Location Information

  • Conference Location - Los Angeles Convention Center - Concourse, 411 Theatre
  • 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, 90015 US

Located in the cultural, business, and entertainment mecca of Downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is an integral economic component of the Southern California area, and remains an enduring symbol of environmental sustainability and social responsibility for our community.  The LACC attracts millions of visitors annually and is renowned internationally as a prime site for conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions.   

For the Los Angeles Convention Center, paid parking is available in the West Hall Parking Garage at W 12th St & L.A. Live Way, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Location Information

  • Reception Location - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - 1923 Club
  • 3911 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, 90037 US

Known as "The Greatest Stadium in the World", and a living memorial to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I, the Coliseum has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos. The legacy of events and individuals hosted in nine-plus-decades reads like no other. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Coliseum, but if you choose to drive, the Coliseum is easily accessible from the Los Angeles Convention Center Via Figueroa Street. Our reception will be held in the beautiful 1923 Club rooftop lounge, and it is recommended that you dress warmly for a cool early March evening. 

Learn more about the history of the LA Memorial Coliseum here. Parking is available at the visitor parking structure for $15 

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Conference Agenda


Fiona Ma, State Treasurer, State of California 

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Fiona Ma is California’s 34th State Treasurer. She was elected on November 6, 2018 with more votes (7,825,587) than any other candidate for treasurer in the state's history. She is the first woman of color and the first woman Certified Public Accountant (CPA) elected to the position. The State Treasurer’s Office was created in the California Constitution in 1849. It provides financing for schools, roads, housing, recycling and waste management, hospitals, public facilities, and other crucial infrastructure projects that better the lives of residents. California is the world’s fifth-largest economy and Treasurer Ma is the state’s primary banker. Her office processes more than $2 trillion in payments within a typical year. She provides transparency and oversight for the government’s investment portfolio and accounts, as well as for the state’s surplus funds. Treasurer Ma oversees an investment portfolio of more than $102 billion, approximately $20 billion of which are local government funds. She serves as agent for sale for all State bonds, and is trustee on over $100 billion of outstanding debt.

Amy Anderson, Chief Housing Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

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Amy Anderson serves as the Chief Housing Officer for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Prior to joining the Mayor's Office in November 2019, Amy led the work of PATH Ventures, the real estate development affiliate of PATH, a leading homeless services organization in California. She guided the transformation of the organization into an efficient and successful housing developer with ownership interest in over 1,300 operating and planned units at 20 sites in Los Angeles County, San Diego and San Jose. With over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of urban planning and real estate, Amy is a well-respected leader in the development of high-quality, affordable apartment communities. Over the course of her career, Amy has participated in the development of over 2,300 affordable homes worth in excess of $500 million. Amy has played an active role in advocating for the production of more affordable homes for California’s most vulnerable. In 2017, Speaker Anthony Rendon appointed Amy to serve on the newly created Homelessness Coordinating and Financing Council, whose role was expanded in 2018 to oversee award of the Homelessness Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP) funds. She recently served as Treasurer for the Board of Housing California, where she served since 2010. She previously served as President of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), where she was a Board member from 2004 - 2009. Prior to joining PATH Ventures, Amy worked with the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC), where she provided strategic and technical consulting services around affordable housing finance. She possesses a depth of experience with the full range of California housing finance programs and strong working relationships with major lenders and investors. For ten years prior to her work with CHPC, Amy worked with Abode Communities, most recently as Housing Director, where she managed the Housing Division and was responsible for the department’s budgets, staffing and training and oversaw all aspects of the organization’s real estate development activities. Within her own community of Santa Monica, Amy served as a Planning Commissioner from 2012 2019 and previously served as a Housing Commissioner. Amy has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA and a B.A. from Cornell University.

Meg Barclay, City Homelessness Coordinator, City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles

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Meg Barclay began her position as the City of Los Angeles Homeless Coordinator in October 2016. In this role, Meg serves as the primary point of contact responsible for assisting and coordinating with City Departments in their work to implement the City’s Comprehensive Homeless Strategy. Part of these responsibilities include coordinating implementation of the City's $1.2 billion Proposition HHH bond program and administering the Proposition HHH Facilities Program, which funds acquisition and capital improvements of shelters, clinics and other facilities that provide services to persons experiencing homelessness. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Barclay served as Chief Grants Administrator for the Economic and Workforce Development Department of the City of Los Angeles. Meg also worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2010-2015 where she oversaw the design and implementation of a new online GIS-based system used by more than 1,200 City and State grant recipients to meet Consolidated Planning requirements for $4 billion in federal entitlement grant funds.

