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Celine brings over fifteen years of experience in local, state and federal government. Her real-world background combines executive leadership at the highest levels of local government with legal and political expertise to successful outcomes for our clients. Celine adds invaluable input and guidance to our government affairs and Government Advocacy practices.
As the director of external affairs at Los Angeles World Airports (2011-2013), Celine had direct oversight of the community relations and air service development divisions. Before that Celine had several high-level roles in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s administration (2003–2011), most notably as deputy mayor for Legislative and Intergovernmental Relations, where she was also a member of the mayor’s executive team. In her role as deputy mayor, Celine was responsible for oversight of the mayor’s local, state and federal legislative agendas as well as city council relations.
Celine is a 2012 Marshall Memorial Fellow. She serves on many civic boards including Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles, Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art and the California State University Long Beach Leadership Resource Center.
She received a BA in political science from California State University Long Beach, where she was Associated Student Body vice president and a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.