William J. Petak     [print bio]

University of Southern California, School of Policy Planning and Development , Professor Emeritus, 2006 - Present, Professor of Public Administration, 1997 2006; University of Southern California, Institute of Safety and Systems Management ,Professor of Systems Management, 1982 1997, Executive Director, 1986 1997; Trustee, Marymount Palos Verdes College, 1975 - present; Member, Board of Directors, California Earthquake Safety Foundation, 1998-2006; Member, State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registration for Geologists and Geophysicists,1979-1982; Member, Environmental Quality Committee, Southern California Association of Governments, 1972 - 1975; Chairman, Citizens Advisory Committee - 208 Water Resources Planning Program - Southern California Association of Governments, 1976-1979; Chairman, Advisory Council, South Coast Air Quality Management District, 1977-1979; Member, Policy Advisory Board, Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Pro ject, 1986-1992; Member of five National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Committees, 1976-1992; B S Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, MBA, and Doctor of Public Administration, University of Southern California.

Original Appointing Authority: Supervisor Dana
Current Appointing Authority: Supervisor Knabe
Date of Original Appointment: September 1994





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