Local Los Angeles councilman-elect Bill Rosendahl has named Mike Bonin as his chief of staff, Margaret Hasheminejad as his executive assistant, Aaron Gross as his deputy chief of staff and Norman Kulla as his senior counsel.
Rosendahl will assume the Los Angeles City Council District 11 seat Friday, July 1st.
Bonin served in the same role for former Los Angeles Councilwoman Ruth Galanter and headed Rosendahl’s successful election campaign.
Gross will be responsible for coordinating Rosendahl’s legislative portfolio and managing the new councilman’s City Hall office, among other duties.
He is a veteran of city government, having worked at City Hall and on the Westside for city attorney Rocky Delgadillo, and councilwomen Cindy Miscikowski and Galanter.
In his various city government posts, Gross has served as a field deputy, a legislative deputy, an assistant planning deputy, a caseworker, and a bureaucratic troubleshooter.
Like Rosendahl, he is also a trained social worker and most recently served as Rosendahl’s deputy campaign manager.
Kulla, an attorney, will handle special projects, including budget analysis, formation of the 11th District Empowerment Congress, and transportation issues.
He is the chairman of the Pacific Palisades Community Council and is active with the Pacific Palisades Optimist Club.
Kulla is currently an investment advisor with Morton Capitol Management, chair of the Accounting & Audit Committee of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts (LASFA) and teaches behavioral finance in the LASFA CFA review program.
He has experience in criminal and civil litigation, tax law, business and finance, and conflict resolution. He will resign his positions with Morton Capitol and with the Pacific Palisades Community Council, effective Thursday, June 30th.