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VENTURA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, Ventura, CA
Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, 10/13 – present

Head of human resources division, including employment services, employee and labor relations, diversity, collective bargaining, and the Personnel Commission.

 

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, Los Angeles, CA
Interim Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources Division, 7/10 – 10/13

Nation’s largest community college district.  Head of Human Resources Division, reporting to the Deputy Chancellor.  Direct the activities of the district-wide human resources function, including personnel operations, audit, and employer/employee relations.  Coordinate negotiations and maintain relations with six employee unions.  Provide expertise and leadership in improving service levels to colleges, improving and developing appropriate support technology, employee relations policy and practice for administration of nine colleges, from presidents to supervisors.  Review, approve, and present for Trustee approval all employee discipline.  Represent district in all employment arbitrations, and administrative and disciplinary actions; oversight of outside counsel.  Develop and market programs, practices, and training to improve management skills, enhance employee satisfaction and skills, develop cohesive workgroups, etc.  District comprised of nine colleges, up to 10,000 employees, 130,000+ students.

  

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, Los Angeles, CA
Associate Vice Chancellor, Employer-Employee Relations, 10/04 – 7/10

Nation’s largest community college district.  Head of district-wide Employer-Employee Relations division within Human Resources.  With head of HR, negotiate and maintain relations with six employee unions.  Provide expertise and leadership in employee relations policy and practice for administration of nine colleges, from presidents to supervisors.  Review, approve, and present for Trustee approval all employee discipline.  Represent district in all employment arbitrations, and administrative and disciplinary actions; oversight of outside counsel.  Develop and market programs, practices, and training to improve management skills, enhance employee satisfaction and skills, develop cohesive workgroups, etc.  District comprised of nine colleges, up to 10,000 employees, 130,000+ students.

 

CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, SEIU Local 1000, Los Angeles, CA
Staff Attorney, 5/02 – 10/04

California’s largest state employee union: provide members legal representation in various administrative, arbitral, and judicial forums and proceedings relating to employer/employee relations, including Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), State Personnel Board (SPB), Department of Personnel Administration (DPA), Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), L.A. Superior Court.  Provide legal guidance and consultation to labor representatives regarding case management, strategy, etc.  Review legislation, develop and deliver opinions and training.

  

Law Office of Joseph M. Lovretovich, Woodland Hills, CA & Misciagna & Colombatto, San Francisco, CA
Associate Attorney, 4/01 – 5/02

(affiliated firms) Litigation practice including wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and general civil litigation.  Draft memos and motions, perform research, conduct discovery, extensive client contact, take and defend depositions, make appearances.  Handle asbestos defense (depositions and appearances in Southern California) for SF firm.

 

VARIOUS SHORT-TERM DURING & FOLLOWING LAW SCHOOL

NEXELL THERAPEUTICS, INC., Irvine, California 92618,
HR Consultant, 12/00 – 3/01

Acting director of HR.  Included employee relations counseling, organizational development, policy interpretation, compensation studies and design, process analysis and improvement.

LAW OFFICE OF J. THOMAS LOGAN, Pasadena, California 91101,
Law Clerk, 10/00 – 12/00

Federal criminal defense practice.  Bail motions, misc. ex parte applications, research.

HR ONLY, Los Angeles, California,
Consultant, 6/98 – 8/98

In-house consulting for specialty employment agency: Internet marketing, recruiting process improvement, staffing issues, and advertising copy.

 

BAXTER HEALTHCARE, Biotech Group, Glendale, California
Group Manager, Compensation, Benefits & HR Systems, 10/87 – 5/97

Directly and through subordinate staff, responsible for human resources (hr) U.S. policy development and interpretation; compensation design, communication and execution; organizational planning and development; benefits administration.  Global strategic direction and implementation of human resources-related information systems (HRIS).  Develop and execute recruiting strategies to obtain world-class bioscientists, negotiate and structure offers.  Management consultation, employee counseling, performance management, employee relations.  Design and deliver seminars, publications and workshops including conflict resolution, sexual harassment, pre-retirement planning, compensation, performance assessment, job description development, selection interviewing and more.  (5000+ employee headcount worldwide, annual revenues $800+ million, multiple domestic and international GMP and GLP locations within a corporate environment of 60,000+ employees worldwide.)

 

ALL SYSTEMS GO!, Los Angeles, California
Owner/Consultant,  4/85 – 10/87

Business and individual consultation and training in all facets of office automation hardware and software.  Clients included Orion Pictures, Warner Studios, Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services, Pasadena Social Services, California Real Estate Association, Baxter Healthcare.

 

THOR SERVICES, Los Angeles, California
Microcomputer/Word Processing Technical Specialist, 2/85 – 10/87

Consultant and Trainer, office automation, network configuration/installation, applications development, etc.

 

MERCANTILE NATIONAL BANK, Century City, California
Office Services Manager, 4/83 – 1/85

New independent bank.  Pre-opening: establish department structure, hire staff, develop policies and procedures.  Post opening: manage department including telecommunications, word processing, purchasing, supply, mail, microcomputer acquisition and applications development, facility management, and security.

 

ALL SYSTEMS GO!, Los Angeles, California
Owner/Consultant, 7/81 – 3/83

Data management, training, design. Clients included American Property Advisors, Coldwell Banker, Dart-Kraft Industries, Mercantile National Bank, National Medical Enterprises and Orion Pictures.

EDUCATION:

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL, Los Angeles, California
Juris Doctor (JD), May, 2000,
Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution, Mediation Externship, 1999-2000

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), 1992, magna cum laude

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Sacramento, California
Theater Arts

Member, American Inns of Court, Pepperdine/Strauss Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

 

 

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