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Kelly LoBianco


Kelly LoBianco is the first Director of the LA County Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). DEO is the central economic and workforce development agency of LA County. Through a regional strategy and community-centered policy and programs, the department seeks to unlock the vast potential of our local workers and small businesses; drive new, competitive investment that creates quality jobs, career pathways, and diverse talent pipelines; support economic security and mobility for all residents; and collectively build an equitable economy poised for inclusive and sustainable growth. Kelly was appointed Director in July of 2022. She joined the County in 2021 to support the department’s establishment.

Jessica Ku Kim

Chief Deputy