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Edward Eng, Executive Director

Mr. Eng is currently the Executive Director for the Economy and Efficiency Commission, an independent advisory Commission to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Prior to his career with the County of Los Angeles, Mr. Eng held several executive positions at the Los Angeles Times including: Vice President /Western Regional President, Director of Strategic Planning and New Business Development. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Eng spent 15 years in the utility industry mostly at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) in various management positions including: Senior Marketing Manager, and Project Engineer. Mr. Eng earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree from UCLA and was a registered professional engineer in the State of California. He received his first Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University of Los Angeles, and earned his second Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis in strategy formulation. Mr. Eng also taught strategy, marketing and management courses at UCLA and the University of Phoenix. Mr. Eng was a Board Member of News Corp’s Diversity Council, the ATM Group, and Joe Barter.com, LLC. Mr. Eng was elected as a Councilmember in the City of La Mirada on March 3rd,2015. Mr. Eng, his wife Cathy, and their son Brandon reside in La Mirada.
Date of Hire: March 2008

First District

Supervisor Hilda Solis

Jonathan S. Fuhrman, Commissioner

Retired; formerly Manager of Application Development, Employers Insurance Group; Commissioner, Los Angeles County Information Systems Commission; Member of ACT (political action group), League of Women Voters-Pasadena; Pasadena Education Foundation Board of Directors.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Molina
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Solis
Date of Original Appointment: October 1991

 

  Adam Murray

Adam Murray is the Executive Director of Inner City Law Center, a nonprofit legal services organization located on Skid Row. Prior to joining ICLC, Adam was a litigator with the international law firm of Howrey LLP. Adam has taught courses in economics and political science at East Los Angeles College. He sits on the board of the ACLU of Southern California, and previously served as president of the boards of both the Housing Rights Center of Southern California and the Immigration Center for Women and Children. He is also a former board member of the Fair Housing Council of the San Gabriel Valley, and of the Center for Progressive Leadership. Adam received a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College, an M.A. in economics from Claremont Graduate University, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. Adam and his wife, Aman Thind, live in north-east Los Angeles. They enjoy playing soccer and spending time with their two young children.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Molina
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Solis
Date of Original Appointment: August 2008


Lisa Watson


Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Solis
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Solis
Date of Original Appointment: November 2015


 Edward Munoz

Mr. Edward Munoz is a process driven business leader with over 30 years of substantial experience in government relations, business development, six sigma, Integrated Product Teams(IPT's), labor/employee relations and community engagement for Fortune 100 and 500 Companies, including Raytheon, GM Hughes Electronics, and Hughes Aircraft Company. Edward also has governance experience as Chair, Executive Committee and Board Member of non-profits and trade associations including: California State Workforce Investment Board, California Manufactures Association; Arizona Educational Standards and Assessment Task Force, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; and Core Southern California. Edward's focus throughout his career has been Economic and business development achieved through the promotion of defense, manufacturing and education policy and practice. He is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, and received a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. The Citizens' Economy and Efficiency Commission is charged with examining any operation of County government and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors directed toward improving government economy, efficiency and effectiveness.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Solis
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Solis
Date of Original Appointment: May 2015

 

Second District

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Wilma Pinder

Wilma J Pinder retired in 2008 as an Assistant City Attorney from the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney. During a stellar 30-year career she practiced Civil Litigation and successfully defended several Los Angeles (LA) City Departments and its employees. Ms. Pinder maintains her California (CA) law license in order to serve as a mentor to younger lawyers. She also consults and mediates matters of interest and remains active in local, state and national bar associations. In 2013 she was inducted into the Langston Bar Association Hall of Fame, joining the ranks of outstanding Greater LA attorneys and judges. She is a member of the American Bar Association, a Life Member of the National Bar Association, a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) where she served on the ABF Board from 2000-2010, and a Co-Chair of the CA ABF Fellows. Ms. Pinder earned a Juris Doctorate from UCLA, entering law school when her three children were 6-10 years of age. One of her daughters has served for 22+ years as a LA Deputy City Attorney. Ms. Pinder holds a BA in Psychology from USC and a Master of Science in Psychology from Howard University, Washington, DC. She has been married for 50+years to Frank E. Pinder, M.D. They have enjoyed an exciting life that has taken them around the globe.


Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Ridgley-Thomas
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Ridgley-Thomas
Date of Original Appointment: March 2016


Robert Cole

President, Ground Zero Communications; Chair, Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council; President, Baldwin Hills Estates Homeowners' Association; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Association, Beta Psi Lamba Chapter; Deputy, California State Assembly, 1996-1997; Clerk, Katten Muchin Zavis & Weitzman, 1989-1996; Deputy, United States Congress, Honorable John Lewis, 5th District, 1987-1989; Education: JD, American College of Law; BA Criminal Justice, Morehouse College.
 

