Business Administration, Economics, Public Works, Transportation Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Transportation
  • Public Works
  • Economics
  • Business Administration

Masters in Business Administration, University of Redlands

Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, University of California at Los Angeles

Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration, Citrus Community College

14 years in the Public Works field as a senior management analyst, developing and leading collaborative project teams to manage and successfully complete complex projects, such as the implementation of the Carson Overweight Corridor, the development and enhancement of the Q-Matic System and the E-Permit System used by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, and developing the valuation methodology for the various infrastructure systems under the control of the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works for compliance to Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement 34.  Deals tactfully and extensively with elected and appointed officials as well as all levels of staff at the local, state, and federal levels.  Works closely with business and labor leaders, representatives of non-profit organizations, and community members to develop win-win scenarios for all involved parties. 

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Providing expertise in transportation analysis to a wide variety of clients.
 
Executive Projects Officer, a private construction/transportation consulting firm, Wrightwood, CA
Develop comprehensive solutions for clients by providing a broad range of skills and in-depth experience in transportation, construction, permitting, and other consulting services.
 
Senior Management Analyst II, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation
Responsible for the administrative oversight for the Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation’s $150 million Wastewater Program that is comprised of the Wastewater Collection Systems Division, Wastewater Engineering Services Division, Industrial Waste Management Division, and the Watershed Protection Division.  (This wastewater system is the largest in the world.)  In this capacity, supervised the 38 clerical and professional staff that provided support services in the areas of budgeting, purchasing, personnel, mandated training (confined spaces, hazardous materials, etc.), contract development, and facilities management to these Divisions.  In addition, provided technical assistance and project management for issues which included but were not limited to the Sewer System Management Plan, the Integrated Resources Plan, Onsite Waste Treatment Systems, and the Fats, Oils, and Grease Program.
 
Senior Management Analyst II, City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works
Assisted the Executive Officer, Board of Public Works, by facilitating, developing, implementing, and enhancing Department-wide budgetary, administrative and infrastructure programs and projects such as grants management, “One-Department” aspects of the Public Works $1 billion operating budget, the $80 million Public Works Trust Fund, the Controller’s performance and financial audits of the Department including an exhaustive multi-year audit of Public Works contract process (Requests for Bids, Requests for Personal Services, Requests for Qualifications, and Task Order Solicitations), and the Department’s cost accumulation methods for the City’s infrastructure required by Governmental Accounting Standards Board Rule 34.  Additionally, worked closely with the Board of Public Works Commissioners on developing and implementing Department-wide and Citywide projects such as Strategic Planning, the South Los Angeles Initiatives, Sustainable Practices, the City’s Infrastructure Report Card, and the Million Trees L.A. Initiative.  Worked with the Public Works Bureaus, other City departments, the business community, and residents on issues related to infrastructure and transportation. 
 
Senior Management Analyst II, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Financial Management and Personnel Services
Assisted the Chief Financial Officer with the financial management and administration of the Department of Public Works which included formulating and implementing the Department's $1 billion operating budget, developing and implementing performance measurements for the Department, and advising the Chief Financial Officer and the Board of Public Works on budgetary issues.  Developed, implemented, and monitored the Department of Public Works Bureau of Financial Management and Personnel Services’ operating budget and coordinated the administrative duties for this Bureau.  Worked closely with the Chief Financial Officer in streamlining and enhancing existing Departmental financial management, accounting, and human resources policies and procedures.  As the Chairperson for the Department’s Financial Management Steering and Information Systems Steering Committees, led the Department-wide effort on developing and implementing administrative and information technology improvements.  As the Chief Financial Officer’s liaison, facilitated workflow and business process improvements with the Department’s Bureaus, other City entities, and various public sector agencies.
 
Senior Management Analyst I, City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
Supervised professional and clerical staff involved in providing a variety of administrative support services to executive management including preparing the Department of Building and Safety’s $70 million budget and advising Department of Building and Safety’s management of budget conditions, status, and requirements.  Provided the technical and administrative oversight to projects specific to the building permit and inspection processes for the City of Los Angeles which included strengthening the Case Management Unit’s ability to handle high-profile projects, developing and enhancing the Q-Matic System (customer tracking and wait times), streamlining the Over-the-Counter and Appointment Plan Check processes, and making process improvements to the Plan Check and Inspection System. 

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