"With the leadership acumen of a former Fortune 300 executive and elected government official combined with the analytical skills of an efficiency expert and engineer, I have both the macro and micro perspectives necessary to help organizations drive change and solve complex problems."



City Council Member & former Mayor

City of La Mirada | ​2015 - present

Executive Director and Efficiency Expert

County of Los Angeles | 2003 - present

Certified Management Consultant

International Management Consultant, USA| 2018 - present

Director Strategic Planning & New Business Development

Tribune Company/Los Angeles Times | 2000 - 2003


Western Regional President and Vice President

Times Mirror Company/Los Angeles Times | ​1999 - 2000

Senior Marketing Manager (& other management positions)

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power | 1984 - 1998

Certified Management Consultant (2018)

International Management Consultant, USA



News Corp, Diversity Council                                                                                                                          

2. BOARD MEMBER, 2010 - 2011

JoeBarter.com, LLC                                                                                                                                  

3. BOARD MEMBER, 2000 - 2001

ATM Group, LLC                                                                                                                                    

Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership
Concentration: Leadership, Behavioral Economics and Public Policy

Pepperdine University, 2020 (exp.)


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Concentration: Strategy and Change Management

Pepperdine University, 1998


Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Concentration: Digital Systems Design

California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), 1986


Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)

Concentration: Engineering Economics

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), 1982


Executive Programs:

1. University of Southern California (USC)

Executive Leadership Program (2016)


2. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions (2000)


Adjunct Professor

University of California, Los Angeles, 2005 -2007

Graduate courses: Strategy Formulation, Marketing and Decision-Making


University of Phoenix, 2001- 2006 

Graduate courses: Cap Stone Course, Strategy and Decision-Making


Undergraduate Courses: Critical Thinking, Strategies in Decision Making, Management Theory, Practice, and Application, Quality Management and Productivity, and Organizational Behavior.

Editorial Review Board Member

Business Magazine, 2018 - Present