Panel Member Bios
Office of Mayor, Deputy Chief of Staff of City
of Los Angeles, Neighborhood and Community Services
serves as Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood and Community Services
in the Office of Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa. As a senior
staff member, Larry is responsible for several city departments
including the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, Community
Development Department, the Bureau of Contract Administration,
the Mayor’s field operations, constituent services, volunteer
services, external Labor issues, workforce development and
the city anti-poverty programs. He was a faculty member
at UCLA, where he worked as both the Staff Director and
Research Director for the UCLA Center for Labor Research
and Education before coming to City Hall, Laurence graduated
Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from St. Lawrence University
with a B.A in Religious Studies. After graduation, while
on leave from Princeton Seminary, he took a full-time position
with the United Farm Workers Union. He worked for two other
unions until 1982, when he formed a non-profit organization
in Los Angeles that focused on voter participation and conducted
two local initiative campaigns. In 1990, he obtained his
J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and developed a sentencing
practice while specializing in juvenile law.
Thunderbolt Labs, Executive Vice President
is well known in the technology development community for
having coined the "TATFT" process for test-driven development
for software. He leads development teams on complex projects,
is a prolific teacher, and has probably spoken at more conferences
than you've attended. You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bryanl
and on GitHub at https://github.com/bryanl
Dr. Lance Ford
Cisco, Educational Technology Advocate
Lance Ford is an educational technology advocate for Cisco.
For the seven years prior, he served as a teacher and technology
facilitator/coordinator for Howe Public Schools in Howe,
Oklahoma. Howe is a rural district in southeast Oklahoma
with a student population of 500 students. The district
incorporates a wide variety of technological tools to reach
its 21st century student population. Central to these tools
is the infusion of video technologies at all levels. The
elementary site is implementing a one-to-one laptop initiative
that provides students with access to tools from personal
video conferencing and collaboration to individual podcasting
projects. Middle school science students have participated
in collaborative projects with students across the country
conducting research and comparing results. Students in the
high school participate in video production classes responsible
for shooting, editing and producing bi-weekly webcasts.
Live and on-demand streaming of videoconferences has been
an active part of the Howe integration over the past ten
years. Currently, the school uses their equipment for everything
from broadcasting basketball games live via the Internet
to student created virtual field trips.
Lance has been a speaker for both state and national conferences
on technology integration. He has presented for the Oklahoma
Technology Association Conference, Missouri Distance Learning
Association, Arkansas Distance Learning Association, Texas
Distance Learning Association, EduComm in conjunction with
InfoComm, NECC/ISTE, and US Secretary of Education's Virtual
School House. Lance has been named Wal-Mart regional teacher
of the year, Oklahoma Technology Administrator's Technology
Director of the Year, and the recipient of the Polaris Award
for Excellence in Teaching. In 2007 Lance was recognized
as an Apple Distinguished Educator, was awarded the 2008
Long Term Service Award from the Oklahoma Distance Learning
Association, and received the Technology Facilitator of
the Year award from the National Association for Educational
Communications and Technology. Additionally, Lance received
the Gold Leadership Award from the United States Distance
Learning Association in the spring of 2008. He completed
his PhD in Educational Administration, Curriculum and Supervision
in the summer of 2009 from the University of Oklahoma. As
a technology trainer, Lance has had the opportunity to train
over 2500 teachers from Alaska to Maine and Canada to Texas
in the effective implementation of video conferencing technologies
into the classroom.
Lance is the President of the Oklahoma Distance Learning
Association, and is a member of ASCD and ISTE. Currently,
he is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine,
Farmington where he teaches a graduate course in technology
integration for teachers. He enjoys having the opportunity
to work with other technology directors and teachers across
the nation in the process of direct integration with curriculum.
Lance's focus is not the technology. Instead he is focused
on impacting individual students and helping them attain
their maximum potential through the personal interactions
made possible with various technical tools. Students in
an information age need to focus beyond the facts. They
must be able to access, synthesize, and present materials
to their colleagues in a meaningful engaging and interactive
Microsoft, Academic Developer
Stokes has been doing software since he was 16, which was
a very long time ago. During the 80s, he was on the design
team for the Global Positioning Satellite vehicle and MD-11
automatic flight control system, (the MD-11 was an airliner
built by McDonnell-Douglas). During the 90s Sam worked with
building enterprise apps using software that barely worked
for networks that functioned randomly. In the 2000s, Sam
worked at Microsoft as a Technology Evangelist.
Sam is currently involved in Windows App designs and can
put together a certifiable app quicker than most folks (except
for the infamous Peli).
Finally, he thinks that software is too complex for 99.99%
of the population, and this includes app developer. His
passion is to bring software to the masses so that all may
benefit from coolness of app building!
Audley comes to FilmL.A. from The Trust for Public Land,
a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California,
for which he served as Arizona state director. Audley has
an extensive background in community-based nonprofit organizations
and government, having served as mayor of Fairfield, Connecticut
and deputy secretary of state for Connecticut. An attorney,
Audley has created and implemented numerous long-term strategic
plans and creative technology solutions, and managed media
relations, finance and administration.
Dr. Chito Cajayon
Los Angeles Community College District, Vice Chancellor, Economic
& Workforce Development Department
Chito Cajayon is the Vice Chancellor of the Los Angeles
Community College District's (LACCD) Economic & Workforce
Development Department. He brings close to 20 years of workforce
and economic development experience to the district, which
he applies on a daily basis to develop local, regional,
and statewide initiatives. Dr. Cajayon holds a Bachelors
Degree in Psychology from Cal State University-Long Beach,
a Certification in website development, a Masters Degree
in Public Administration from Cal State University-Dominguez
Hills, and a Doctorate of Education from the University
of Southern California.
Cal State University Los Angeles, Executive
Director of the Global Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Carpenter, the new Executive Director of the Global Center
for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Cal State Los Angeles,
is a serial "hybrid" entrepreneur, thought leader, and cutting
edge change agent who has successfully founded numerous
ventures in the public, private, and civic sectors. Most
recently, he started and sold an investor-backed social
and mobile commerce startup that was called "one of the
best websites on the internet" by PC Magazine, named an
Emerging Technology Company of the Year by TechAmerica,
and that partnered with companies ranging from Amazon.com
to MasterCard Marketplace. Prior to that, he founded a nonprofit
that built a diverse multi-industry coalition of more than
75 organizations that helped secure $40 billion in new transportation
revenues for Los Angeles, including monies to build the
much-anticipated "Subway to the Sea."