Claire Bartels, Director of Finance and City Treasurer, City of Los Angeles Office of Finance

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Claire Bartels is the Director of Finance and City Treasurer for the City of Los Angeles’ Office of Finance. Appointed by Mayor Garcetti in 2016, Claire currently leads a team of over 300 employees engaged in tax & revenue collection, treasury services and the active management of $10B in fixed income securities. Throughout her career, Claire has been heralded for her commitment to customer service, to transparency and for being a catalyst for change. In her role as Director of Finance, Claire has been leading a variety of transformation initiatives intended to increase revenue for the City, streamline departmental operations, and improve customer service levels offered by the department. Claire came to the Office of Finance with seven years of executive-level experience in the City’s fiscal operations as Executive Officer and Chief Deputy Controller to the (elected) City Controller, bringing with her years of experience in the fiscal management of multi-million dollar budgets and the administration of complex city operations.

Natalie R. Brill, Chief of Debt Management, City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles

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Natalie Brill has served as the Chief of Debt Management in the Office of the City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles, since 2000. Ms. Brill manages a $5.2 billion debt portfolio, consisting of general obligation bonds, judgment obligation bonds, lease revenue obligations as well as special fund debt such as the City’s wastewater system revenue bonds, sanitation revenue bonds, and various assessment bonds. In 2011, Ms. Brill received the California Public Service Association “2011 Award in Excellence,” the National Women in Public Finance (WPF) “2011 She’s My Hero Award,” and was a finalist in the 2017 Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Summit Award. Ms. Brill is the Assistant Secretary and Treasurer for the City’s financing authority, Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA). She has served on the GFOA Debt Committee. She is the National Liaison of the WPF LA Chapter, is a member of the National Board of WPF, and the Treasurer of the Latinos in Public Finance. Ms. Brill has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Pomona College and a Master of Arts Degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago. Ms. Brill lives in the City of Los Angeles with her husband and has two grown children.

Erin M. Bromaghim, Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

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Erin Bromaghim serves as the Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development in the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. In this role, Erin is focused on realizing the City's plans to make Los Angeles more sustainable, inclusive, resilient, and innovative as we prepare to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028 and on the enduring legacy the Games will leave for all Angelenos. This legacy includes her work as the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Fellow, through which Erin uses the framework of the United Nation's Agenda 2030 to align, measure, and track the City’s progress toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Most recently she was a senior civilian with the U.S. Air Force, where she managed multiple complex defense, intelligence, and security reform efforts. Ms. Bromaghim entered federal civil service as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Navy, later working for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and NATO. She received her B.A. from Wake Forest University, an M.A. from Georgetown University, and studied at the University of Havana, Stanford University, and Harrison Metal. She and her husband live with their two children in Long Beach, California.

LaRae Cantley, Speak Up! Advocate, Corporation for Supportive Housing

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LaRae Cantley is a proud single mother, grandmother and survivor who has overcome significant challenges, including homelessness, domestic violence and childhood trauma on her journey to becoming the inspiring community leader she is today. LaRae graduated from the CSH Speak Up! Program in 2017 and delivered the closing remarks to the graduating class of 2018. She has advocated in Washington D.C. with her representative Maxine Waters and told her story at numerous community events, with medical students, elementary and middle school students and to over 350 attendees from across the country at the 2018 CSH Summit in Los Angeles. La Rae is a member of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Lived Experience Advisory Board and a member of the Core Steering Committee for the LA Domestic Violence and Homeless Services Coalition. She is an engaged parent to her four children and a grateful grandparent who takes pride in advocating for social justice for all.

Ben Ceja, Assistant City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles

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Ben Ceja is an Assistant City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles. In his role, Mr. Ceja advises City Administrative Officer Richard H. Llewellyn Jr. in his duties overseeing the City’s $10.7 billion budget, risk management, debt management and other major policy issues. The areas of focus under Mr. Ceja’s management portfolio include budget development and monitoring, information technology services and policy development, and debt management. Mr. Ceja has served in various capacities for the City of Los Angeles with a focus on budget development and fiscal stewardship including as Deputy Mayor of Budget and Finance under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Mr. Ceja’s 22 years of public sector experience also extend to the County of Los Angeles where he worked as senior analyst in the County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office. Mr. Ceja has a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Masters of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.

