Cecilia V. Estolano

  • CEO, Better World Group

Biography

Cecilia V. Estolano is a leading expert on contemporary urban planning issues, with experience in economic and workforce development, land use, environmental equity, and urban revitalization for cities and communities across the country. She has worked directly with public, private, institutional, and non-profit clients to plan, finance, design, implement, and operate policy-driven programs and projects that promote sustainable solutions tailored for each community. Cecilia is a Regent of the University of California and has served as President of the California Community College Board of Governors and on many other boards and commissions. Prior to founding Estolano LeSar Advisors in 2011, Cecilia served as CEO of CRA/LA, practiced land use and environmental law at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, served as Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. EPA during the Clinton Administration, and served as Environmental Policy Advisor to former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley. Cecilia earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges, a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA, and a Juris Doctor degree from UC Berkeley.