Rob has served in the White House Office of Political Affairs,
as the Special Assistant to the CEO of Teach For America,
and as an innovation advisor to numerous international,
national, state, and local private and public sector leaders
and organizations. His writings and ventures have been featured
in numerous media outlets like the New York Times, CNN/Fortune,
ABC, NBC, and Fox News, amongst others. Rob's vision at
the Global Center is to help advance the "Entrepreneurial
Society" locally and globally.
Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation,
Director of Public Policy
Golden joined the LAEDC in November 2010 and is responsible
for leading the LAEDC's public policy activities. In this
capacity, Ms. Golden assists in creating, communicating,
and implementing the LAEDC's public policy agenda. Ms. Golden
also administers the LAEDC's various Strategic Advisory
Committees, which help move both the LAEDC public policy
agenda and the L.A. County Strategic Plan for Economic Development
Prior to joining the LAEDC, Ms. Golden served as the Policy
Manager for the San Diego County Taxpayers Association-a
nonprofit association founded in 1945, which is dedicated
to promoting accountable, cost-effective, and efficient
government. As Policy Manager, Ms. Golden led the policy
efforts for the Association, including creating its policy
priorities and conducting research and analysis. Ms. Golden
drafted several reports for the Association, including the
region's first-ever comprehensive pension report which provided
a detailed look at pension benefits offered in the 17 CalPERS-contracted
cities in San Diego County. Ms. Golden also worked closely
with local and state governments to provide good government
recommendations throughout San Diego County. Ms. Golden's
research and advocacy at the Association not only helped
save San Diego taxpayers millions of dollars through pension
reform, but it also provided for more transparency in and
accountability of government throughout the San Diego region.
Ms. Golden has additional experience in economic development
and land use issues through working at the local level for
the City of Taylor's Planning and Economic Development Department;
at the private level for Schmitz & Associates, Inc., a Malibu-based
land use consulting firm; and at the nonprofit level for
the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission.
Ms. Golden has a Master's of Public Policy with a dual emphasis
in Economics and State and Local Policy from Pepperdine
University. She graduated summa cum laude from Siena Heights
University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with
a minor in Political Science and a Pre-Law Certificate of
Kelly Services, Vice President
Wilson's experience brings over 20 years in talent procurement
and results driven leadership, with a proven track record
in understanding market trends, providing innovative solutions,
talent acquisition assessment and planning. Joining Kelly
Services in 1999, Genine has lent her experience to several
roles and initiatives within the organization focused on
change management, sales and operations, revenue and profit
growth, and organizational planning. Being in the human
capital solutions industry, Genine is passionate and invested
in the development of a strong future workforce within Los
Angeles and meeting emerging industry demands. Currently
serving as Co-Chair of the Workforce Development Committee
for the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, industry
and education are able to come together to focus on these
current and future needs.
Genine currently serves as Vice President for Kelly Services,
a workforce solutions organization, and has responsibility
for all staffing verticals for Greater Los Angeles, Orange
County, and the Inland Empire. This includes setting the
strategic initiatives and direction for specialized staffing
verticals in the territory focusing on workforce Total Supply
Chain Management and developing client solutions and efficiencies,
talent engagement and retention, and career development.
Howell is an Associate with Arup in Los Angeles and leads
their sustainability group. He has over 20 years of experience
and is a Certified Energy Manager and LEED Accredited Professional.
Martin’s experience consists of assessing and applying low
energy and environmentally responsible techniques to meet
the needs of his clients for new and existing buildings
as well as master planning studies. Martin currently works
with Los Angeles Community College District as a key member
of their energy team providing technical advice ranging
from renewable energy, retro-commissioning, central utility
plants and utility incentives. He is also working with San
Bernardino Community College District, developing their
sustainable construction program. Martin has written corporate
sustainability standards for a number of clients including
Procter & Gamble and has developed low carbon approaches
for projects such as the Treasure Island Master Plan in
San Francisco and an 184-acre resort in Aqaba, Jordan.
FIDM / Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising, Director
of Operations, Career Center
J. Gallego is considered a vanguard in the career development
industry. He is currently Director of Operations for FIDM/Fashion
Institute of Design & Merchandising, and manages the Career
Center operations on all four campuses. He utilizes all
the tools available to achieve his goals of creating an
effective and strategic method to representing FIDM Students
and Alumni to the industry. Ray's professional experience
in ePortfolios, websites, social networking and blog sites
has been instrumental to his work. Having recently customized
a private career site for the FIDM Portal, students and
alumni can take advantage of its full capacity to achieve
their goal of landing a job in their specific industry.
The FIDM portal has over 1800 new industry related jobs
per month as well as a 90% placement rate of graduates six
months after graduation.
Ray has developed and implemented many new student/alumni-training
initiatives to enhance their skills for the achievement
of career goals. As an educator, Ray is constantly seeking
creative ways to foster a dynamic learning environment and
to promote high quality resumes and portfolios that reflect
updates and changes in the design world.
Ray has been an instructor, a career advisor, and special
project lead in the higher education field which has led
him to gain invaluable depth of knowledge of the professional
industry. In his previous career Ray was in the Design/Build
(manufacturing) and architectural industry for 22 years.
As a result, his skills range from the interior design,
architecture, project management, budget & estimating, manufacturing,
customer relations and corporate administrator which have
been instrumental in his career.
Consulting, LLC, Owner
Consulting, LLC Owner Steve Samuelian has held various leadership
posts during a career spanning over 25 years. He began as
a volunteer for a political campaign and founded a political
foundation where he served as president in high school and
college. Steve graduated from California State Polytechnic
University at Pomona with a degree in Political Science.
In January 1995, he was appointed as Field Director for
U.S. Congressman George Radonovich. He was later promoted
to District Director overseeing the 19th Congressional District
Office staff and District operations for the Congressman,
where he served in this capacity for 8 years.
A tireless worker for Armenian-American issues nationwide,
Steve has traveled twice to Armenia. He traveled as an international
election observer as part of the Office Organization of
Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) delegation to
observe the adoption of Armenia’s first Constitution. His
election observation report was later filed in the US Congress
In 2002, Steve was elected to the California State Assembly
representing the 29th Assembly District. He was appointed
to the Assembly Appropriations Committee by the Speaker
and served as the Vice-Chairman of the Assembly Elections
and Redistricting Committee.
Steve Samuelian founded California Consulting, LLC in 2004.
