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Kenneth Kato

Long Beach Unified School District
Executive Officer, Personnel Commission and Classified Employment
Lakewood, CA
Kenneth Kato has worked in Human Resources for three school districts since 1995.  He currently serves as the Executive Officer, Personnel Commission and Classified Employment for the Long Beach Unified School District.  Mr. Kato’s prior work was as the Director of Classified Human Resources at the Downey Unified School District from 2011 to 2015 where he performed a wide variety of human resources functions including risk management, worker’s compensation, labor relations and negotiations, and disciplinary actions.  From 1995 to 2010, he worked in analyst, supervisory, and managerial roles with the Los Angeles Unified School District in multiple personnel offices, which included the Personnel Commission, Certificated Human Resources, and Staff Relations (classified labor relations and disciplinary actions).  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Masters of Public Administration from the California State University at Long Beach.  Mr. Kato also serves on the Board of Directors for the Personnel Commissioners Association of Southern California (PCASC) and is a member of Personnel Testing Council of Southern California (PTC-SC).