Lauren Faber O'Connor,Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

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Lauren Faber O’Connor is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Los Angeles. In her role she is driving the implementation of Mayor Garcetti’s newly released LA’s Green New Deal, a global model for local action to confront the climate crisis. L.A.’s Green New Deal is guided by four key principles: a commitment to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement; a promise to deliver environmental justice and equity; a plan to ensure every Angeleno has the ability to join the green economy; and a determination to lead by example within City government. Prior to joining the Garcetti Administration, Lauren served for four years as the West Coast Political Director for the Environmental Defense Fund in San Francisco. Additionally, Lauren serves on the Board of the California League of Conservation Voters and previously the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Advisory Board. She is a member of the Catto Fellowship for environmental leadership at the Aspen Institute and of the Truman National Security Project.

Michael Genhart, PhD

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Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California. He lives with his family in Marin County. He received his BA in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and his PhD in clinical and community psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of several picture books including: Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways (2016), Peanut Butter & Jellyous (2017), Mac & Geeeez! (2017), Cake & I Scream! (2017), So Many Smarts! (2017), I See You (2017), and Rainbow: A First Book of Pride (2019) all from Magination Press, as well as Love Is Love (Little Pickle Press/Sourcebooks, 2018).

Doug Guthrie, President & CEO, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

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As President and CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), Mr. Guthrie oversees one of the largest housing authorities in the country responsible for owning and managing nearly 10,000 assisted housing units and administering 59,000 Section 8 vouchers, including nearly 20,000 housing units for the homeless, with total annual revenues of $1.3 billion. Prior to this position he has held numerous positions in the affordable housing industry including the positions of General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), President of the National Equity Fund, COO of the Chicago Housing Authority, Deputy Housing Commissioner City of Chicago, and President of Kimball Hill Urban Centers.

John Harper, Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer, LA 2028

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John Harper is a business executive with a proven record of developing new strategies and managing complex projects from start to finish. In his current role, John oversees the 2028 Games delivery plan, and the Organizing Committee’s internal operations, including the development and execution of the committee’s short-term and long-term strategic planning. John joined the team in June 2014 as a founding member of the LA 2024 Bid Committee. Prior to LA 2028, John was a Senior Vice President of Consulting at Wasserman Media Group, where he developed and led the Insights and Analytics group, supported all corporate clients, and provided insights needs across divisions. Previously, John held leadership roles at The Boston Consulting Group (where he led strategic marketing and organizational efforts within the consumer packaged goods and media and entertainment sectors), and at Nike (where he led integrated brand strategy within basketball and running, retail development programs, and sports marketing initiatives in Canada). John received his undergraduate H.B.A. degree at the University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School, and his M.B.A. at Harvard Business School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Megan, and their three children Jake, Tyler, and Emerson.

David Hart, Chief Financial Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District

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Mr. Hart began serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District in January 2020. Before coming to the District, Mr. Hart served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Cherry Creek School District for approximately three years; the last 18 months of that stint Mr. Hart also served as Cherry Creek’s Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Cherry Creek, Mr. Hart was a Director at The PFM Group for nearly two years and a Senior Vice President in Public Finance at D.A. Davidson & Co. for approximately a year. Prior to that time, Mr. Hart served as the Chief Financial Officer for Denver Public Schools for four years and as Chief Financial Officer of the Douglas County School District for three years. He has also served as Manager of Revenue for the City and County of Denver, as Treasurer for the City and County of Denver and as Budget Director for the Douglas County School District. Mr. Hart attended the University of Colorado at Denver, where he received his Master of Public Administration: Policy Analysis and Evaluation.

Patricia Huber, Assistant City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles

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Patricia Huber is an Assistant City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles, Office of the City Administrative Officer (CAO). She currently manages the areas of Public Safety, Department of Water and Power, Public Works & Transportation, and the Physical Plant Capital Program. Mrs. Huber has worked for the City of Los Angeles for over 20 years, most of that time in the CAO. Prior to joining the CAO, she worked in the Bureau of Street Lighting and the Personnel Department. In addition, Mrs. Huber is the Chief Financial Officer for Los Angeles Development Fund (LADF).

Lynn Katano, Director of Housing Investment & Finance, Los Angeles County Development Authority

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Ms. Katano brings more than 40 years of public sector experience at city, county, and state levels, including with Caltrans, the cities of Baldwin Park, Costa Mesa, Glendale, and of course her time at the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). She initially started at the agency in 1990, with the Engineering Services Unit, before discovering her passion in and for affordable housing. Ms. Katano has worked on a number of key initiatives for the agency, including the development and enhancement of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), providing guidance on the development of special needs and affordable housing policies and funding, facilitating the development of County-owned sites, and most recently, the development and implementation of the new No Place Like Home (NPLH) program. Drawing on her broad spectrum of public sector experience in both public works and affordable housing, Lynn engages actively on behalf of the County in both policy and technical issues.