California Consulting quickly established a reputation for
hard work and a commitment to success for its clients. Through
that special hard work ethic, California Consulting, LLC
is the largest grant writing company in California. With
over 75 clients statewide California Consulting, LLC has
secured over $117,000,000 for its clients through Federal,
State and foundation grant funds.
Steve has been the keynote speaker, a panelist and has participated
in many forums, conferences and events throughout California.
He has been interviewed by local, State and National Television,
Radio and Newspaper outlets on a variety of issues related
to local government and education.
Steve is happily married with two children and resides in
Laboe began producing film, television, commercials and
new media projects with international production and distribution
company SXM. His first network series was NBC's 'Ctrl' starring
Tony Hale and Steve Howey. Mr. Laboe more recently began
work as a producer on Comedy Centrals series 'Matumbo Goldberg'
starring Anthony Anderson, Jenna Elfman and Oscar Nominee
Michael Lerner, Directed by Oscar nominated Rob Pearlstein
and NBC's 'FCU: Fact Checkers Unit' starring Pauley Perrette,
Luke Perry, Jon Heder, Donald Faison, Alex Trebeck and more.
Mr. Laboe also produced two series, 'Disney Kitchen Jam'
and 'Diagnosis Stories' for Disney Interactive and the feature
film 'Chasing Eagle Rock' starring Erick Avari, Michael
Welch and Mary-Margaret Humes.
Lead Research Analyst
McDonald is the lead research analyst at FilmL.A., where
he tracks production trends and studies the economics of
the film & television industry. Prior to his current position,
from 2010 to 2012 Adrian helped spearhead FilmL.A.'s Film
Works public education campaign, which was created to help
educate the public about the economic and cultural importance
of California's film & TV industry. Adrian is the author
of two law review articles published in the University of
Pennsylvania's Journal of Business Law (2007 & 2012) about
runaway film & TV production and the use of government incentives
to lure productions.
A native of New Providence, New Jersey, Adrian earned his
B.A. degree in Political Science in 2002 from DePaul University
and then his J.D. in 2007 from South Texas College of Law.
Dr. Anil Salim Muhammed
HR Cloud, Technology Consultant
Anil Salim Muhammed is a Technology Consultant at HR Cloud,
the market and technology leader in on-demand human capital
management for the public sector. He also teaches business
and information technology courses at Rio Hondo College.
Prior to this, he served in public education for over 5
In 2000, Dr. Muhammed attended University of California,
Davis where he received his Bachelor of Science in Computer
Science and Engineering. After working for a couple of years,
he continued his education at University of California,
Irvine where he completed his Master of Business Administration.
Given his passion for educational reform, Dr. Muhammed began
leveraging his technical and managerial background to improve
business practices in public education. This eventually
led him to the Rossier School of Education, University of
Southern California where he completed his Doctor of Education
in Educational Leadership.
In his spare time, Dr. Muhammed actively volunteers for
numerous non-profit organizations and serves on various
committees, sharing best practices and applying knowledge
to benefit the welfare of the people in and around his community.
Los Angeles Community College District, Chief
Mata joined the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)
in February 1989. He began his career in Los Angeles Valley
College one of nine colleges in the LACCD. In December 2007
Jorge was selected to be the provisional Chief Information
Officer for LACCD.
In December 2008, after a national search, Jorge was selected
at the CIO for the LACCD. The Los Angeles Community College
District is the largest community college district in the
United States serving more than 250,000 students annually
at nine colleges, spread throughout 36 cities in the greater
Los Angeles area The LACCD colleges include, East Los Angeles
College, Pierce College, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles
Harbor College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, West
Los Angeles College, South West Los Angeles College and
Los Angeles Mission College.
Jorge has been recognized for innovation in disruptive technology
that maximizes value for his organization. The LACCD is
currently in the middle of a 6 billion dollar capital construction
program. In addition to all the operational and strategic
initiatives in security, infrastructure and applications
development, Jorge is leading a large group of IT professionals
in standards development and IT procurement to support and
leverage the capital construction program.
Jorge has been responsible for all aspects of technology
at both the college campus and district wide level and has
held the titles of micro-computer specialist, computer network
specialist, Senior computer network specialist, Manager
of College Information Systems and Chief Information office.
r Jorge continues to emphasize the role of IT in supporting
and achieving the core mission of his institution: Student
Success. He is passionate about the role of community colleges
in helping students reach their goals and the value that
IT can provide in that process.
Jorge attended East Los Angeles Community College and holds
a B.S degree in Computer Information Systems from University
of Phoenix Online and a Master of Science in Management
Information Systems from the College of Business and Economics
at California State University in Los Angeles.
Inc., Director, Lecturer, California State
University at Long Beach
Wilcox is a Director at Sierra Systems, an information system
consulting firm, with a specialty in Business Intelligence
systems consulting focused on public sector and education
clients. He is also a part-time lecturer in the business
college at California State University at Long Beach and
with the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Mr. Wilcox received his M.S. in Computer Engineering from
Carnegie-Mellon University and his MBA from UCLA. He is
currently completing a Ph.D. program at the Claremont Graduate
University with a focus in data mining and computational
finance. His full profile can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/bwilcox6
and on his blog at www.bwilcox.net
Sierra Systems, Principal Consultant
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ernestolarios ) is
a Principal Consultant with Sierra Systems and is accountable
for Solutions & Technical Architecture as well as Project
Management and Delivery. Mr. Larios is primarily focused
on Business Intelligence and IT Service Management and has
over 10 years of IP in Public Safety & Law Enforcement.
Toshiba America, Digital Products Division,
Corporate Social Responsibility
Stempel manages Corporate Social Responsibility for Toshiba
America Information System’s Digital Products Division.
Before joining Toshiba, Josh served as the managing editor
and co-founder of GreenMyParents – a book and social media
platform where young people engineered sustainability projects
in their home and negotiated with mom and dad for a share
of the savings. As a sustainability strategy and marketing
consultant, he enabled major non-profits like World Wildlife
Fund and Al Gore’s Life Earth to partner with corporations,
such as Esurance, SmartCar, Pepsi, Philips and AEG to create
meaningful and engaging cause campaigns. Josh Stempel has
a BA from Brown University and an MBA from USC’s Marshall
School of Business.
Employment Training Panel, Marketing Specialist
Swier joined the Employment Training Panel (ETP) in 2007
as a Contract Analyst at the San Diego regional office.
