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Mr. Robert (Bob) Adams

City Manager (Retired)

Bob Adams has over 40 years of experience in local government management. In addition to a broad understanding of all city services, he has expertise in change management, sharing and consolidating services, public/private partnerships, performance management, team development, goal setting and civic engagement. Bob has significant expertise in finance, human resources, economic development, and labor relations.

Bob served as the full-time City Manager for the California cities of:

Dinuba (7 years)
Lafayette (8 ½ years)
Manteca (12 years)

In addition, since his retirement, he has accepted assignments as the Interim City Manager of Vallejo, Desert Hot Springs, Lincoln and Tracy. He has also served as Madera Interim Human Resources Director, Vallejo Interim Development Services Director, and Coachella Interim Public Works Director.

Bob received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Criminology. He also earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University.

Mr. Andrew D. Alexander

Owner, Del Gallo Advisory LLC

Andrew Alexander is a mission-driven capital markets and business development professional with broad experience at the intersection of municipal and corporate finance advancing waste-to-value, energy, sustainable agriculture and water/wastewater platforms. Mr. Alexander’s primary competencies derive from 17 years experience as a public finance investment banker structuring tax-exempt, industrial revenue bond offerings for corporate clients in the environmental service, pollution control and industrial sectors. More recently, Mr. Alexander spearheaded West Coast development of anaerobic co-digestion facilities before launching his LLC to socialize equity capital introductions for commercially promising, early-stage ESG-centered platforms.

Mr. Alexander earned a BA in each of Economics and Russian Studies from the College of the Holy Cross (MA) and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Joya C. De Foor, JD

Independent Financial Consultant

Joya C. De Foor is the former CFO for the City of Atlanta where she advised the City on municipal financing, budgeting, treasury activities, accounting, financial policies, and pension reform. Previously, Ms. De Foor served as the Treasurer for Los Angeles, CA and was the City Treasurer & Revenue Officer for Long Beach, CA.  She currently sits on the Boards of the Southwestern Law School’s Nickel Club and the Long Beach Affordable Housing Coalition.

In addition to past service as a member of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Executive Board, she has held board, trustee or committee positions with US Bank, the Association for Financial Professionals, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Arts Council of Long Beach, CA.

Ms. De Foor earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School.

Mr. Justin McCarthy

Assistant City Manager, City of Palm Desert (Retired)

Justin McCarthy served four southern California cities in various capacities over a twenty-nine year career. Justin’s expertise is in the areas of redevelopment, economic development, affordable housing, community development and public finance. His experience includes the implementation of public-private projects and economic development projects totaling $2 billion in value.

Mr. McCarthy has a BA in political science and an MPA from California State University, Long Beach.

Ms. Deborah Moreno

Finance Director/City Treasurer, City of Anaheim, CA

Deborah Moreno is the Finance Director/City Treasurer for the City of Anaheim, California, where she plans and coordinates activities for the city’s finance department. She administers the citywide budget of more than $1.7 billion and oversees the city’s investment portfolio of more than $400 million. Previously, she served the City of La Palma as Director of Finance.

Ms. Moreno has significant expertise in improving municipal finance processes, especially in successful implementation of innovative technology solutions. She also serves CSU-Fullerton as a guest lecturer on financial management for the school’s public sector leadership program.

Ms. Moreno has a BS in administration-accounting from California State University, San Bernardino and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-inactive).

Mr. Marc S. Grisham

City Manager (Retired)

Marc Grisham is the former City Manager for the City of Pittsburg and the City of Pinole. Mr. Grisham also served as the Vice President of Development Services for a large engineering and planning firm in Riverside County. Mr. Grisham was the Director, Department of Economic/Community Development of the County of Riverside, and the Director of Development Planning for the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles. He is a small business owner and has done consulting for the City of San Pablo in Economic Development.

Mr. Grisham also served in the Coast Guard Reserve for 20 years, specializing in port security and marine firefighting, His last assignment was as commanding officer of a reserve unit with over 120 personnel responsible for port security in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors.

Mr. Grisham earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and an MPA from California State University at Long Beach.

Mr. Louis McClure

Finance Team Lead, County of Orange

Louis McClure is currently the Finance Team Lead for the Budget Office in the County of Orange. In this role he is responsible for the issuance of County public financings, provides oversight for post issuance compliance, and supervises management level staff. He previously worked as a Senior Analyst in Public Finance in the County of Orange.

Mr. McClure has held roles in accounting and finance at the Social Service Agency and the Dana Point Harbor Department where he developed and monitored operating budgets.

Mr. McClure earned his degree in Accounting from California State University Long Beach.

Mr. Joseph (Joe) M. Tanner

City Manager (Retired)

Joseph Tanner has served as the City Manager for the cities of Vallejo, Pacifica, Pleasant Hill, Emeryville, City of Galt and has also as Assistant City Manager, Alameda. He was appointed as Interim City Manager of Rio Vista and Interim Finance Director, Millbrae.  He was one of the founding Board members for the California Cities Finance Authority helping small cities sell various Bond Issues and was also elected as its President. Other positions include being the President of the City Manager’s Group of Contra Costa County and Sacramento Valley Divisions of the League of California Cities, as well as Instructor for the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), State of California teaching city management to future Chiefs of Police and conducted “Grantsmanship Training for Small Cities” for the League of California Cities. His service in local government spans over four decades.

Mr. Tanner has vast experience in Public Finance. He has initiated new financing techniques for the sale of Revenue Bonds, Grant Anticipation Notes, Redevelopment Tax Allocation Bonds, Certificates of Participation Notes, Assessment District Bonds and Housing Bonds.  He has secured financing for various projects such as constructing city halls, sewage treatment facilities, assessment districts, redevelopment projects, various public works projects, senior assisted housing, as well as low- and moderate-income housing projects.

Mr. Tanner’s education includes a Masters of Public Administration, graduating as Magma Cum Laude from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Government Administration with a minor in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.