to 1987, Spees served in public affairs, community relations and public relations management position with Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., retiring as vice president of public affairs. Prior to joining Kaiser, he served as director of research for the National Citizens for Eisenhower, Washington, D.C.., 1953-55.
Spees spent two years active service with the U.S. Air Force and was discharged as a first lieutenant in 1953. He is a graduate of Oregon State University and has a master of arts from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.