Mark Lomeli

(818) 602-9596 | mark.lomeli@yahoo.com

Mark Lomeli - Government Affairs/Public Policy Leader

Mark LomeliExperienced and creative public/government affairs specialist who skillfully coordinates legislative efforts working with local, state, and federal government officials and the media. Develop and execute legislative goals utilizing superb public speaking, coalition building and a highly analytical mindset.

  • Seeking to transition into a private sector role with a large company where working with public policy, advocacy, project leadership, legislative writing and effective "branding" strategies are valued. Generate policy proposals and work with government agencies and stakeholders as a key liaison for businesses, government agencies and community groups.

  • Skilled coalition builder and organizer, providing advice to legislative members and council members on local community issues and authoring comprehensive briefs/memos that document current issues and deep pocket projects with a focus on accountability and cost containment. Manage public relations/messaging and communicate with various media outlets.

Core Strengths

Skilled Brand Strategist | Political Advisor | Conflict Resolution | State / City / Community Collaborator | Foster State and Municipal Relations | Coalition Builder | Campaign Management

Professional Experience

Mark Lomeli's steady hand and voice of reason has been a valuable asset to me and California. He cares about working class values, he demands excellence and above all else, has served others before himself. I'm confident he will be able to transition to any role successfully executing goals and objectives without delay.

– Assemblymember Adam Gray, Assembly District 21

2018 – Present: Marathon Petroleum Corporation, California

Manager, Government and Public Affairs

Government and Public Affairs lead for California representing the largest refiner in the United States supporting refining, marketing, and logistics assets through advocacy, communication and strong political insight;

  • Value Creation for 2019: $150MM Business Cost Savings.
  • Community Investment for 2019: Developed and Managed $4.5MM community investment budget through strategic community partnerships.
  • Provide support in the development and implementation of strategies for achieving local public policy goals and acts as liaison between local operational facilities and leadership team relative to local public policy issues.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of consistent approach to strategic priorities for community relations, outreach, and philanthropic/charitable programs, and voluntary employee community involvement.
  • Coordinate and ensure active participation in business trade organizations and civic groups that enhance public policy interests of company at the local level.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local elected officials, community leaders and other key stakeholders in the area.
  • Advise leadership of local governmental and community relations issues and coordinate with department lead to develop programs to maintain favorable perception of organization's accomplishments and agenda.
  • Provide support as needed by management regarding broader state government affairs responsibilities, including engagement with state and local elected officials on a variety of policy issues.

2014 to 2018: Office of Assemblymember Gipson, Assembly District 64

Chief of Staff and Political Director

Leverage effective political movement solving skills and persuasive communication as the member's Chief of Staff and Political Director to elected officials, advocacy groups, business groups and community stakeholders; Managed all legislative issues including district initiatives to fulfill the member's legislative and political initiatives;

  • Managed, developed and executed all internal structures and processes including policy and political analysis, outreach, strategic messaging and legislative package development.
  • Provided and disseminated daily political and strategic council to the member and staff for all floor and committee votes.
  • Developed and managed analysis for floor and committee votes including meetings with stakeholders, analysis of support and opposition letters and coordination with relevant committee staff.
  • Subject matter backgrounds include: Business and Professions, Governmental Organization, Insurance, Revenue and Taxation and Transportation;

2013-2014 LAUSD Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Los Angeles, CA

Administrative Analyst

Advised the LAUSD OEHS Executive Director on a variety of district-wide issues and assist in developing policy to Executive Management including development of reports, data analysis, and project execution;

  • Conferred with Executive Management team within Chief Operating Officers' office to ensure successful functioning of newly implemented systems or procedures.
  • Implemented records management program for filing, protection, and retrieval of records, and assure compliance with programs.
  • Reviewed forms and reports and conferred with Executive Director and users about format, distribution, and purpose, and to identify problems and improvements.
  • Interviewed personnel and conducted on-site observation to ascertain unit functions, work performed, and methods, equipment, and personnel used.
  • Documented findings of study and prepared recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes;
  • Planned study of work problems and procedures, such as organizational change, communications, information flow, integrated production methods, inventory control, or cost analysis;

2010-2013: Office Of LAUSD School Boardmember Nury Martinez, Los Angeles, CA

Director of Community Affairs

Advised the Board Member on a variety of district issues and assists in developing policy in prioritized areas of concern to BOE Member including new school construction and modernization, innovative school governance, school site autonomies and improving school staff support and effectiveness;

  • Provided written briefings, reports, and talking points regarding local events and issues for BOE Member including: Traffic and Pedestrian Safety, Environmental Assessment and Compliance.
  • Investigated concerns and resolved problems brought to the BOE Member's attention including: Academic Instruction and Health and Safety Concerns.
  • Responded to school site emergencies including lockdowns to help facilitate student safety and evacuation.
  • Provided support and facilitate traffic and pedestrian safety projects, evacuation and school safety plans.
  • Participated in the opening of approximately 10 new schools and construction projects and provide advocacy and remediation support for a broad range of health and safety issues.
  • Recommended instructional programs, operational systems and the impacts of State and LAUSD policies and budgetary decisions on student achievement to BOE Member.
  • As part of the BOE Member's leadership team, represented the Board Member in meetings with administrators, union and business leaders, representatives of other public offices and agencies, parents, students and the public.

