California Consulting is pleased to welcome Gloria Gallardo as our newest Project Manager. Gloria Gallardo is a credentialed grant professional with over 25 years’ experience in the public sector. Ms. Gallardo held positions with the California Department of Health Services, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, and the California Department of Justice (DOJ). After a career in state service, she accepted a position with the Department of Transportation, Montebello Bus Lines (MBL). Over the course of her career, Ms. Gallardo has secured millions of dollars in federal, state and local grants; and has also served as a peer reviewer for various federal agencies.
As a DOJ employee, Ms. Gallardo was assigned to Task Forces under the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) where she supported federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in their mission to reduce drug trafficking. As the Transit Administration Manager for MBL, Ms. Gallardo wrote and managed federal, state and local grants in support of public transportation; and she managed the civil rights programs (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title VI). As a public transportation advocate, Ms. Gallardo fostered partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to local businesses, community-based organizations, members of the community, educational institutions, as well as executives and elected officials. She also served as the Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus Operations Subcommittee charged with the review and evaluation of various transportation policies, operating issues, and transportation financing programs in Los Angeles County.
Ms. Gallardo graduated from the University of La Verne with a degree in Public Administration and also completed the Human Resources Management Certificate Program at Cal Poly Pomona.