Keith Knox, Treasurer, Tax Collector and Public Administrator, County of Los Angeles

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Keith Knox was appointed to the position of Treasurer, Tax Collector and Public Administrator by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on December 17, 2019. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Deputy Treasurer, Tax Collector and Public Administrator. Mr. Knox is the ex-officio trustee of each of the two governing boards of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), the Board of Retirement and Board of Investments. He also serves as the ex-officio member on the County's three Deferred Compensation Plan Administrative Committees. Mr. Knox is an experienced County professional with more than 29 years of progressively responsible experience managing various areas of budget, contracts, human resources, and public information. Mr. Knox earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Doane Liu, Executive Director, Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development

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In March 2017, Doane Liu was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti as the Executive Director of the CTD, with the goal to further enhance and increase Los Angeles’ prominence and attraction as a world-class tourist and convention destination. Liu joined the CTD after serving as Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff at the Port of Los Angeles, where he was the second in command at the busiest container port in North America and head of the Port’s External Affairs Bureau. Before the Port, Liu was Deputy Mayor for the City of Los Angeles. He managed the Mayor's Office of City Services and helped the Mayor oversee 15 City Departments, including the Los Angeles Department Water and Power, Public Works, Transportation, Recreation and Parks, Public Library, and LA Zoo. He also established the Great Streets Studio and LA RiverWorks in the Mayor’s Office. A first-generation Korean-American, Liu also was a liaison in the Mayor’s Office to the Korean-American community in Los Angeles. Liu was previously Chief of Staff for Councilman Joe Buscaino and served as Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Deputy Mayor for Mayor James K. Hahn and District Director for Congresswoman Jane Harman. He was also Senior Vice President of Government Banking at JP Morgan Chase and Vice President in the Real Estate Industries Group at Security Pacific National Bank. Liu currently serves on the boards of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Fleet Week Foundation and Sister Cities of Los Angeles. He has previously served on the boards of the LA24 Olympic Bid Committee, LA County Business Federation, Harbor Interfaith Shelter, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Mary Star of the Sea High School, and Holy Trinity School. Liu graduated from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from University of Southern California. He and his wife have four adult children and have lived in San Pedro for nearly 30 years.

Richard H. Llewellyn, Jr., City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles

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Rich Llewellyn was confirmed as the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles in February 2018, after serving in the position in an interim capacity since February 2017. Rich reports directly to the Mayor and the City Council. As the CAO, his office has direct oversight over the City’s $10.7 billion budget, labor negotiations, debt management, and major policy issues as directed by the Mayor and/or City Council, including for the proprietary departments of Department of Water and Power, Airports, and Harbor. Prior to this position, Rich served as Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and as a member of Mayor Garcetti’s Executive Staff. Rich also worked in a variety of governmental and private sector settings, including positions with the Honors Program in the United States Department of Justice, as Chief of Staff to two different members of the Los Angeles City Council, as the Senior Deputy for Legal and Administrative Affairs to a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, as Chief Deputy City Attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and as Associate Counsel to a private business law firm in Los Angeles. In his private time, Rich has served on numerous boards of non-profit organizations. Rich received his undergraduate degree in Accounting, summa cum laude, at Duke University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, at Harvard Law School. Rich passed the Uniform CPA examination and is a member of the bar of the State of California and the District of Columbia (inactive).

Donna Mills, Treasurer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)

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Donna R. Mills has over 30 years’ experience in municipal and corporate finance. As Treasurer of LACMTA her responsibilities include investment management for Metro’s working capital and pension assets, debt issuance and administration. Since Donna assumed responsibility for the debt group Metro has completed bond offerings and secured TIFIA loans totaling $4.6 billion in par. Donna joined LACMTA in December 1995 as Investment Manager, was appointed Assistant Treasurer in 2001, and Treasurer in 2013. Donna began her post-graduate career as a financial analyst in the Treasury department of Pacific Lighting and held various finance positions with the holding company and its subsidiary Southern California Gas Company. Ms. Mills received her B. A. degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lisa Mowery, Chief Financial Officer, Wastewater System, City of Los Angeles

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Lisa Mowery is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Los Angeles Sanitation, which is responsible for providing solid resources, stormwater and wastewater services to over 4 million people. Lisa previously worked as a project manager and environmental compliance specialist during her 28 years with the City of Los Angeles. During the past 18 years, she has been involved in the issuance of more than $5 billion in bonds for the City's Wastewater Program. She has a BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and is a Registered Civil Engineer in California.

