The IEDA staff are highly respected experts in the fields of human resources and labor relations. Prior to their employment with IEDA, staff members have typically gained extensive labor relations experience working for private and/or public sector employers and/or employee organizations, and bring to their profession the proficiency, integrity, diplomacy and judgment that come with long experience.
The breadth and depth of experience of the IEDA staff are unique. Each staff member has his or her own repertoire of negotiating skills and personal style so that IEDA can select a negotiator specifically to achieve the best possible fit with an employer. Usually, more than one staff member is familiar with the personnel and operation of an individual employer, thereby increasing staff availability if a crisis arises. The confidence a manager gains by having this staff as a ready resource is a compelling reason to be represented by IEDA.
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; B.A., University of Southern California. Formerly Labor Relations Manager, Contra Costa County 2016-2020. Director of Human Resources, Bailey Orthodontics, Inc., 2012-2016. General Counsel, Central Escrow, Inc., 2011-2014. Director of Employee & Labor Relations, W.S. Group Corp., 2005-2011. Lead Trainer, Legal Training Solutions, 2005-2010. Associate Attorney, Styskal, Weise & Melchione, LLP, 2004-2005. Associate Attorney, Carpenter & Zuckerman, LLP, 2003-2004. Registered Investment Advisor, American Express Financial, 1998-2000. Joined IEDA in 2020.
B.S., University of Redlands; Formerly Sr. Human Resources Analyst City of Ontario, California 2010-2013. Labor Relations Representative, San Bernardino Public Employees Association 2006-2010. Business Agent, Assistant Business Manager, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer OPEIU Local 537 1999-2006. Joined IEDA in 2013.
A.A., Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, California. Formerly Assistant Public Employees Division Director & Senior Business Representative, Operating Engineers Union Local No. 3, AFL-CIO, Alameda, California, 2012-2017; Business Agent, Executive Board Member, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, District Council 57, Oakland, California, 2006-2012. Joined IEDA in 2017.
M.A., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Western Michigan University.
Joined IEDA in 1974.
Special Projects, Chairman of the Board
M.A. in Industrial Psychology, Western Michigan University; B.S. in Mathematics/Psychology, Hobart College. Employee Relations Manager, Consolidated Diesel Electric Company, Old Greenwich, Connecticut 1969-1972. Special assignments in industrial relations, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan 1968-1969. Joined IEDA in 1972.
Special Projects, Negotiator
B.A. California State University San Francisco. Field Representative, SEIU Local 616 1988-1997, Executive Director, SEIU Local 616 1997-2007, East Bay Regional Director, SEIU Local 1021, 2007-2014, Labor Relations Consultant, Alameda Health System, 2014-2019. Joined IEDA in 2021.