Billie Greer

In July 2011, Billie Greer was appointed President of the Southern California Leadership Council (SCLC), founded by four former California Governors and Southern California business and community leaders, to address and solve public policy issues critical to the region's economic vitality.

In July 2011, Billie Greer was appointed President of the Southern California Leadership Council (SCLC), founded by four former California Governors and Southern California business and community leaders, to address and solve public policy issues critical to the region's economic vitality.

With 30 years of experience in the public affairs arena as an advocate and community leader, Billie Greer served as Director of Governor Schwarzenegger's Los Angeles regional office and a member of his senior staff from 2004 – 2010. During the Governor's tenure, she also served as an Alternate on the California Coastal Commission. Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Billie to the California Science Center Board in 2010.

After 15 years as an executive with the consulting firm of Braun & Company/Braun Ketchum, Billie co-founded the LA-based public affairs consulting firm, Greer/Dailey, in 1993. It was her analysis of complex, community sensitive challenges that resulted in successful projects as she and her team assisted many non-profit entities including the J. Paul Getty Trust, Art Center College of Design, the Los Angeles CRA/Hollywood project area team, Cedars-Sinai Health Systems, Marymount College, Phoenix House, and the Kidspace Children's Museum.

Billie's strong business sense and knowledge of the political and cultural landscapes of the area have helped for-profit clients, facing land use and environmental challenges, meet their objectives. Among the many clients she has assisted are NBC-Universal, 3M, Gold Fields Mining Company, Mobil Oil, Shamrock Holdings, and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. She left the firm when accepting the Governor's appointment.

Active in the community, Billie is a trustee of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy at Claremont-McKenna College, serves on the executive committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and as a board member of the Downtown Women's Center and PUENTE Learning Center. She has served on of the board of directors of several organizations including the CORO Foundation, VICA, and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, among others.

In 2004, Billie was inducted into the National Association of Women Business Owners/LA's Hall of Fame. In 2005 she was designated a Women of Distinction by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Billie has received the Spirit of Excellence Award from LA Bio Med; the 2008 Governmental Leadership Award from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal; the Public Service Award from Alternative Living for the Aging; the Public Service Award from the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce; and she has been honored by the Black Business Association of Los Angeles and the NAACP Long Beach Branch.

A graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Billie was awarded a public affairs fellowship by CORO Southern California in 1976-77.

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