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JEFFREY J. PENICHET

As a business owner and longtime board member for multiple non-profit organizations and previous commission appointments, he is experienced in organizational management, quality effectiveness analysis, policy development, financial statement evaluation, and investment recommendations.

He founded, managed and grew from a start-up to a medium sized business entity Bilingual Educational Services, Inc. Over time, he developed systems for producing and publishing education materials; moved from manual records to computerization with specialized software; analyzed financial growth and contained labor and production costs; and, developed organizational structures for a 65,000 square foot storage and distribution warehouse.

As a Commissioner for the Los Angeles City Employee Retirement System for four years, he helped evaluate and recommend investments for a $14 billion portfolio in several investment categories including stocks and private equity.

He is a long time Board Member of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF), an organization that provides preschool and family services to over 100,000 clients annually. The organization has expanded its budget from $20 million to $87 million. For the last five years, he has been serving as Chairperson of Properties, Inc., supervising the acquisition of two buildings and increasing income substantially for the parent organization.

Penichet holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington.

 

 

 

NANCY G. HARRIS

Nancy G. Harris is a mortgage broker with ten years experience in mortgage lending industry. She previously held the positions of Regional Vice President, Corporate Trainer, and Loan Originator with Home Savings of America. Ms. Harris is currently a Board member of the West Angeles Community Development Corporation, member of The New Leaders Organization, affiliate member of the Consolidated Realty Board, and arbitrator for the NASD.





 

 

 

 

J. SHAWN LANDRES, Ph.D.

Connecting people, ideas, and resources, Shawn Landres, PhD, has earned international recognition for his leadership in social innovation. A widely published essayist and editor whose work has been featured by the White House and covered by TIME, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, he is co-founder and Board co-chair of Jumpstart Labs, a philanthropic research and design consultancy.

A Senior Fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Landres chairs the City of Santa Monica Social Services Commission and is senior advisor to the Future of Cities initiative.

Landres brings to the Commission more than two decades of experience in academic, nonprofit, and philanthropic leadership, social entrepreneurship, network building, and organizational development, including the Clinton Administration's Reinventing Government initiative and projects funded by the U.S. State Department and the British government.

In 2015, Landres led the Commission’s Strategic Plan Update and shepherded its “Digital by Default” report; he also chaired the Santa Monica Public Library's Innovation Technology Task Force. In 2016, he co-authored the UCLA/California Community Foundation report, “The Generosity Gap: Donating Less in Post-Recession Los Angeles County.”

A Los Angeles native who grew up in Santa Monica, where he now lives with his wife and two young daughters, Landres holds degrees from Columbia University (BA cum laude, religion), the University of Oxford (MSt with distinction, social anthropology), and the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a PhD in religious studies. He has co-edited four books and published award-winning articles and essays that advance intergroup understanding.

In 2013, the Liberty Hill Foundation honored him with its NextGen Leadership Award. He was a 2015-16 California Connections Fellow of the Southern California Leadership Network as well as a 2016 participant in the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.

An active partner in early-stage ventures and social enterprises, Landres serves on the board of managers of Impact Hub Los Angeles and SPARK Experience as well as The Mother Company advisory board, and has advised Tala and TherOzone. He is a member of the Southern California Grantmakers Public Policy Committee, advises the Nexus global youth network for philanthropy and social impact investing; and serves on the Liberty Hill Foundation advisory council. Landres, whom the Forward recognized in 2009 as one of America's 50 most influential Jewish leaders in 2009, also serves on the Jewish Federation’s New Leaders Project and ChangeMaker Challenge Steering Committees. (file:Commission/Biographies/Landres 1-31-17)

 

 

 

JACKI BACHARACH

Jacki Bacharach served for 14 years as Mayor and Councilmember in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and on the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (a predecessor agency to the LACMTA) for 12 years. On the Commission, she chaired the overall Planning Committee, the Rail Construction and Planning Committees as well as the full Commission. She led the committees through the development of the overall rail plan for L.A. County and oversaw the construction of the Metro Blue and Green Lines.

