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Manhattan Beach City Council

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Leadership Manhattan Beach, Class of 2014

As an Elected Official:

Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Trustees (2005-2009)
Board President, 2008-2009
        Brought the School District budget into balance; made difficult decisions to reduce

        expenditures during the recession; partnered with MBEF and the City of MB to

        increase revenues

So Cal ROC Board of Education, Clerk, Appointed 2007-2009
        Served on Board with six local school districts to provide technical education for

        high school and adult students

Community Service:

  • Planning Commissioner, Current Chair, appointed in 2014
  • Parks and Recreation Commissioner, appointed 2011-2014
  • Mayor’s Youth Council, Program Director (2012-2014)
  • Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council, Board (2009-2013)
  • Young Entrepreneur’s Academy (MB Chamber), Mentor and Speaker
  • Leadership Manhattan Beach, Class of 2014
  • Neptunian Women’s Club, Member
  • Manhattan Beach CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
  • Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, Former Board Member and Chair of Audit Committee and Legal Committee
  • Manhattan Beach Middle School, Former PTA President
  • PTA/District Sacramento Lobbying Team, Co-Chair (2 years)
  • Pacific Elementary and Mira Costa High School, former PTA Board member
  • Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, Former Volunteer Attorney
  • Girl Scout Leader (16 years)
  • AYSO and Club Soccer, Manager

Legal Experience:

Chase Hersman, LLP(South Bay Business Lawyers), Managing Partner, retired
Manhattan Beach law firm specializing in business and intellectual property law

Ginsburg, Stephan, Oringher & Richman, Los Angeles, CA (1995-98)
Chenin, Cohen & Linden, Marina del Rey, CA (1992-95)
Gilchrist & Rutter, Santa Monica, CA (1990-92)
Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Washington, D.C. (1986-89)


J.D., cum laude, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (1986)
     Articles Editor, Loyola Law Review
     President, St. Thomas More Law Honor Society (1985-86)

B.A., Economics, University of California at Los Angeles (1983)

Continuing Education:

California School Boards Association’s Masters in Governance Program

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Mediation Training

UCLA Extension Certificate Program for College Counseling

Nancy's experience and service

Partner at Chase Hersman, LLP (now Chase Law Group)

Program Director for the Mayor's Youth Council.