Kelli Bernard

EVP & National Cities Leader, Los Angeles

AECOM

With more than 2,000 employees in the Los Angeles and Southern California area, Kelli Bernard is responsible for building on AECOM’s strategies to deliver its integrated services to meet the infrastructure and business needs of public and private sector clients.

Bernard 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, Bernard served as the deputy mayor of economic development for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, where she led the charge to raise the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles. Before her role as deputy mayor, she served as the director of economic development at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipality in the United States.

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