Frank F. Medina MPA ’75

Frank Medina

Frank F. Medina was born, raised, and lived in the Los Angeles area all his life. He has worked all his professional career in the Los Angeles area except for two years that he served in the United States Army.

Actively involved in his community, Medina serves(d) on the board of directors for the American Red Cross, Selective Service System Local Board, Executive Latino Leadership Association, American Society of Public Administrators/Past, and the fundraising committee of the Latin Business Association/past, USC Latino Alumni Scholarship Review Volunteer (2 years).

Medina retired as Program Director for the Community Development Commission County of Los Angeles and administers the Traffic Administration Services (TAS) department in June 2018 after 17 years. He directed the operations of administrative support in 19 courthouses in the Los Angeles Superior Court Jurisdiction. He oversaw the financial administration, staff deployment, customer relations, and court liaison for the department.

He launched Eagle Consultant Services (ECS) in 1998, to offer clients his expertise in contract management, labor and contract compliance, government affairs, and diversity counseling. Among the projects he currently manages include developing the small business outreach efforts and procedures for the Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit St. Paul, Minnesota; executing the Southern California Hispanic Community Outreach efforts of the California High-Speed Rail Authority; is working on a research project for the Transportation Research Board under the Transit Cooperative Research Program on managing transit’s workforce in the New Millennium; and conducting sexual harassment and diversity training for organizations such as the Chicana Service Action Center. Clients often call on Medina to counsel on business development and government relations issues.

Prior to launching ECS, Medina was the Director of Interagency Programs for Los Angeles’ Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). In this capacity, he established and managed reciprocity agreements with numerous transportation agencies, and supervised the MT A’s Transportation Business Advisory Council, comprised of representatives of the city’s various minority business associations. While at MTA, Medina was promoted to the position of Director of Equal Employment Opportunities offering him the opportunity to work with both small businesses and multi-million-dollar conglomerates. Among his responsibilities included supervising the agency’s small business certification program and contract compliance unit.

Medina honed his leadership and managerial skills while at the American Red Cross, where he served as Manager of Emergency Services and Training for the Central East District. He directed the emergency centers during the’ 89 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California, the ’86 floods in Oklahoma, and the ’86 Los Angeles earthquake.

Medina has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He is married to Patricia Perez, has three children, and lives in Eagle Rock, California.