In 2011, Ryan assumed a role in Marketing Division, where
he serves an integral member marketing in ETP program to
the Southern California region. Ryan's focus is to attract
and retain businesses that contribute to a healthy California
economy by providing reimbursement to off set training cost.
Prior to joining ETP, Ryan worked for State Compensation
Insurance Fund as a Workers Compensation Claims Adjuster.
He obtained his BA in Marketing from Fort Lewis College
in Durango, CO and his MA in Human Resources and Organizational
Behavior from National University in San Diego, CA.
Bonifer has spent his career changing the game by introducing
and expressing brilliant new ideas to the marketplace: as
the publicist on the groundbreaking motion picture Tron
and author of the book, The Art of Tron; as a founding producer
for The Disney Channel; as a pioneer and popularizer of
electronic and digital media (Disney; Pixar; Smithsonian;
et al); as the Chief Storyteller for the Live Earth concerts
for the environment in 2007; and today, as the co-founder
(with Dr. Virginia Kuhn) and CEO of GameChangers, which
brings techniques from improvisation theater to the theater
of business. He is the author of GameChangers - Improvisation
for Business in the Networked World.
With GameChangers, Bonifer and a global network of skilled
pracitioners have designed an improvisation-based system
to help clients share their stories more effectively, conceive
strategies as collaborations with customers, and generate
positive outcomes from unforeseen circumstances. He speaks
about subjects ranging from Agile Development to Quantum
Storytelling to How The Bonifers Turned Their Family Farm
Into a Theme Park. He's an earnest beginner on the guitar,
and occasionally performs improv at IOWest Theater in Los
Angeles. Serendipity is his specialty.
writer/educator from New York City, who joined GameChangers
for "the opportunity to explore quantum narratives," Antonio
was a founding member of the Brooklyn Theatre Company. His
plays have been staged in such historic New York theaters
such as the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Dixon Place. He
has developed and conducted art/leadership programs for
many of New York City's most troubled schools, and has for
many years worked for the Posse Foundation, which has awarded
over 3,000 four-year college scholarships to at-risk high
school students with heroic potential. Antonio's unique
understanding of street theater, storytelling, learning
technologies, and networked economies give him the ability
to create learning opportunities and insights for our clients
that they cannot get from anyone else.
Keynote Speaker, Educator, Author
is an educator, author, speaker, and thought-leader in marketing
strategy and the power of social media. Her focus is on
how real-time social media, global branding, big data/mobile/cloud
computing, is affecting communications and business trends
today. She is the author of The Power of Real-Time Social
Media Marketing and she contributes regularly to The Huffington
Post, and Social Media Monthly magazine.
She is a strategic advisor to corporate, academic, and governmental
organizations on a variety of topics ranging from global
marketing and branding to using real-time social media trends
to generate top line growth. Her clients have included Toyota,
The Walt Disney Company, Xerox Corporation, United Healthcare,
Qualcomm, Boeing, ReachMD, Amgen, and Weber Shandwick.
Beverly spent 14 years at Xerox Corporation in global sales
and marketing and began her career at Wang Laboratories
in software development. She teaches Executive Marketing
Courses, including Social Media and Global Branding, at
UCLA Extension and lectures at USC.
Los Angeles Valley College, Director of Job
Director of the award winning Job Training department at
Los Angeles Valley College, Lennie Ciufo has served as its
leader since 1994. Now celebrating almost two decades of
service, the efforts of Mr. Ciufo have resulted in more
than 20,000 jobs for the local community as well as having
upgraded skills for 16,000 individuals.
A business graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder,
Mr. Ciufo returned to Los Angeles to earn his Masters in
Education. In 1975, he joined the staff at the college,
working in the school's business department. At the same
time, Mr. Ciufo owned and managed his own business, giving
him valuable insight into the needs of the workplace as
well as curriculum development, a specialized commodity
used extensively by Job Training today as they work with
Now reigning over a department committed to training qualified
workers for local businesses, his string of successes have
been touted by such high-visibility companies as the Metropolitan
Transit Authority (Metro) and Baxter Healthcare, while being
recognized by the City of Los Angeles.
Paul De La Cerda
Los Angeles Southwest College, CTE Dean in Academic Affairs
De La Cerda has an extensive business and technical background
with an Engineering degree and Master of Business Administration
(MBA) from Oklahoma State University. He also possesses
an Executive Management Degree from University of Virginia's
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. Currently,
he serves as the CTE Dean in Academic Affairs for the Los
Angeles Community College District at Southwest College.
At the college, he oversees multiple Federal and State funded
grant programs including a recent $5M H-1B Department of
Labor award and the Department of Homeland Security and
Cyber Security programs. He also served as the director
of the Goldman Sachs Foundation funded small business development
program. Previously, he was the first Director of Grant
Administration for the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Public
Safety Office where he procured and administered over $100M
in Department of Homeland Security Urban Security Initiative
and State Homeland Security anti-terrorism grants.
He is an experienced business consultant with over 10 years
in government and public relations including working with
various Federal, State and City/County of Los Angeles public
safety departments including LAPD, Port of LA, Sheriffs
Department, and LA World Airport. He is both a San Fernando
and Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal 40-under-40 award
winner and was elected to public office in 2005 where he
serves as the first Latino elected School Board Member for
the Saugus Union School District in North Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles Southwest College, Professor
1. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Principal Investigator
of a two-year grant (2011-2013). Under this grant, three
new programs were developed: Computer Science Homeland Security
A.S. Degree, Homeland Security & Computer Networks Certificate
of Achievement, and Homeland Security Network Administrator
Certificate of Achievement.
2. U.S. Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training
Grant. Co-Developer of Homeland Security Computer Science
program (2010-Present). Development not-for-credit computer
science and technology courses contextualized for the homeland
security field to prepare workers for employment and advancement.
3. Achieving the Dream at Los Angeles Southwest College.
Data Team Member (2010-Present). The Lumina Foundation's
Achieving the Dream is a national initiative aimed at helping
more community college students succeed, with a special
focus on students of color and low-income students. The
Data Team collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on student
outcomes to diagnose institutional strengths and weaknesses
and develop strategies for improving institutional and student
4. Supplemental Instruction Supervisor Workshop offered
by the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Participant
(2010). This workshop provided Los Angeles Southwest College
faculty members and administrators with the tools to implement
supplemental instruction for its science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics students.
