California Consulting CEO, Steve Samuelian, was honored to be a Co-Chair of the reception honoring a good friend California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Special guest in attendance were Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr., and community leaders Steve Samuelian, Maria Mehranian, Harout Semerdjian and Rafael Bernardino. Steve is pictured here with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Anthony Duarte, San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce CEO.
California Consulting Associate, Derek Rojas, attended the Carson Snow Day event on November 30, 2017. During the presentation Council Member Hilton recognized California Consulting for the snow. Pictured is the Carson Snow Day Children’s Performance.
California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian introduced State Controller Betty Yee at a reception at the California School Board Association conference in San Diego.
State Controller Betty Yee was the special guest speaker at a reception hosted by California Consulting and several other industry-leading companies. The reception was attended by many school board members and superintendents.
California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian and Statewide Senior Director Holly Bachman with CALSA Regional Director, Dr. McNeil. California Consulting Director of Operations Dan Rodriguez along with Steve and Holly attended the CALSA and California Latino School Board Members Association reception held at the CSBA annual conference in San Diego.
California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian was asked to be a presenter at the California School Board Association annual conference in San Diego. The topic was “How to locate grant funds for your school district.” Steve presented to several school board members and superintendents.
California Consulting is pleased to welcome Julie St. Jean as our newest Project Manager. She has worked in the housing and community development field for more than 20 years and has written HUD, CDFI and local funding applications for clients across the country.
In addition to writing grant applications, Julie also has served as a grant reviewer for CDFI FA, TA, NACA and NMTC programs; US Department of Health and Human Services; US Department of Labor; Econometrica; NeighborWorks America; Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Community Services (OCS); and the Community Services Block Grant Program. She has also overseen the application design and scoring process for national housing counseling programs and conducted grantmaking with NeighborWorks America. As a reviewer and administrator for several programs, Julie is knowledgeable of scoring processes, program priorities and back-end analyses related to how funders determine grantee pools. She also helps clients measure impacts and determine strategic and growth goals to strengthen their applications.
Julie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University, and a Master’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Quantitative Methods from the University of California at Riverside. She has held Public Policy and Public Relations positions with the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, Fannie Mae, NeighborWorks America and local elected officials.
California Consulting welcomes Derek Rojas as our newest Associate. Derek has been in the solid waste industry for over 27 years, the majority of that time spent with Valley Vista Services, serving in various capacities. He began as their sales and Marketing Manager, with his role evolving to focus on business development and public relations. Derek enjoys the process of promoting and growing a business through positive representation at various trade shows and government organizations.
He enjoys the responsibility of maintaining, improving, and creating new business relationships with school districts, city, county, state, and federal officials.
He has served on several Chamber boards and philanthropic committees and currently volunteers his time with Meals on Wheels and local service clubs in the San Gabriel Valley.
Derek and his wife live in Corona and have one daughter who is away at college.