Since 1985 she has been a member of the Los Angeles-San Diego Rail Corridor Agency overseeing and improving L.A.-San Diego Amtrak service representing LACMTA serving as the Vice Chair which she remained until the end of 2012 when her appointment ended.

Jacki Bacharach was a charter member of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority dealing with landside access to the Ports of LA and Long Beach and served as Founding Chair of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority - the five-county agency that operates the Metrolink commuter rail system.

She served on the State Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century and as a member of the National Commission on Intermodal Transportation as well as serving as a member of President Clinton’s Transition Team Transportation Cluster Group. In both of these positions, she was the only member from California.

Her first job after graduating from UCLA was as a social worker for L.A. County Department of Social Services.

 

 

 

VIGGO BUTLER

Viggo Butler brings many successful years of experience as an airport executive, where he was President of Lockheed Air Terminal, Inc. and Corporate Vice President of Lockheed Corporation. He is currently Chairman of United Airports, Limited, Inc., a privately held company specializing in privatization of businesses and airport operations and security. Previously he held the position of Chairman of Avicom International.

He is known internationally for his expertise in privatization of government enterprises, international financing transactions, airport operations, security, finance, and airline services. Mr. Butler has testified before the U.S. Congress and British Parliament, and has spoken at forums around the world, including the World Economic Forum.

Also active in the community, he serves on the Boards of Pepperdine University, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, and the Business Advisory Board of the Reason Foundation. Viggo was honored as the distinguished graduate of the Pepperdine Business School as well as California Polytechnic University. He earned his undergraduate BA in Business from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his MBA at Pepperdine University.



 

 

 

 

 

Walter Allen, III

On January 31, 2006, Walter “Walt” Allen III retired after a 31 year career in Law Enforcement. Before his retirement, he was appointed on July 1, 2005, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Assistant Secretary of the newly created Office of Correctional Safety for the reorganized California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In this role, he was charged with consolidating virtually all law enforcement components within the department, which included major criminal investigation units, fugitive apprehension teams, criminal intelligence operations, gang interdiction, special investigations, and departmental safety and security operations within the California State prison system.

On December 9, 2003, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed him as the last Director of the former California Youth Authority (CYA), which is now called the Division of Juvenile Justice, within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and in November 2009, the Governor appointed him to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Before being appointed as Director of the CYA, he served as an Assistant Chief for the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, serving as a special agent within the department for more than 24 years, working undercover narcotic enforcement cases statewide. He also served as a police officer and SWAT team member with the Chino Police Department. His first job as a sworn police officer was with the California State University, Fullerton Police Department in 1976.

Allen is serving his fourth term on the Covina City Council and is presently the Mayor. He continues to find time serving as a Board Member for Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services, Executive Board member of the California Narcotic Officers’ Association, Board Member of WeTip, Inc., and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Citrus Valley Health Partners Hospitals.

For leisure, one of Walt’s primary hobbies has been serving as a competitive Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clay shooter and has been a member of the Los Angeles Police Department Championship Trap and Skeet team for the last 22 years. He also enjoys skiing, golfing, riding his Harley, and building and flying radio controlled helicopters.

Walt credits all the successes he’s had in his adult life to the love and support of his wife Patricia who passed away in 2009. He has one son, Walter David IV.

 

 

 
 

 

 

Charles G. Bakaly, Jr.

Charles G. Bakaly, Jr., retired from O’Melveny & Myers as a senior partner. He was with the firm from 1956-1994 representing clients in resolving litigation and employment law disputes. He has argued four times in the Supreme Court of the United States. He served in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Army as a first Lieutenant from 1954 until 1956 prosecuting or defending hundreds of general court martials.

He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1949 and his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1952.