5. Los Angeles Valley College Tech Prep Program, Counselor,
Mentor and Director Assistant (2001 - 2008). Educational
partnerships between Los Angeles Valley College, 16 Los
Angeles Unified School District High Schools, and 18 public
and private employers to introduce and prepare high school
students for careers in computer science information technology,
manufacturing technology, electronics, engineering, fire
technology, wild land fire technology, business, accounting
Monte J. Chapin
Business Process Leader
J. Chapin has over thirty years of professional experience
in the architecture and construction industry; specializing
in high-end residential, multi-family, mixeduse and commercial/retail
projects. He integrated BIM - Building Information Modeling
- into professional practice in 1991. Nearly 20 years later,
he is continually expanding the potential of BIM using Graphisoft’s
renowned Virtual Building™ solution, ArchiCAD. As Business
Process Leader at Graphisoft North America, he is engaging
new processes of collaborating, coordinating and communicating
information and data contained in the 3D geometry of Virtual
Building™ through interoperability initiatives and exchanges
of BIM data; particularly, using IFC (Industry Foundation
Since 2001, he has been mentoring and teaching ArchiCAD
and Virtual Building™ - providing architects, designers,
engineers, builders and owners with knowledge and solutions
necessary to leverage the new paradigm of BIM technology
in virtual design and construction processes and workflow.
Monte joined Graphisoft in 2008 to advance the concepts
of innovative new processes and workflow using ArchiCAD
for design, construction and operations; modeling, simulating
and analyzing building performance as integrated systems
thinking. He is championing a shared vision: promoting new
business models and fostering team learning, as AEC companies
revise business strategies to integrate BIM technologies
and processes into their organizations.
Currently, a member of the buildingSMART alliance, he is
on the Board of Directions. He also served on the Design
Work Group and Project Committee for the NBIMS-US Version
2 and will be serving on the Product Development and Market
Education Subcommittees for the NBIMS US version 3. Additionally,
he is a member of the OmniClass Technology Sponsor Group
and OmniClass Development Committee. He is also a participant
on the Technical Sub-Committee for the AGC BIMForum.
Randall-Baylon Architects, Designer
the age of 15, Alvin Oei realized the principles and importance
of design by working with his dad in a family owned structural
design company called "Oei & Associates." In 2007, Alvin
began his educational journey by attending Art Center located
in Pasadena. With the opportunity to grow in the industry,
Alvin took a detour from school to jump head-first into
the professional design industry by working with Randall-Baylon
Architects, Inc. as a designer. Alvin specialized in restaurant
and health clinic design where he could flourish by putting
detail, character and personality into all of his projects.
After 6 years, Alvin will be returning to Art Center to
finish a degree in Environmental Design in the Fall of 2013
during which time he will continue working in the industry
giving workshops in ArchiCAD and working on specialty projects.
Wyman is one of the most prolific and successful producers
of independent films in Hollywood. With over 30 features
to his credit, Wyman has worked with an impressive roster
of A-list talent, from Reese Witherspoon and Charlize Theron
to Matthew McConaughey and Cristina Ricci. His impressive
25 year career boasts the indie blockbuster, MONSTER, the
Patty Jenkins film that earned Charlize Theron an Academy
Award for Best Actress. A six time alum of The Sundance
Film Festival, Wyman's other career highlights include FREEWAY
starring Reese Whitherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland; Executive
Produced by Oliver Stone, TREES LOUNGE, starring, written
and directed by Steve Buscemi, THE CHASE starring Charlie
Sheen, the cult classic THE DARK BACKWARD starring Bill
Paxton, Judd Nelson and Wayne Newton and LOVE AND SEX starring
Famke Janssen and Jon Favreau. Brad also produced BLITZ,
a London police thriller starring JASON STATHAM, and HARD
LUCK for Sony Pictures, directed by Mario Van Peebles and
starring Wesley Snipes.
In 2005 Wyman added television to his to his resume when
he Executive Produced the hit reality series TOMMY LEE GOES
TO COLLEGE for NBC. Wyman co-produced LOOK with internet
pioneer Barry Schuler and the critically acclaimed film
was written and directed by Adam Rifkin. Shot entirely from
the perspective of surveillance cameras, this riveting and
timely feature gives a brutally honest account of the secret
lives of everyday people in a country where eavesdropping
is becoming the rule rather than the exception. The film
LOOK was turned into an 11 episode series, which aired on
Showtime in 2010-2011 and recently debuted on www.hulu.com/look.
In 2010, Brad Wyman launched WyTV, an online streaming channel
for which he produces original programming including music,
comedy, health and other variety entertainment. In early
2011, WyTV made international news by streaming four episodes
of Sheen's Korner, starring Charlie Sheen. The show had
more than 8 million views during the week that it aired.
WyTV also produced Fleischer's Universe, a variety show
hosted by actor comedian Charles Fleischer. Guests on the
show included Marilyn Manson, Jason Schwartzman and Harland
Williams. Global Soul TV, a music show hosted by DJ Matt
Robinson, featured a performance by rising musician Austin
Brown. In 2011, WyTV launched Blythe Raw Live, a raw foods
show hosted by Blythe Metz. Despite a relatively unknown
host, Wyman was able to build the Blythe Raw Live brand
online and to date the show has received 445,000 live views
in addition to 8 million recorded views. Hulu agreed to
feature episodes of Blythe Raw Live on its site, marking
the first time this has happened for an original live online
Brad is currently the vertical lead for film, TV and web
content at Indiegogo.com. Indiegogo is the world's crowdfunding
platform. This is the perfect convergence of all Wyman's
talents. Indiegogo has democratized Crowdfunding, enabling
anyone to finance any idea, project, company or creative
concept on their site. Brad stated, with regard to the film
vertical, "I feel like an Indie Studio head with 100's of
features on our site and helping all these movies get financed,
making filmmakers dreams come true."
Kenneth F. Crawford
U.S. Small Business Administration, Lender
Relation / Economic Development Specialist
June 24, 2007, Ken assumed the responsibilities of Lender
Relation Specialist for the Los Angeles District Office
of the SBA. In this position Ken counsels walk-in clients,
speaks at various seminars, workshops and works with the
Finance Division in training our network of Bankers. Ken
is the Veterans Outreach Representative as well as the Faith-based
A long time resident of Inglewood Ken Graduated from George
Washington High School and Los Angeles City College, attended
The University of California at Los Angeles. Ken is a decorated
Vietnam era veteran, started his career at SBA in 1997.
