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Sherman Wong

Sherman is a principal of Public Agency Law Group. Sherman’s practice is devoted to representing public education institutions in construction, purchasing, facilities and general business matters. He has decades of experience assisting CCDs in navigating the confusing complexities of public procurement laws, rules and regulations. He is a member of the LA County Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all California state courts, all United States District Courts in California and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Stephanie O’Brien

Managing Partner/CEO at Collegium
Evolving from the still thriving practice she launched in 2003, Stephanie founded Collegium Strategies, LLC as a platform to extend her knowledge and insight and to empower other specialists in the facility planning-related field. She founded her first company, Dovetail Decision Consultants, Inc. following a 20-year career in Facilities, Furniture Planning and Sales Management, specifically to assist publicly funded entities with crucial aspects of FF&E planning, procurement and implementation as a client representative. Stephanie’s career journey began at Bechtel in Los Angeles where she helped to shepherd a 500,000 square foot new headquarters building for the LA Power Division. She went on to lead the systems planning team for a Herman Miller dealership, and manage the interiors team of another. She then focused on sales and sales leadership with furniture manufacturers, culminating that portion of her career as a District Manager for one of the industry’s largest manufacturers of educational furniture. She is formally educated in Interior Design (Foothill College and CSU Long Beach), Project Leadership (UC Berkeley Extension) and a wide range of business-related leadership programs (Academy Leadership, Major Account Management, etc.). Stephanie is the proud parent of a recent community college and university graduate, and is a passionate supporter of public education. She has spent 22 years serving her community institutions as an elected official.