From 1994 until 2013 he served as a mediator and arbitrator of complex litigation disputes retiring again from Jams, Inc., where he was Vice President, Mediator, and Arbitrator.

 

 

 
 

 

 

RODNEY C. GIBSON, Ph.D.

EDUCATION
University of California, Los Angeles - Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles – M.S - Electrical Engineering
University of California, Davis, B.S. - Electrical Engineering
Other - Defense Systems Management College Course for Industry, Brookings Institute Course on Public Policy for Acquisition Professionals, Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, and Edward Deming’s Course on Total Quality Management.
MILITARY - Captain U.S. Army, serving in the U.S. and Vietnam
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Consultant for Vanguard Research, working for the Missile Defense Agency
Consultant for the development and application of commercial satellites for DoD
Extensive experience with The Aerospace Corporation, retiring after 32 years as Senior Vice President of System Planning and Engineering.

  • Requirement definition, planning, development, production, test, launch, and deployment of many DoD developed satellite systems
  • Independent reviews and technical assessments of these satellite systems January 2011

 

 
 

 

 

EVELYN GUTIERREZ

Evelyn M. Gutierrez, Marketing Consultant, retired from the County of Los Angeles in 2003, with over 30 years of expertise in the development of public policy, program administration, fiscal management and marketing. As past Director of the Office of Workplace Programs and Marketing with the Chief Administrative Office, Ms. Gutierrez directed

Countywide Employee Programs and Administrative Policies for over 100,000 County employees. Ms. Gutierrez is Chair of the Commission’s Promotion Committee, Co-Chair of the Productivity and Quality Awards Program honoring County programs that promote enhanced productivity and quality public service. She is also a valued member of the Department Visit Committee and Strategic Foresight Group.

On April 17, 2012, Ms. Gutierrez was appointed by the Board of Supervisors, 1st District, to the Redevelopment Dissolution Oversight Board for the City of Baldwin Park. The Oversight Board has a fiduciary responsibility and analytical review role in the submission of enforceable obligations presented by the successor agency.

Ms. Gutierrez has been recognized by the National Association of Counties, the California State Association of Counties, Washington D.C.’s Public Employees Roundtable, and the County Board of Supervisor’s as an award winning Program Administrator. Additional Board memberships include the County Library Foundation, Eastmont Community Center and Los Amigos of the East Los Angeles Library. Supporting continued education, Ms. Gutierrez has established the Evelyn Gutierrez Scholarship Fund for financially disadvantaged high school students.

Ms. Gutierrez is a graduate of East Los Angeles College, with an Accounting major, attended Cal-State LA and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, majoring in Management of Human Resources, with a minor in Marketing.

 

 

 
 

 

 

JACLYN TILLEY HILL

Commissioner Hill’s County career began in 1993 as Foreman of the Grand Jury. She was the first woman to Chair the Economy and Efficiency Commission and the Quality and Productivity Commission. She chaired the Countywide Communications Team and after serving six years as Chair of the County of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission, Jaclyn Tilley Hill has been honored with the title of Chair Emeritus. Commissioner Hill continues to serve on the Commission, chairing the Writers’ Network and serving on the Productivity Investment Board, Executive Committee and Policy Committee.

She is a member of the Criminal Justice Coordination Committee (CCJCC) and the Countywide Communications Strategy Support Team. She serves on the Whittier Area Literacy Council Advisory Board, Board of Directors, Military Women In Need, Board of Governors of Long Beach City College Foundation, the Registrar-Recorder’s Voting Systems Assessment Project Advisory Committee, and former Board of Directors for International City Theatre.

Commissioner Hill has been a highly successful fundraiser and event organizer for many Los Angeles charities for over twenty-five years. She is a prior Foreman of the County Grand Jury and Past Chair of the Whittier Social Services Commission.

Commissioner Hill attended California Western University and the University of Southern California. She is also the proud mother of seven children and seven grandchildren.

