BIA LOS ANGELES & VENTURA TEAM
TIM PIASKY CEO
Tim Piasky joined as CEO of the BIA-LA/Ventura Chapter in October 2013. As CEO, he manages the daily operations and staff of the chapter while working closely with the BIA Board of Directors.
Tim Piasky has a broad level of company work experience consisting of non-profit housing providers, private residential developer, trade association and County government.
He previously served as a deputy director for Restore Neighborhoods Los Angeles, Inc., an organization that engages in community development activities in an effort to improve the physical, economic and social environments within greater Los Angeles. He successfully managed the corporation’s real estate and construction activities, as well as the planning, direction and management of the housing developments, rehabilitation, asset management, and resale efforts.
Tim was chief redevelopment officer for Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS), where he managed real estate and development efforts and served as executive manager of the organizations’ strategic planning activities. NHS serves as a catalyst for local residents, business and government representatives to work together to build stronger neighborhoods, improve the quality of life for low to moderate income families of modest means and to revitalize communities into neighborhoods of choice.
He also served as chief operating officer for Victory Homes, Inc., Director of Environmental Affairs for BIASC, and a Civil Engineer for LA County Department of Public Works. Tim is a certified real estate broker in California and is a professional civil engineer (P.E.). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Oregon State University and a Master of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
CHRISTINE RANGEL Director of Government Affairs
Christine Rangel joined BIA-LAV in 2015 as Director Of Government Affairs and manages legislative and policy issues that affect housing and housing development.
Christine Rangel handles a variety of legislative and policy issues that impact housing and housing development in LA County, Ventura County and the surrounding area.
Prior to joining BIA-LAV, Christine served as government affairs & special projects executive for the National Electrical Contractors Association – New York City Chapter, where she monitored and testified regarding legislative issues concerning union/non-union market share on public jobs, energy, and public safety. She also addressed liability issues and administrative burdens with the Fire Department (FDNY) and Department of Buildings (DOB).
She earned a “2014 Outstanding Woman in the Building & Construction Industry” award from the Women Builders Council for her work.
As business development manager for Bradford Construction – a woman-owned construction manager – she successfully wrote multimillion-dollar award proposals. She also excelled in international marketing and sales for a consumer products company with offices and manufacturing in China.
Christine has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and a Master of Arts in International Business from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
DE’ANDRE VALENCIA Director of Government Affairs
De’Andre Valencia joined BIA-LAV in 2016 as a Director of Government Affairs and manages legislative and policy issues, as well as working with BIASC Political Action Committee.
Prior to joining BIA-LAV, De’Andre was the Government Affairs and Campaign Director for Valencia & Associates. Through his tenure with Valencia & Associates, De’Andre developed relationships with key local elected officials and legislators and their staffs throughout the San Gabriel Valley to effectively channel the goals of his clients, and was successful in winning 20 out of the 26 local political campaigns he ran. Previously, De’Andre worked as Campaign manager for Lewis & Associates.
De’Andre earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of La Verne, and has sat on various commissions for the City of Pomona; which include the Planning Commission, Vehicle Parking District Commission, and the Charter Review Commission.
JENNIFER MINZEY Marketing and Events Manager
Jennifer Minzey joined the BIA-LAV chapter after working for a private marketing and events management firm that specialized in non-profit, association, and corporate clientele.
Jennifer Minzey has worked with several associations and understands the membership aspect that an association depends on to run their organization.
Jennifer has close to 10 years of event management experience and has produced events from 50 people to 40,000 people, including such large-scale events such as the Special Olympic World Games, Night on Broadway, and the Pasadena Food Bowl, to name a few.
She comes to the BIA with a significant number of education hours under her belt and is earning her credentials through the International Live Events Association and Meeting Planners International.
KAREN MORENO Member Services & Operations Manager
Karen Moreno joined the BIA-LAV chapter in August of 2016, after working in the legal industry for over twenty years.
Karen Moreno is a seasoned legal assistant with experience in legal and administrative operations in the private sector, most recently at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, a national litigation defense firm and member of BIASC.
Karen has a Bachelor of Arts from Mount St. Mary’s University, serves as the VP of her homeowner’s association, and volunteers as an ESL teacher at MEND – Meet Each Need with Dignity, which is recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Award California for Nonprofit of the Year.
Karen is excited about her career move into the non-profit sector and looks forward to growing in this industry.