Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tue Dec 01, 2009


David Fleming and Ron Gastelum speaking on water issues, the recently passed legislation and the $11 billion water bond on the November 2010 ballot.

David W. Fleming, Founding Chair
David W. Fleming, an attorney with Latham & Watkins, is the current chair of the Los Angeles County Business Federation, a consortium of chambers of commerce and trade groups representing over 80,000 businesses in the County. He also serves on the MTA board of directors and he chairs Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Project Grad LA and the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. He is a past chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and the Los Angeles City Fire Commission. He serves on the boards of the Reason Foundation, the James Madison Foundation and the LA County Children's Planning Council. He was the vice chair of the California Transportation Commission and a member of the LA City Ethics Commission and the LAPD Foundation. He, along with former Mayor Richard Riordan, co-chaired the successful LA City Charter reform movement in the late 1990's

Ron Gastelum
Mr. Gastelum is the retired Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the nation's largest water wholesaler. In addition, Mr. Gastelum is an attorney with 25 years experience in both public sector and in private practice focusing on corporate and environmental matters. His environmental practice has emphasized public water supply and waste management. Today, Mr. Gastelum develops new business ventures in the environmental field and serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Children's Museum, and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Mr. Gastelum holds an undergraduate degree from Whittier College and law degree from UCLA.

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