Soheila Sajadian, Director of Debt and Treasury, Port of Los Angeles

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As Director of Debt and Treasury Management for the Port of Los Angeles, the number one container port in the nation with AA and Aa2 credit rating, Soheila’s responsibilities include issuing and servicing of bonded debt, administration of commercial paper program and revolving line of credit, custodianship of security instruments held as deposit, managing the city services bill, short-term cash flow forecasting, managing the Department’s cash resources and various reserve funds including investment portfolios of restricted funds. Soheila was appointed to lead Debt & Treasury Management Division in December 2006. Prior to that, she served as a financial manager for the Port’s Treasury Management Division. In her current capacity she has managed debt issuance of over $2 billion for the Department, resulting in annual savings in debt service through refunding and redemption of debt. Prior to joining the Port in 2003, Soheila held several key financial positions at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and private-industry corporations. Ms. Sajadian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Long Island University, and Masters in Business Administration with concentration in finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Ann M. Santilli, Chief Financial Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

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Ms. Santilli was named Chief Financial Officer of the Department on May 10, 2019. Ms. Santilli most recently served as Interim Chief Financial Officer in March 2018, and as Assistant Chief Financial Officer and Controller of the Department from 2012 through February 2018 and previously held the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Department from October 2010 through January 2012. Prior to serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Santilli served as Chief Accounting Employee and Assistant Chief Financial Officer and Controller of the Department. She assumed the post as Controller in March 2008, as Assistant Chief Financial Officer in April 2008 and as Chief Accounting Employee in July 2010. Prior to being appointed as the Controller, Ms. Santilli was the Manager of Financial Reporting since 2003. Ms. Santilli has over 31 years of accounting and auditing experience. Ms. Santilli holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University at Northridge and is a certified public accountant in the State and a certified internal auditor.>

Michael Samulon, Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainability, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

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Michael Samulon manages transportation electrification efforts in the Sustainability Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. His focus is on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution through electrification. He has overseen the deployment of over 900 electric vehicles in the City fleet, charging infrastructure for employees, fleets and the public, and runs the City's monthly EV Task Force. Michael is working on long term infrastructure planning with LADWP, LA Metro, LADOT and the Port of Los Angeles in anticipation of fully electrified public transportation and goods movement sectors.

Leepi Shimkhada, Director of Housing and Services, Housing for Health, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

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Over the last 20 years Leepi has had various roles in the homeless services community. She worked as a community organizer for several years before doing case management in the San Gabriel Valley and in Skid Row. Her work has impacted systems change, she has co-authored public policy, and has extensive experience in funding and creating permanent affordable housing with supportive services. Her work around providing technical assistance to the homeless services community to use housing subsidies and create supportive service programs has helped launch other permanent supportive housing programs in other jurisdictions. Prior to the creation of the Housing for Health program, Leepi oversaw the program development and implementation for the Benefits Entitlement Services Team (BEST) which provided SSI/SSDI benefits advocacy to medically complex and vulnerable populations experiencing homelessness. Leepi is currently the Director of Housing and Services for Housing for Health (HFH) at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). This program was established to provide housing and services to the most medically complex homeless individuals in the County healthcare system. HFH works with non-profit agencies by funding them to provide intensive case management services (ICMS). HFH has further expanded to provide subsidies to housing developers to house this population with ICMS onsite. HFH creates stability for clients by using permanent supportive housing throughout Los Angeles County.

Sean Spear, Assistant General Manager for Housing Development, Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department

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Sean has served as a local and state government leader in successive community development roles in the cities of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and in Sacramento for the State of California. At the Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), Sean is responsible for leading its housing production efforts and directing the operations of its Housing Development Bureau. Prior to joining HCIDLA, Sean was a Managing Director with Hunt Mortgage Group where he consulted on the acquisition, development, financing and execution of affordable housing development transactions, and originated new debt and equity executions throughout the western United States. He also most notably served as the Executive Director of the California Debt Allocation Committee (CDLAC) from 2009-2015, administering the $3.8 Billion private activity bond program for California. Sean holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s in regional planning from Cornell University.