Ken worked at the Business Information Center (BIC) until
the SBA opened. The One Stop Capital Shop in 2001, he worked
there until the program ended. Upon returning to the BIC
he began to outreach and market SBA programs and services
to the community until it became the number one BIC in the
As an Economic Development Specialist Ken is the District
Office Technical Representative for the Los Angeles District
Office four Women Business Centers.
Gina M. Parodi de Reid
Technical Lead Engineer in Boeing Test & Evaluation's System
Integration Test Lab (SITL) and Project lead for the C-17
Test & Evaluation Integrated Product Team (IPT)
is both a Technical Lead Engineer in Boeing Test & Evaluation's
System Integration Test Lab (SITL) and a Project lead for
the C-17 Test & Evaluation Integrated Product Team (IPT).
Gina has over 16 years of Aerospace experience where the
majority of her years were spent as a technician in the
Space System laboratory at Honeywell Engines Systems & Services
performing functional testing of components and precision
cleaning in a clean room environment for the International
Space Station amongst other programs. Boeing recruited Gina
in 2006 as a Technical Service Specialist to refine Mylar,
Catia, and Unigraphics drawings as well as to maintain the
Boeing Mobility Integration Center (BMIC), a futuristic
avionics view of Net-Centric Operations. The following year,
Gina transitioned to the Avionics Integration Support Facility
(AISF) where her expertise in Computer-Aided Design was
utilized to incorporate changes to hardware drawings. In
2008, Gina was offered a permanent position as a Test &
Evaluation Engineer in the C-17 Test & Evaluation (IPT).
In 2011, Gina became the Technical Lead Engineer of the
BT&E SITL. Gina serves interchangeable roles as the Project
Lead and Lead System Engineer for projects that impact AISF.
Since 2002, Gina has been supporting the Society of Automotive
Engineers (SAE) collegiate design series at California State
University Los Angeles by speaking at events and providing
guidance to students in system engineering practices, career,
and leadership. Gina's most recent involvement is mentoring
the university's ECO Car Control team.
Gina has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
with an emphasis in Production Management from California
State University Los Angeles. Gina has obtained a certificate
in Test & Evaluation from the University of Alabama, a certificate
in Systems Engineering from the University of Missouri Science
& Technology and is currently pursuing her Masters in Systems
Engineering at the University of Missouri Science & Technology.
Gina enjoys spending time with her family and participating
in outdoor activities such as snowboarding, water polo,
Braman (http://GlobalCareerCP.com) is a Los Angeles-based
career consultant who helps clients nationwide find and
create more fulfilling, productive careers. Drawing from
his extensive experience in business and as a professional
writer and actor, Larry enables his clients to rise above
their competition by powerfully presenting and marketing
themselves--in person and in writing.
With a reputation as a highly motivating and engaging trainer
and facilitator, Larry has designed and delivered hundreds
of career development workshops and seminars. Recent engagements
include Kia Motors USA, Baxter Healthcare, and the University
A graduate of the University of Virginia and Circle in the
Square Theater School, Larry holds multiple career coaching
certifications from Lee Hecht Harrison, the world's leading
provider of corporate outplacement services.
Viklund first got the programming bug with C++ as a teenager
in college. Working in software and web development since
1998, she became an entrepreneur. backCODE, a game development
studio in Pasadena focusing on Serious Games (including
for military applications) and Entertainment projects, is
the 4th technology company that she has founded. Sophia
was named in Forbes in July 2012 as one of a select group
of "Female Founders to Watch", and again in March 2013 as
part of a group of "Women in Gaming to Watch."
With strong commitments to both technology business initiatives
and bringing women into technology, Sophia is an active
mentor for STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
for the White House Equal App challenge and UC Irvine Computer
Science. Department and her mission is to bring more women
into technology/STEM education and business entrepreneurship.
Sophia holds a masters degree in linguistics with concentration
in speech recognition and multiple technical certifications,
and has a special interest in teaching programming languages.
She also completed a Masters program in Environmental Design
at UCLA with a thesis in BIM (building informational model)
and is LEED AP certified (US Green Building Council).
She is a co-organizer of Girl Geek Dinners/Los Angeles chapter,
on the board of Directors of 50/50 leadership, a co-founder
of PyLadies, a non-profit that taught women programming
in Python, and on the executive board of Caltech Enterprise
forum. She speaks at and participates in or moderates numerous
panels at many conferences, actively promoting women's participation
in technology and entrepreneurship.
Viklund is the Principal/CEO at backCODE, a Pasadena California
based game development studio specializing in web, desktop
and mobile projects. At backCODE he has helped the studio
grow from a shop specializing in SaaS & backend web development
to a full service studio that develops top tier applications
for mobile & desktop, entertainment & serious games both
internally and for clients such as Google, Northrop Grumman,
SAIC, Lockheed Martin and Qualcomm.
A 16 year veteran of the Motion Picture and Game industries
Grant has worked as an Artist, Developer and Supervisor
on over 40 different productions. Prior to joining backCODE,
he was a Senior Technical Director at Dreamworks, working
on such productions as Flushed Away, Monsters vs Aliens,
and Kung-Fu Panda 2. Grant was also the CG lead on The Simpsons
movie, where he built the crew from the ground up to deliver
computer generated characters and effects.
Grant has a BS in Mass Communications from Emerson College
and is the founder of the Los Angeles Unity3D user group,
the second largest Unity3D user group in the world.
Chai Energy, Founder
Hershkowitz graduated from Caltech where he lead the Solar
Decathlon Computing Innovation Team in developing novel
ways to interact with a sustainably-built and solar-powered
home. Among several innovations, the team developed technology
that would allow you to point at lights to turn them on
Cole is now a Founder of Chai Energy, where he is using
widespread data, complex algorithms, and fluid interfaces
to empower homeowners with a simple understanding of their
energy-use and lifestyle.
Chai Energy, Co-Founder/CTO
Ka Suen graduated from Caltech with a BS in physics in 2012.
He has always been interested in data mining and using the
insights from large data sets in real world applications
- not something you always get in physics. As Co-Founder
and CTO of Chai Energy, he has been able to fully realize
his passions. The insights from data mining are directly
used by homeowners to help them not only understand their
energy use but to also help them become more energy efficient.
Special Agent Jensen Penalosa has been a Special Agent with
the FBI since 2005. SSA Penalosa earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in computer science from California State University,
Fullerton. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI, SSA Penalosa
was employed by FileNet Corporation, as a software engineer.
