Meet the Personnel Commissioners
David H. Iwata, Chair
Member since December 6, 2001
Mr. Iwata has vast experience in serving on various commissions and councils in both the public and private sectors including the City Treasurer’s Office Linked Banking Program Community Oversight Board, various boards and councils for California State University, Northridge, the Board of Directors for the Asian Business Association, the Business Advisory Commission for the Speaker of the California State Assembly, the Board of Directors for the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, the Board of Directors for the U.S. – Mexico Chamber of Commerce and the LAUSD Focus on Student Achievement Council. Mr. Iwata is presently affiliated with LD2 Marketing Group, Dunn and Associates, the Economic Alliance of San Fernando Valley, and the San Fernando Valley Conference and Visitors Bureau in a consulting capacity. Prior to this, Mr. Iwata had a twenty-year career with Marriott International in sales and marketing. Mr. Iwata has brought new skills and perspective to the Commission.
Henry Jones, Vice Chair
Member since August 24, 2007
Mr. Henry Jones has served for eight years as Business Development Executive for IBM Business Consulting Services and Principal Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in directing, managing and providing consultant services for the National K-12 Education practice. For more than 27 years, Mr. Jones has cultivated financial and business management skills, specializing in education finance, personnel and cash flow management, investment funds, bond sales and purchasing, portfolio management, and pension fund counseling. He has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to the second largest school district in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), following his tenures as Budget Director and Deputy Budget Director. Mr. Jones' vast experience in public sector finance has allowed him to attain such positions as the Treasurer for the National Council of Institutional Investors (over $1 Trillion invested), the Chief Executive Officer of the Annuity Reserve Fund Board, and a board member of the Los Angeles Schools Federal Credit Union.
Member since February 12, 2009
Ms. Young-Havens is currently the Senior Human Resources Manager of the Countywide Examination Administration Division for the County of Los Angeles. In this capacity Ms. Young-Havens is responsible for conducting high-quality recruitment campaigns, constructing valid and reliable testing methods based on job-related criteria, and ensuring that all examination processes are in accordance with relevant professional standards and guidelines. Prior to joining the County, she was the Acting Personnel Director for the Personnel Commission of the Los Angeles Unified School District, a merit system that supports over 40,000 classified employees. While with the Personnel Commission, she worked in both the Classification and Compensation Branch and Recruitment and Examinations and Training Branch.