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Burke
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Burke
Date of Original Appointment: August 2005


Ronald K. Ikejiri

Member City Council, City of Gardena; Chairman of the Council of Governments-South Bay Cities, Transportation Oversight Committee; Principal, Law Firm, Ronald K. Ikejiri; Former Partner, McGuire Woods Battle and Boothe, Washington, D.C.; Former Advisory Member to Department of Commerce; Department of Labor and Health and Human Services committees, Washington, D.C.; City of Gardena representative to the Southern California Association of Governments and League of California Cities; Past Chairman of LA County's Economy and Efficiency Commission; Alumni member UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research; BA and Master’s Degrees from UCLA in Public Service/Public Administration, Juris Doctor from Northrop University; Member State Bar of California, United States Tax Court.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Burke
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Burke
Date of Original Appointment: July 2002


T. Warren Jackson

Retired, formerly Vice President and Associate General Counsel of DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, based in El Segundo, California. At DIRECTV Warren was responsible for all labor and employment law matters, including litigation, and served as a Chief Diversity Officer, Chief Ethics Officer and as a Human Resources Executive. He joined the Company, then known as Hughes Aircraft Company, after working as an employment lawyer at the international law firm of O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. He currently serves on the Boards of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the Riordan Programs at UCLA Anderson and the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. He formerly served on the Legal Committee of the Employers Group, and was appointed to serve on the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission and Police Commission (Mayor Riordan), the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (Gov. Wilson), and the California Workforce Investment Board (Gov. Davis and reappointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger). Warren also was a deputy general counsel to the William Webster Commission, which reviewed and reported on the LAPD's performance during the April 1992 civil, disturbance in Los Angeles. In 2003 was elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and he has frequently written and spoken on these matters. Warren received his JD from Harvard Law and a BA from Cornell University; he has also completed the UCLA Executive Management Program and the Cornell University Human Resource Executive Program. Warren and his wife, Jackie Phillips-Jackson--who is also a lawyer, reside in Bel Air with their three children.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Ridgley-Thomas
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Ridgley-Thomas
Date of Original Appointment: January 2017

Third District

Supervisor Shelia Kuehl

 Rebecca Doten, Vice-Chair

Ms. Becca Doten serves as the Assistant Deputy State Controller in the Los Angeles office of State Controller Betty T. Yee. She has worked in state and local government for more than ten years, specializing in policy, communications, and staff management. Ms. Doten is a sworn Reserve Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, serves on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Students Run LA, and is a West Coast Partner with the Truman National Security Project. She has a BA in Film Production from the University of Southern California and in her free time she enjoys running, hiking, and participating in triathlons.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Kuehl
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Kuehl
Date of Original Appointment: March 2015


 Jeffrey Monical

Jeffrey W. Monical has served as the President and CEO of Lavell Communications, a strategy and communications consulting agency, for nearly 25 years. Lavell Communications clients include many of the state's largest peace officer associations, firefighter associations and general public employee associations in California.
Mr. Monical also provides strategy and issue development services for large private sector employee associations, including the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, representing nearly 8,000 Southwest pilots across the country.
Prior to starting his consulting business, Mr. Monical served as state legislative staff working on criminal justice issues, transportation policy and state budget measures in the California State Capitol.
Mr. Monical graduated from California State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1984.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Kuehl
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Kuehl
Date of Original Appointment: February 2015


 Benjamin M. Reznik

As Chair of the Firm's Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy Department, Benjamin (Ben) Reznik's practice emphasizes real estate development entitlements, zoning and environment issues, including frequent appearances before city planning commissions, city councils and other governmental boards and agencies on behalf of real estate development firms and various industries. Ben leads a group of distinguished attorneys that specialize in CEQA and NEPA, air emissions, energy, licensing, government contracts, and regulatory issues, to name a few.
Ben, who has been lead counsel in high-profile projects for clients including G.H. Palmer, Kilroy, Candy & Candy, Decron Management Corp., and The Clarett Group, was described in 2010 as "the most powerful lobbyist in LA" by Curbed LA, Los Angeles' most respected, widely-read real estate and land use blog.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Kuehl
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Kuehl
Date of Original Appointment: March 2015


 Thomas De Simone

Tom De Simone is President & CEO of Genesis LA, a nonprofit which delivers financial solutions that advance economic and social opportunities in underserved communities in Los Angeles County. As President & CEO, Mr. De Simone has helped to grow Genesis LA's capital resources to make more loans and investments in the community and he has designed innovative investment programs that have helped Genesis LA to become an innovative financing partner in Los Angeles' community and economic development sector.
Prior to joining Genesis LA, Mr. De Simone was a John Gardner Fellow in the Office of Mayor James K. Hahn, where he worked on policies and programs to alleviate homelessness. After his fellowship, he worked for the General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department, helping to develop a supportive housing program and establish an acquisition and predevelopment loan fund.
Mr. De Simone holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Kuehl
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Kuehl
Date of Original Appointment: March 2015


Fourth District

Supervisor Janice Hahn

  Huibart (Bart) W. Benjamins

Retired Chief Management Analyst from the City of Los Angeles, providing budgeting and policy analysis for the City Administrative Officer and the Department of Recreation and Parks. Currently volunteering as docent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Received Master’s in Public Administration from UCLA.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Knabe
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Knabe
Date of Original Appointment: August 2016

