Vice President of Engagement and Alliances
Paul Hernandez is the Vice President of Engagement and Alliances at the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). Paul has worked in the highest levels of local government for the past fourteen years; throughout which, Paul built a reputation of fostering strong working relationships and has a proven track record of demonstrating his ability to resolve large-scale issues.
Paul served 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 Mayor Eric Garcetti. From November 2013 until March 2016, Paul 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 to, during, and following a crisis.
Paul earned his Master of Leadership from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Woodbury University.