SSA Penalosa is currently assigned to the Los Angeles Field
Division, where he supervises a Cyber Crime Squad that specializes
in the investigation of computer and high-technology crimes,
including computer intrusions, and other types of malicious
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Partner
DeBre' advises entrepreneurs and companies engaged in building
businesses based upon technology or intellectual property
assets and he has particular expertise in structuring and
negotiating intellectual property-driven deals. A business
lawyer, a registered patent lawyer and a former engineer,
Kevin handles a wide range of transactions, develops IP
protection strategies and advises management teams on compliance
with privacy and data security laws and regulations.
His clients include software companies, semiconductor design
firms, mobile commerce businesses, e-commerce enterprises,
electronics and hardware manufacturers, media companies,
content publishers and medical device manufacturers. Kevin
has been quoted in numerous high-tech industry publications
and has appeared on Bloomberg TV. He is frequently a speaker
at conferences on technology commercialization and intellectual
property licensing and he has published several articles
on IP licensing. Kevin is the author of "Licensing of Trade
Secrets and Know-How," a chapter of Trade Secret Litigation
and Protection in California, an attorney's practice book
published by the State Bar of California. In addition, Kevin
is a contributing author of "Joint Ventures and Strategic
Alliances," a chapter of Intellectual Property in Business
Transactions, an attorney's practice book published by Continuing
Education of the Bar, and is an update author of "Exploiting
Trade Secrets by Licensing" and of "Form Licensing Agreements
and Provisions," two chapters of Trade Secrets Practice
in California (Second Edition) published by Continuing Education
of the Bar.
Kevin was selected in 2009, 2008 and 2006 as a Southern
California Super Lawyer and is the founder and Chair of
the Licensing Committee of the California State Bar Intellectual
Property Section. Prior to joining Stubbs Alderton & Markiles,
LLP, Kevin was a partner in leading international law firms,
including Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, LLP, where he headed
the firm's technology transactions practice in Southern
California. After law school, he served as a judicial law
clerk for Hon. John G. Davies, United States District Court
for the Central District of California.
Kevin received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law
and his B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis.
He is a member of the California Bar.
Louis A. Wharton
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Partner
A. Wharton is a Partner of the Firm. Louis' practice focuses
on advising startup, emerging growth and middle market companies
across a spectrum of industries in securities compliance,
corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general
He counsels clients in the technology, internet/e-commerce,
pharmaceutical, apparel and entertainment industries, among
others. Louis' work in the securities compliance area involves
advising the Firm's public clients on a variety of '33 Act
and '34 Act work, including reviewing and filing registration
statements and current, quarterly and annual reports.
His practice in the corporate finance area involves structuring
and negotiating public offerings and private placements
of both equity and debt securities, including PIPEs and
angel and venture backed transactions, for the Firm's private
and public clients.
In addition, Louis' mergers and acquisitions practice involves
strategizing with and negotiating on behalf of the Firm's
clients on a variety of public and private mergers (including
reverse mergers), strategic stock and asset acquisitions
and divestitures, both buy- and sell-side.
Louis also counsels the Firm's clients on other aspects
of their business activities in his general corporate practice,
including commercial transactions, incentive compensation
and corporate governance.
Louis serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the
Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) and the San Fernando
Valley Bar Association Board of Trustees, and is actively
involved on the Executive Committee of the ProVisors Technology
Industry Group. Louis received his A.B., cum laude, from
Harvard University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
He is a member of the California Bar.
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Partner
Azlein is a Partner with the Firm. Ryan advises a wide range
of both public and private clients, focusing on emerging
growth, development stage and middle-market companies as
well as venture capital firms, angel investors and strategic
investors. Ryan's practice concentrates on venture capital
and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, equity
and executive compensation matters, intellectual property
development and licensing arrangements, SEC reporting and
disclosure, public and private securities offerings, complex
partnering arrangements, and general corporate matters.
Ryan has substantial experience managing a variety of business
transactions, including numerous venture capital, angel
and seed financing transactions, private equity and debt
financings, mergers and acquisitions in the public and private
markets and public and private offerings by public companies.
Ryan also counsels companies in connection with SEC reporting
requirements and registrations, federal and state securities
laws, corporate governance issues, joint ventures and strategic
alliances, technology and licensing issues, employee incentive
plans, executive employment agreements and commercial contracts.
In addition, Ryan has expertise in advising companies in
their formation process.
Ryan is actively involved in the Southern California emerging
company and venture capital community. Ryan regularly lectures
to entrepreneurs, peer groups and students on various topics,
including venture capital financing and issued faced by
emerging growth companies.
Ryan received his B.A., with Honors, from the University
of San Diego in 1996 and his J.D. in 1999 from the Boalt
Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley.
He is a member of the California Bar. Prior to joining the
Firm in 2002, Ryan was previously practiced in the global
firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and with the law
firm Troop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey, LLP.
Ryan was named a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising
Star in 2009 and 2010.
Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Partner
Goldstein is a Partner of the Firm and Chair of the Interactive
Entertainment and Video Games practice group. Steve served
as an associate of the Firm from 2003 to 2005, and rejoined
the Firm in 2009. Prior to rejoining the Firm, Steve acted
as Director of Business Development and General Counsel
for Flagship Studios, Inc. from 2005 until 2008.
Steve's practice concentrates on advising clients within
the video game industry on legal issues across all aspects
of their business, including negotiation of video game publishing
agreements, merchandizing agreements, co-marketing agreements
and other inbound and outbound licenses regarding the exploitation
of video game intellectual property, Internet best practices,
alternative financing, global corporate structuring, and
legal issues related to the use and trade of virtual goods.
Steve's clients include independent video game developers
and publishers in the console, social, casual and massively
multiplayer markets, online game operators, and media and
technology companies related to the video game industry.
In his role at Flagship, Steve negotiated all of its publishing,
co-marketing and ancillary properties agreements, including
agreements with Namco Bandai Games America, Inc., Hanbitsoft,
Inc., The9 Limited, Massive, Inc., LiveGamer, Inc., Microsoft,
Nvidia, Creative Labs, Alienware, Weta Workshop, TOKYOPOP!,
Dark Horse Comics and Simon & Schuster, among others. Steve
also spearheaded the creation of a multimillion dollar line
of credit for Flagship with Comerica Bank based on Flagship's
video game properties. In his capacity with Flagship, Steve
co-founded and served as President, Americas & Europe for,
Ping0 LLC, a digital publishing and online operations subsidiary
of Flagship Studios. Additionally, Steve managed the founding
of the Ping0, LLC affiliate, Ping0 Interactive Limited,
an Ireland company.