 

  Constance S. Sullivan

Connie Sullivan retired from Los Angeles County's Chief Executive Office, as the Manager over Data Integration and Evaluation Services in 2008. Since leaving the County she volunteered for the Los Angeles County District Attorney for five years and the Palos Verdes Estates CARES program for two years. She currently is active with the Citizens Climate Lobby and South Bay 350.org.
Dr. Sullivan received her Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology from Purdue University and a Doctor of Public Health Degree in Epidemiology from UCLA.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Hahn
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Hahn
Date of Original Appointment: April 2017

 

Fifth District

Supervisor Kathryn Barger

Isaac Diaz Barcelona, Chairman

District Director for Senator Steve Knight, 21st Senator District; Former President & CEO of the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce; Palmdale School District Public Relations Director for 12 years until 2003; 2008 AVRA President; President & CEO of Barcelona Consulting, Entertainment & Productions Group; Co-Founder and past President of the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 1997-2000, current 2009 Director of Public Relations; Past, two-term, President of Public Relations Officials of the Antelope Valley (PROz Organization); Toured and performed as an entertainer, writer, musician and producer for 28 years; Published weekly columnist for past 18 years in major English & Spanish newspapers and magazines; Editor, writer, co-producer & Host of “Shaping the Future”, a weekly television and radio program on Adelphia Communications and High Desert Broadcasting; Listed in Who’s Who ’89, ’93, and ’94; Married to Shawny, six children, fifteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren!

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Antonovich
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Antonovich
Date of Original Appointment: March 2001


Benjamin Everard

Ben Everard is currently Chief Operating Office of Grey Matter Productions, an entertainment company producing feature films and television projects. The company recently produced the film LIGHTS OUT with New Line Cinema. Previously, he was Co-Founder of Bon Aire Productions, which produced the television show HANG MEN for the Discovery Channel. Everard began his career in Los Angeles working at the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. He attended law school at the George Washington University Law School, and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami, where he graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa. Everard also serves on the board of FilmLA, the nonprofit entity tasked with film permitting in Los Angeles, and is on the Los Angeles chapter board of Gen-Next. He is married with two children.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Antonovich
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Antonovich
Date of Original Appointment: November 2015


Dr. Kyo Paul Jhin

Dr. Kyo “Paul” Jhin is the CEO of 3Ksoftware USA. He has the distinction of receiving three Presidential appointments by three Presidents of the United States: President George W. Bush appointed him as the Director of Peace Corps' Special Initiatives, 2002-2009. In this position, Dr. Jhin was the Peace Corps' liaison to the Department of State, the White House, and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Office.
President George H.W. Bush appointed him as Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 1990-1993. Dr. Jhin's major responsibility was to launch Total Quality Management (TQM) initiatives in the agency and transform the VA to adopt TQM culture. President Gerald Ford appointed him as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education from 1976 – 1981. In this position, he was selected to testify before the U.S. Congress.
Dr. Jhin's honors include the "Kukmin-Hunchang Dongpaik-Chang", highest civilian award from the Korean President Kim Dae Jung. He was named “Huntsville's Outstanding Young Educator of the Year" by the Huntsville Alabama Jaycees, and "Alabama's Outstanding Young Educator of the Year" by the Alabama Jaycees. He also received the "Distinguished Service Award'' from the Federal Council of Asian Pacific Americans.
Dr. Jhin has earned five college degrees: an AA in Liberal Arts, Freed-Hardeman College, a BA in Mathematics, David Lipscomb University, a MA in Government and International Relations, New York University, a second Master’s degree in Mathematics from Boston College, and a Doctorate degree in Mathematics Education from Auburn University.
Dr. Jhin was a keynote speaker at e-Learning Africa Conference, 2009 in Senegal and 2010 in Zambia, International Conference on Volunteer Efforts, 2002 in Seoul, Korea, Asian Model United Nations conference, 2010 in Seoul, Korea, UCLA Model United Nations conference, November 2012. Dr. Jhin also served as the National Chairman of the Asian American Voters Coalition (AAVC).

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Antonovich
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Antonovich
Date of Original Appointment: May 2015


Steven Ward, Vice-Chair

Comissioner Ward is a senior manager with Pavement Recycling Systems Inc. an employee owned company; the largest provider of specialty asphalt milling and recycling services in the Western United States, Mr. Ward is responsible for management of the business development/project estimating operations in PRSI’s Central Ca. and Nevada milling and restructuring markets. Prior to too assuming his current position Steven was owner/managing partner of West Coast Milling Inc. until its merger with PRSI in 2003. Mr. Ward is currently serving as an executive board member of the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Steven served as an avionics technician in the U.S Naval Reserve receiving his honorable discharge in 1984. Steven and his wife, Deana Carter, reside in Palmdale. There is seldom a dull moment as Deana is a member of the Board of Directors for the Antelope Valley Fair creating many opportunities for volunteering their time as well as keeping up with the two children and six grandchildren they enjoy time with in both Palmdale and Long Beach.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Antonovich
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Antonovich
Date of Original Appointment: January 2014