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Speaker's Biography

Kelli Bernard

Chief Executive, Los Angeles Metro+, AECOM


Kelli Bernard is chief executive for the Los Angeles Metro+ region of AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm headquartered in Los Angeles. Kelli is responsible for building on AECOM's strategies to deliver integrated services to meet the infrastructure and business needs of public and private sector clients across the Los Angeles metro region. Kelli has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, land use planning, housing, redevelopment and public affairs. She also has in-depth knowledge of public/private partnerships, public finance and infrastructure investment. Prior to joining AECOM, Kelli served as the deputy mayor of economic development for Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. As the city's top economic advisor, Kelli championed business growth, economic development and job creation in Los Angeles. Kelli is a commissioner for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and serves on the boards for the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce and Town Hall Los Angeles.


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