Paul C. Hernandez

Vice President of Engagement and Alliances

In his role with the Los Angeles Homeland Security Advisory Council, Paul C. Hernandez serves as the Vice President of Engagement and Alliances. Paul has worked in the highest levels of local government for the past 14 years. Over the years, he has built a reputation of fostering strong working relationships and has a proven track record of demonstrating his ability to resolve large-scale issues.

Paul has held positions such as the Special Project Coordinator for the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, Economic Development Deputy for Los Angeles Council District 14 and Associate Director of Homeland Security and Public Safety for former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and current Mayor Eric Garcetti. From November 2013 until March 2016, he served as Principal Project Coordinator with the Emergency Management Department for the City of Los Angeles. Most recently, Paul was the Project Officer for the City’s American with Disability Act Emergency Planning mitigation project. This multi-year project was developed to ensure the City’s emergency preparedness programs are inclusive for all residents prior, during and after a crisis.

Paul earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Woodbury University and his Master of Leadership Degree from the University of Southern California.