2009-2010: Office Of LAUSD School Boardmember Nury Martinez, Los Angeles, CA

Senior Field Deputy

Developed and executed outreach strategies across a diverse spectrum of public education stakeholders in District 6;

  • Established and nurtured collaborative relationships with parent organizations, student groups, teachers and administrators as well as with community leaders, elected officials and community organizations.
  • Developed knowledge and understanding of LAUSD policies, procedures, personnel practices and current affairs impacting LAUSD and public education.
  • Represented and spoke on behalf of BOE Member at school and community events, meetings and functions;
  • Communicated, documented and helped resolve constituent concerns and complaints with BOE Member's leadership staff.
  • Supported school site success by initiating and planning district projects, events and functions that provided information and services to constituents.

2007-2008: University of California Los Angeles School of Law, Westwood, CA

Human Resource Representative

Coordinated employee Health and Safety programs, including the following: Communicate Effectively about Workplace Health and Safety Compliance, Introduction to Ergonomics, Workers Compensation Reporting, Identifying Hazards in the Workplace, Controlling Hazards in the Workplace, Health and Safety Rights and Responsibilities;

  • Developed and implemented Workplace Emergency Preparedness Evacuation plan, including the following: A preferred method for reporting fires and other emergencies, an evacuation policy and procedure, emergency escape procedures and route assignments such as: floor, plans, workplace maps, and safe or refuge areas.
  • Supervised one career employee (HR Coordinator) and 2 student workers.
  • Provided monthly reports and analysis to the CFAO, Controller and Director of HR.
  • Served as department benefits representative communicating benefits policies.
  • Evaluated departmental organization charts and job descriptions for possible consolidation or expansion of existing programs and departmental operations.
  • Executed all employee and labor relations matters to protect the Law School of liability matters related to potential and ongoing grievance procedures.
  • Oversaw staff employee benefits program, including new hire period of initial eligibility open enrollment, leaves of absence, including Family Medical Leave Act and Disability Leave;

Honorable Discharge: United States Air Force, Active Duty Security Forces, United States Air Force Police Officer Emergency Management and Response

Provided written plans including policies, procedures, and detailed instructions to implement Security Forces programs. Drafted and implemented plans to be used by members of military unit to react to attacks, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and any other calamities that may occur.

  • Performed training exercises and disaster simulations designed to test unit's ability to respond. Ensured staff was properly trained and in compliance of military safety programs.
  • Operated communications equipment, vehicles, intrusion detection equipment, crew-served weapons, and other special purpose equipment. Applied self-aid buddy care, lifesaving procedures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as first responder to accident and disaster scenes.
  • Utilized intrusion detection equipment to notify security administrators of important observed events and produce reports by changing the security environment reconfiguring or changing attack's content to protect equipment and personal.
  • Regularly operated pace and laser speed measuring equipment to calculate speed when issuing traffic tickets or investigating motor vehicle accidents.
  • Regularly maintained and operated drug and alcohol breath test devices when conducting field sobriety tests for suspected drivers under the influence.
  • Secured crime and incident scenes for investigations. Collected, seized, and preserved evidence. Conducted interviews of witnesses and suspects. Obtained statements and testified in official judicial proceedings. Responded to disaster and relief operations.
  • Provided support, guidance, and assistance to senior command staff with the application of information, personnel, and industrial security programs. Supervises and trains Security Forces augmentees and incoming Security Forces airmen. Inspected and evaluated effectiveness of Security Forces personnel and activities.
  • Provided armed response and controls entry. Detected and reported presence of unauthorized personnel and activities. Implemented security reporting and alerting system. Enforced standards of conduct, discipline, and adherence to laws and directives.

Campaign Experience

Present - 2014: Mike A. Gipson for Assembly 2016

Campaign Manager

Managed the operations of fundraising the campaign. Directed, encouraged and maximized community participation and contributions. Executed the supervision of all campaign organizations, pledge activity and donations, volunteer participation and supervision, formulating strategies and tactics and reporting activity to the candidate. Developed and managed all committee meetings and provide administrative support to the field director to assure all operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Present - 2012: Raul Bocanegra for Assembly 2016

Campaign Manager

Managed the operations of fundraising the campaign. Directed, encouraged and maximized community participation and contributions. Executed the supervision of all campaign organizations, pledge activity and donations, volunteer participation and supervision, formulating strategies and tactics and reporting activity to the candidate. Developed and managed all committee meetings and provide administrative support to the field director to assure all operations run smoothly and efficiently.

2014: Keep California Strong, Independent Expenditure

Latino voter initiative - Campaign Manager (candidates listed below)

Managed the operations of fundraising the campaign. Directed, encouraged and maximized community participation and contributions. Executed the supervision of all campaign organizations, pledge activity and donations, volunteer participation and supervision, formulating strategies and tactics and reporting activity to the candidate. Developed and managed all committee meetings and provide administrative support to the field director to assure all operations run smoothly and efficiently.

  • 2014: Special Election, Isadore Hall for Senate 2014
  • 2014: Mike A. Gipson for Assembly 2014
  • 2014: Jacqui Irwin for Assembly 2014
  • 2014: Autum Burke for Assembly 2014, Primary
  • 2014: Alex Padilla for Secretary of State, California State Delegate Endorsement
  • 2014: Raul Bocanegra for Assembly 2014