 

 

 
 

 

 

JOT N. HOLLENBECK

Jot N. Hollenbeck has extensive experience in the health care industry, specializing in same day surgical facility operations. He most recently served as Group President of United Surgical Partners International, Inc., until his retirement in 2015.

From January 2001 until April 2006, he was a co-founder and Executive Vice President, Operations of Surgis, Inc., a privately held ambulatory surgery center company that was acquired by United Surgical Partners. Prior to joining Surgis, Mr. Hollenbeck served as the first Director of Field Operations for Pediatrix Medical Group, the nation’s largest Maternal Fetal medicine group.

From 1983 until 1994, Mr. Hollenbeck held various executive positions within Medical Care America, including Senior Vice President, where he managed surgery center operations in a variety of markets prior to its merger with Columbia/HCA.

He is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree and has a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Administration from the University of Colorado.

He lives in Rancho Palos Verdes with his wife Linda and has two adult children.

 

 
 

 

 

LISA KORBATOV

Since 1996 Lisa Korbatov has been a Partner at Amalgamated Real Estate Services (ARES), a commercial property management company specializing in retail, industrial, and manufacturing space for garment-related businesses. She currently manages 20 commercial buildings in the Downtown Fashion District and on the Westside of Los Angeles. She is a lifelong resident of Beverly Hills, an alumnus of Beverly Hills High School and graduate of the University of Southern California. Since 2009, she has served as a Governing Member of the Beverly Hills School Board, including a term as its President, and was re-elected in 2013.

Lisa has been active in leadership roles with several youth-serving community organizations including Aviva Family and Children Services, a Los Angeles organization that cares for at-risk young women, and Vista Del Mar. In 2013, she was honored with the "Legacy of Hope" award by Chai Lifeline, a charity which supports and inspires children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

A stalwart supporter of higher education, she has served on the Board of Directors for USC Hillel at the University of Southern California and the Jewish Education Trade School in Granada Hills. In 2013, she joined the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America’s Western Los Angeles County Council and was honored in 2015 with their “Distinguished Citizen Award” for her commitment to the community and to the advancement of youth.

She has served as a Board Member of the Israel Grants Fund, Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation, and is a Senate Club member of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. She also serves on the Jewish Federation Boards and is an Aipac Senate Club Member.

Lisa has been married to Igor Korbatov, for over 30 years and have three daughters, Lauren, Anna Bella, and Elizabeth.

 

 

 
 

 

 

HUASHA L. LIU

Ms. Huasha Liu is the Director of the Land Use and Environmental Planning at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). SCAG is the nation’s largest Metropolitan Planning Organization representing six counties (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) and 191 cities with over 18 million residents.

As part of the executive management at SCAG, Ms. Liu oversees numerous activities that are key to success of regional and local planning. She oversees the compliance with pertinent federal and state laws and regulations including transportation/air quality conformity, environmental justice, affordable housing (RHNA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and climate change (AB 32 and SB 375). She oversees the Sustainability Program that fosters livable communities and healthier environment while promoting economic well-being. The Sustainability Program covers the Compass Blueprint Program, Green Region initiative, and Active Transportation. Other major activities under Ms. Liu’s responsibilities include performance monitoring, socio-economic growth forecast, development of new tools to quantify progress of the region, Local Profiles Reports for each local jurisdictions, Research and Analyses, data/GIS technical services to members, and the State of the Region Report to assess the region’s progress.

Ms. Liu has over twenty years of experience in land use, transportation, housing, and environmental planning and related fields. Ms. Liu has over ten years of management experience. Prior to joining SCAG, Ms. Liu worked for over ten years at the South Coast Air Quality Management District. In addition, Ms. Liu has substantial planning experience in China focusing on regional collaboration and public policy for economic development on the Pacific Rim.

In 2004, Ms. Liu was appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to serve on the county’s Quality and Productivity Commission. The role of the commission is to advise the board, oversee policies, and support the implementation of programs that enhance the quality and productivity of County services.

