Bernadine Bednarz

Bernadine has 20+ years of professional experience which includes the public and private sectors, university teaching, director of business development for a multi-million dollar corporate investigative firm and vice-president of marketing and sales in the medical industry.  She earned her MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her MSW at the University of Michigan.

She is actively involved in the not-for-profit sector and recently returned as the director of Ready, Set, Gold!, a program of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.  In her role as Director of Business Development for an international multi-million dollar company, she managed and maintained relationships with clients in the F1000 companies, national and international law firms.

Her university teaching experience was at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.  She is Chair and founder of Los Angeles’ City Club’s Not-For-Profit Group.  Her colleagues have defined her as a “go-to woman” and “a woman of action.”  She can be reached at