Tatiana Starostina, Chief Financial Officer, Los Angeles World Airports

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Ms. Starostina brings more than 16 years of experience in the aviation industry to LAWA. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Director of Aviation Business and Strategy at the Port of Oakland, leading the departments of Aviation Properties, Ground Transportation, Parking, Marketing and Air Service Development, and oversaw the Terminal Food & Beverage and Retail Concessions redevelopment program. She previously served as the Port of Oakland’s Manager of Financial Planning and helped maintain Oakland International Airport’s strong financial footing and modernize the airport’s ratemaking methodology. Prior to her positions at the Port of Oakland, Ms. Starostina worked at the Port of Portland as the Senior Manager for Financial Analysis and Projects. As United Airlines’ Regional Manager for Airport Affairs, Corporate Real Estate, she was charged with managing United’s airport affairs and a portfolio of large and medium hub airports. She negotiated airport-airline agreements in stations which were undergoing substantial terminal development programs that required significant changes in airline operations and business arrangements, including new rate making methodologies, and served on Airline-Airport Affairs Committees, overseeing capital improvement programs. Ms. Starostina serves as the Chair of the Airport Airline Business Working Group of the Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) Finance Committee, where she organized several conference panels and directed the analysis of the declining trends in Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) collections in support of the industry efforts to advocate for the modernization of the PFC legislation. She was named the Medium Airport Finance Professional of the Year by ACI-NA in 2019. Starostina holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in analytical finance, strategy, accounting and decision science.

Site Tours


We are excited to offer four site tours, which showcase various operational facilities in Los Angeles. We hope to be able to provide the tour you choose but on some, spaces are limited. Please choose one site tour from the following options:


The City of Los Angeles invites you to tour a Permanent Supportive Housing project funded with the City’s General Obligation Bonds Proposition HHH. During the tour, guests will have the opportunity to see the completed facilities, which feature several units of permanent supportive housing along with facilities with expanded services. Guests will also tour another permanent supportive housing project built through the Housing and Community Investment Department of the City.


The Metro Regional Connector Project, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2022, will extend from the Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles, allowing passengers to transfer to the Blue, Expo, Red and Purple Lines, bypassing Union Station. The Project tour will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. Safety gear, including vests, hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, and safety boots, if needed, will be provided but attendees must wear proper attire, including pants, slacks or jeans (shorts, skirts, dresses, or sleeveless shirts are prohibited). Visitors are also requested to wear sturdy leather work shoes or safety toed boots (sneakers, lightweight hiking footwear, or casual footwear is prohibited). Boots may be borrowed but please bring your own socks. All visitors will be required to sign a “Hold Harmless Waiver.”


Join us for a tour of one of the world’s most technologically advanced water reclamation systems at the Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant (TIWRP) in Wilmington. The City recently completed construction of an expansion of the AWPF to meet user demand for high purity water and comply with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. This project increased the production of highly purified recycled water, which is very similar or better than fresh water, by 6.5 mgd for a total of 11.5 mgd that can be provided to the Dominguez Gap Barrier (DGB). The injection of water from the AWPF into the DGB prevents the intrusion of sea water into drinking aquifers, preserving the freshwater. Green Bond proceeds were used to fund the recent upgrades to this facility.


The City of Los Angeles is transitioning towards a 100 percent clean energy supply while maintaining a reliable and cost effective electric service for customers. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is leading that effort with 32% of LADWP’s power coming from renewable energy in 2018. Take a journey with the nation’s largest municipal utility to tour Beacon Solar and Pine Tree Wind Farm. Located in the Mojave Desert, this one-day tour will stop at Beacon Solar and travel into the Tehachapi Mountains to visit the Pine Tree Wind Farm. Beacon Solar produces 11% of LADWP’s renewable energy while Pine Tree Wind Farm produces 10%.

The tour includes round-trip transportation from the Courtyard by Marriott LA Live Hotel, lunch and snacks. The tour departs from the hotel at 8:00 am and returns at 4:30 pm. Light and warm clothing are recommended as well as sunscreen, hats, and comfortable shoes.

Please use the link included in your registration confirmation to RSVP for this tour


We are excited to partner with the Courtyard and Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. Live to provide accommodations for the Los Angeles Regional Investors Conference!

Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. LIVE for $259 USD per night

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Book your group rate for the Los Angeles Regional Investors Conference

or call the Marriott reservation line at (800) 321-2211. The last day to book at our discounted rate will be: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Debt Calendars & Debt Portfolios


In an effort to “go green,” presentation materials have been made available electronically. Printed materials will not be made available during the conference. Presentation materials are available at http://cao.lacity.org/debt/investors.htm.

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