Ms. Liu earned her Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Nanjing University, China. She earned her Master’s degree in Urban and Transportation Planning from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at University of Southern California.

 

 

 
 

 

 

Edward McIntyre

Edward McIntyre holds two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS from the School of Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the Wharton School. The first twenty-plus years of his career were spent with a major energy company in the areas of engineering, finance, accounting, marketing and general management.

Following that he held financial and management positions in health care, education and services, specializing in dealing with troubled companies.

Most recently he served as President of Pedus Service, Inc., a provider of janitorial, security and food services to industry and government.

Prior to joining the Quality and Productivity Commission in 2011, Mr. McIntyre served as a member of the Economy and Efficiency Commission and was Foreman of the 2009-2010 Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury.

 

 

 
 

 

 

WILL WRIGHT, Hon. AIA|LA

Will Wright currently serves as the Director of Government and Public Affairs for the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA). As Los Angeles' chief advocate for better architecture and urban design, he helps bring together design thinkers and civic leaders to solve problems and set priorities.

With more than a dozen years of experience advocating for a healthier, more beautiful and better functioning city, he is responsible for a variety of roles including connecting architects and designers with civic leaders to help shape public policy and provide critical input on project delivery methods, procurement best-practices, infrastructure investments and environmental performance.

Mr. Wright currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) as a Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee. Previously, he served as the Vice Chair of BizFed’s Planning and Land-Use Committee. In 2013, Mr. Wright became a founding Board Member of the non-profit From Lot To Spot, which helps underserved communities transform vacant lots into parks and open space. He also currently serves as a public board member of the BOMA-LA Political Action Committee.

Mr. Wright has a BFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a Masters in Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

 

 

 

 

BUD TREECE

Bud Treece is the founder and President of the International Benefit Consulting Group® (IBC Group).

The IBC Group is an organization developed to provide various benefit related services including: Benefit and Compensation negotiation consultation, Benefit Plan Management, Retirement Planning and Investment Management.

Bud Treece served as the Executive Director for the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) for 22+ years. Mr. Treece retired from his position with ALADS in 2003. As Executive Director and lead negotiator for ALADS, Mr. Treece has negotiated dozens of salary, fringe and unit level agreements with the County and the Sheriff's Department.

Before joining ALADS, Mr. Treece had nearly 20 years of experience in law enforcement, labor and management. Early in his career, Mr. Treece served both the Los Angeles County Sheriff and the Humboldt County Sheriff in a variety of assignments. He then became an independent consultant specializing in employee contract negotiations and grievance representation. In this capacity, he represented employees and their Associations in 19 public jurisdictions throughout the State of California.

Mr. Treece holds the designation of Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC) from the Board of Governors of IN-FRE (the International Foundation for Retirement Education) through Texas Tech University.

Mr. Treece also serves as

  • Vice President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Executive Board
  • Commissioner of the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission
  • Chairman of the Los Angeles County Labor-Management Advisory Committee on Productivity Enhancement
  • Manager of two investment portfolios, with a total of over $13 million under management. Both portfolios exceeded benchmarks during every year of his management

 

 

 

 

JOSEPH P. WETZLER

Joseph P. Wetzler served in the United States Merchant Marines, and the U.S. Army. He attended school at UCLA. He has worked as a sheet metal worker, a steam engineer and plant operator in the Department of Water and Power. He then worked at the Department of Airports during the construction and opening of Los Angeles International Airport. In 1969 he accepted a position as Business Representative for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501 AFL/CIO.

While in this position, he also was appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles to serve on the Environmental Commission, Productivity Commission, and other ad-hoc committees. The County’s Board of Supervisors appointed him to the Labor-Management Productivity Enhancement Commission, Community Support Advisory Commission and other subcommittees. Positions he held while in the union include President, Assistant Business Manager, and Chair and Chair Emeritus of the Coalition of County Unions.