Author Archive | shasta bell

California Consulting Welcomes Harout Harry Semerdjian as our New Associate- Southern California

Harout HeadshotHarout Harry Semerdjian is California Consulting’s Associate- Southern California. Harout is responsible for working with clients and potential clients in the Southern California region.

Harout Harry Semerdjian is a public policy professional and foreign policy expert with experience in government and legislative affairs, and non-profit management, and academia.

Harout comes from the Office of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, where he served as a Legislative Deputy with a primary focus on public safety, innovation & technology, and human relations. His past positions include Program Analyst for SOS International LTD, a U.S. Department of Defense contract firm in Washington D.C., Executive Director of the KNOW Genocide coalition, a human rights-focused non-profit organization in Boston, MA, and Research Associate at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Harout is an active community member in Los Angeles. He has served as a Board Member of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council and currently serves on the Government Relations Committee of the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region. He is also in the process of helping develop a major community initiative at the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles, which is expected to launch in the middle of 2016.

Harout holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in modern History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has also been a PhD scholar at the University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College. Harout’s academic specialization includes global energy geopolitics, counter-terrorism and security studies, human rights, and regional affairs (Middle East and Eurasia). Harout has been widely published on political and historical issues in the Jerusalem Post, Asia Times, The Hill (US Congress), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and numerous other publications.

 

California Consulting Senior Associate for Orange County, Maryann Marino, attended the League of California Cities Orange County Division dinner on June 16, 2016. Here is a picture of Maryann with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi. California Consulting is honored to work with many public agencies throughout Orange County.

61616 Maryann LOCC OCCalifornia Consulting Senior Associate for Orange County, Maryann Marino, attended the League of California Cities Orange County Division dinner on June 16, 2016. Here is a picture of Maryann with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi. California Consulting is honored to work with many public agencies throughout Orange County.

California Consulting LLC is Pleased to Welcome The City of Huntington Park as our Newest Client.

City of Huntington ParkCalifornia Consulting LLC is pleased to welcome the City of Huntington Park as our newest client.

The City of Huntington Park is a residential and industrial suburb of Los Angeles. Located six miles south of Los Angeles, the city is within minutes of several major highways, including Interstates I-5, I-10, I-110, and I-710. Nearby towns include Clement Junction (to the north), Maywood (to the east), and South Gate (to the south).

Originally named La Park, Huntington Park did not get its present name until 1902, when developers A.L. Burbank and E.V. Baker enticed Henry Huntington to extend a line of his Pacific Electric Railway through their development. Incorporated as a city of only a little more than 500 residents in 1906, Huntington Park has since evolved into a major retail center for the Los Angeles County region. Its varied industries today include manufacturing of industrial equipment along with metal, glass and rubber products.

California Consulting is pleased to welcome the City as our newest client.

 

Imelda Padilla, Associate- Southern California

Imelda PadillaImelda Padilla is California Consulting’s Associate – Southern California. Imelda is responsible for working with clients and potential clients in the Southern California region. Imelda Padilla is a young professional who comes to the team with a strong understanding of public funding, public policy development and hands on intergovernmental relations.
In addition to her formal education, Political Science BA from UC Berkeley with a double minor in Chicano Studies and Philosophy, she has also been a part of other policy based programs like UCLA Community Scholars, and the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science research groups.
For many years she has been a community organizer to winning campaigns and successful events for the environment- (Clean Up-Green Up LA), youth justice- (Adelante Hombre Latino Youth Summit- San Fernando Valley), and income equity- (LA Raise the Wage).
Imelda is also a commissioner for the Los Angeles County Commission on Woman and Girls.
She is currently in grad school at the California University of Northridge where she is receiving her Master’s in public administration with an emphasis on leadership and nonprofit management.

California Consulting Senior Associate, Amiee Alden, Participated in a Panel at the US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce

61416 USPACC event AmieeCalifornia Consulting Senior Associate, Amiee Alden, participated in a panel at the USPACC Event on June 14. 2016. The event was held at Airbnb headquarters in San Francisco.  Amiee joined a panel of experts from banking, investing , and small businesses to talk about different ways to access capital. There were close to 100 people that attended USPACC meeting.

Pictured: All of the panelist and featured speakers, including State Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma (Front Center)

 

 

 

61416 USPACC event Clyde Wong and Amiee

 

Pictured: Amiee Alden with USPACC President Clyde Wong

 

 

California Consulting Associates Imelda Padilla and Dan Rodriguez attended the Telacu annual dinner held in downtown Los Angeles on June 10, 2016. The dinner was attended by more than 1,000 community leaders and elected officials. Imelda and Dan represented California Consulting at the event.

6-11-16 Imelda Telacu Event

California Consulting Associates Imelda Padilla and Dan Rodriguez attended the Telacu annual dinner held in downtown Los Angeles on June 10, 2016. The dinner was attended by more than 1,000 community leaders and elected officials. Imelda and Dan represented California Consulting at the event.

 

Pictured: Jaime Zamora, Government Relations at UCLA, Cynthia Ruiz of 3 Wise Latinas, and Imelda Padilla, California Consulting Associate