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"As a government executive and former regional president of a Fortune 500 company, I have over 25 years of business experience leading people and managing performance.  As a Doctoral Scholar in Public Policy, I will continue to advance La Mirada as a desirable city to live, work, and raise a family."

Work Experience

  • Councilmember March 3, 2015 to Present, Mayor 2017-18 & 2021-2022.  

  • Professor of Management: CSUF, CSLA, and Pepperdine.

  • Bestselling & Award-winning Author of 'The Accidental Mayor,' Published November 18, 2022.

  • Executive Director, County of Los Angeles.

  • Regional President, Los Angeles Times (former).

  • Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tribune (former).

  • Certified Management Consultant (former), IMC USA.

  • Board Director, School of Business and Management, APU.

  • Board Director, California Contract Cities.

  • Board Director, California Joint Power Insurance Authority.

  • Board Director, League of California Cities.

  • Board Director, Southern California Association of Government.

  • Board Director, Gateway Cities Council of Government.

  • Audit Committee, City of La Mirada.

  • Joint Council, La Mirada-Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District.


  • PhD, Organization Leadership & Public Policy, Pepperdine University.

  • MBA, Pepperdine University

  • MS, Systems Engineering, CSULA.

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, UCLA.

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