Steve has spoken at a variety of video game related conferences,
including Game Developers Conference, Game:: Business::
Law Summit, San Diego Comic-Con, Austin Game Developers
Conference, Online Game Developers Conference, Consumer
Electronics Show and Law Seminars International's Gamer
Technology Law panel and acts as an adjunct professor at
Loyola Law School where he teaches a course on the law of
video games and virtual worlds.
Steve received his B.A. from University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, and his J.D. from University of Southern California
Law School. He is a member of the California and Hawaii
Adobe, Instructional Designer for Creative Cloud Learning
Yaiser is Instructional Designer for Creative Cloud Learning
and Training at Adobe. She works with creative professionals,
educators, students, and other creatives to plan and produce
learning resources that help people better use Adobe software.
Prior to joining Adobe, Michelle was a professor of Web
Design & Interactive Media teaching object oriented programming
and interactive development. Away from a computer, Michelle
is a clarinetist, dancer, and race car driver.
Professional Speaker, Staffing, Recruiting & Career Development
seasoned executive with nearly 20 years of experience, Michael
leverages his extensive business, staffing, recruiting,
educational background and expertise, to architect innovative
solutions that help his clients achieve key organizational
objectives and maintain a competitive advantage.
An expert in the field of staffing, recruiting and hiring,
Michael has expanded into Career, economic and Workforce
Development Solutions and works extensively with local communities,
public officials, colleges and job seekers alike to develop
opportunities with Local, National and International Employers.
U.S. Small Business Administration Los Angeles,Public Information
Officer and an Economic Development Specialist
Patrick Rodriguez is currently the Public Information Officer
and an Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small
Business Administration Los Angeles District Office where
he assists aspiring and existing business owners to access
SBA programs and services. Previously, he worked for Congresswoman
Linda Sanchez for five years as her Senior Congressional
Aide in the Cerritos District Office - he covered business,
transportation, and veteran issues in addition to event
planning and speech writing.
Patrick has extensive political campaign experience and
has worked as a consultant for firms seeking contracts with
state and federal government agencies in addition to working
in the Public Affairs/Government Relations Division of Time
Warner Cable. Patrick was also in the Army Reserve where
he worked as a Journalist and Military Historian, serving
in Kosovo in '02 and in Iraq in '05 and '06. He was honorably
discharged after eight years.
Mogreet, Director of Marketing
20 years in the newswire and marketing industry, I have
been fortunate enough to work with some of the best companies
in New York, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles.
Currently, I design and implement strategic, corporate social
media programs created to meet a range of business goals
from visibility and engagement to increasing sales and decreasing
company costs. My approach utilizes a blend of new and traditional
marketing, public relations, investor relations and street
marketing techniques to ensure sustainable results.
I design corporate and brand social media programs and am
familiar with social programming within regulated industries.
Understanding that social platforms are ripe for customer
complaints, I create and implement social media crisis plans
and triage programs that build deeper relationships resolving
customer issues in real-time, while building a long-term
online reputation for the company.
My clients include celebrities, Fortune 500 brands, start
ups, lifestyle, consumer, digital platforms and online video
productions and producers. I participate in several groups
and boards including: NIRI (National Investor Relations
Institute) serving on the LA chapter board of directors,
which has proven to be very interesting as the SEC continues
their crackdown on RegFD, SOX, stock options and web-based
I am also a founder for the international Social Media Club
and run the LA chapter. SMC is dedicated to the best practices
in social media. www.socialmediaclub.org.
A frequent public speaker, past and future speaking events
on the topics of social media, mobile and/or monetization
include: TAG (retail analyst) Conference, SMCLA, SMC, PRSA,
NIRI, UCLA and more.
Specialties: Integrated communications expert for public,
private and startup companies. Specialties include social
media, social media customer care, digital branding, customer
care, social selling, mobile marketing, text marketing,
data analytics, social marketing, SEO, communications.
Career Coach and LinkedIn Specialist
Fried is an experienced career coach and LinkedIn specialist
with 30+ years in recruiting, career and job search coaching,
corporate Human Resources, workshop and webinar facilitation,
and social media. He has been an active member with LinkedIn
since 2006, and currently has a network of more than 2200
direct connections and 14+ million total. Stuart provides
LinkedIn coaching and training to individual businesses
and job seekers as well as a variety of professional, networking,
and student groups. He currently presents a monthly LinkedIn
workshop at SCORE Los Angeles for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
As a career coach, he also works with job seekers providing
help with resume preparation, job searching, networking,
interviewing and career change. Stuart works at Cal State
University Northridge (CSUN) with the Ernst & Young Career
Center as a part-time career coach and has delivered LinkedIn
and career-related workshops at CSUN, College of the Canyons,
Cal Poly Pomona and Pomona College. He recently facilitated
a LinkedIn workshop for the CSUN Alumni Relations program
and a LinkedIn webinar for the UCLA Anderson School MBA
Alumni Association. Stuart also works with JVS (Jewish Vocational
Service) providing job search assistance through the ConejoWorks
EON Reality, Business Development Manager
Reilly is the Business Development Manager for EON Reality
Western United States, all of Canada, and Director for EON
Reality Sports. His focus is on expanding EON's presence
in the areas of Energy, Education & Workforce Development,
Aerospace, Defense, Sports, Entertainment, and Medical sectors.
Brendan's professional background is rooted in sports and
the business of sport having worked as a collegiate basketball
coach at Illinois State University. While at Illinois State
he received his Master's Degree in Sports Management. After
serving as an assistant at Illinois State he went and worked
in the front office with the Kansas City Royals in Major
League Baseball before joining EON Reality.
Port of Los Angeles, Clean Trucks Program Manager
Tim DeMoss manages the landmark Clean Truck Program for
the Port of Los Angeles (POLA). He oversees technical, environmental,
administrative, and enforcement aspects of the Port’s CTP.
This includes management of the Port’s “concession” program
involving 1,000 licensed motor carriers, which collectively
deploy approximately 11,000 heavy-duty Class 8 drayage trucks
to move cargo into and out of the Port’s marine terminals.
Tim has been a Port of Los Angeles employee for six years,
and has managed the Port’s CTP for the last three years.
Over the course of his 22-year career as an environmental
engineer or specialist, Tim has worked in multi-disciplinary
environmental mitigation efforts involving hazardous waste,
solid waste / recycling, water quality, and air quality.
He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount
University, M.S. Environmental Science, Loyola Marymount