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Employee Relations Human Resources

Long Beach, CA
October 21, 2019

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P: 949-***-**** E: LI: SUMMARY

Innovative and versatile leader with twenty years’ experience identifying and supporting robust strategic initiatives and development projects. Oversees different aspects of business including team building and development of strategies to drive reputation, meet business objectives, execute growth strategy and engage stakeholders. Uses cutting-edge technology to successfully cut costs, streamline operations and increase productivity. Supervision of litigation, including liaison work with outside counsel and management and complex legal issues. Assertive and enthusiastic change agent, with proven ability to build rapport, establish trust, train and motivate people at all levels. SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Team and Project Management • Developer • Collaborator • Strategist • Branding • Coach • Change Driver E X P E R I E N C E

INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS Los Angeles, CA Director of Legal Affairs 2017 – Present

Oversees all legal matters working with outside counsel. Responsible for input and support in relation to negotiations, including advice, interpretation and guidance for the Board regarding a broad variety of legal matters arising from contracts, employee/client related matters, corporate governance and insurance issues. Manages, coordinates and reviews the work of legal teams. Participates in preparation and strategies for, and attendance at mediations, arbitrations, depositions and trial, and performs as company representative/PMQ in all arenas. Director of Administrative Services 2009 – 2016

Streamlined and improved business operations and developed systems to maximize productivity. Spearheaded long- term business planning and analyzed effectiveness of existing business functions. Oversaw facilities, contract negotiation, legal, technology, purchasing, human resources, training and education, and recruiting. Expertise in policy development, employee relations, benefits administration, workers’ compensation and problem identification and resolution.

• Chair of committees concerning: process improvement, safety, strategic planning, business operations and HIPAA. Member of Executive Committee.

• Partnered with internal teams to ensure timely deliverables and compliance requirements.

• Administered and developed operational budget.

CALIFORNIA CONSORTIUM FOR BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS Northridge, CA Volunteer Board of Directors: Treasurer 2014 – 2016 As only non-clinical decision-maker on the Board, reviewed financial issues affecting the consortium members and recommended procedures and financial oversight. Maintained full and accurate books and records of account transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital and other matters customarily included in financial statements. Developed the annual budget and in the monitoring of actual financial performance in relation to the budget, oversaw the development and observation of the corporation’s financial policies, procurement of adequate insurance coverage, and legal advisement. CITY LIGHT & POWER, INC. Long Beach, CA 2006-2008 Director of Administration and Human Resources

Organized, created and coordinated operations and procedures for parent and wholly-owned subsidiaries to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Improved bottom line by improving operations, reducing expenses and maximizing employee productivity. Negotiated employee wages, benefits, grievance process with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).


Vice President of Finance and Administration 2003 – 2005 Key member of acquisition transition team. Evaluated efficiencies, developed strategies and led the risk management and human resources division. Pioneered programs to enhance employee satisfaction improving employee morale through technical and human considerations.


Director of Operations 1994 – 2003

Directed and managed aggressive financial and strategic planning strategies to increase cash flow and reduce outstanding receivables. Led all phases of complex projects from conception to fruition. Refined budget, sales forecasting, receivables, payroll and commission structure. Nurtured client relationships effectively which laid the groundwork for securing and maintaining contracts with companies such as Hubbell, Siemens, VDO, and Zodiac of North America. Developed corporate branding.


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LONG BEACH Long Beach, CA 1991-1994 Completed 93 credits towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

(Left to assist family in business acquisition)

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