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Dr. Angelov Farooq (Chairman at California Workforce Development Board)

Dr. Angelov Farooq

Chairman at California Workforce Development Board

Dr. I. Angelov Farooq is the Owner of AVM Innovation Consulting, LLC, a Southern California based Sustainable Development firm.

Angelov is appointed the Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board under the Governor Gavin Newsom administration and has served on the board since 2013.

Angelov is elected on the Board of Education for the Riverside Unified School District.

In 2015, Angelov was appointed by California's Chief Financial Officer, Controller Betty Yee, on her Council of Economic Advisors to shape comprehensive tax reform process for the State.

In 2019, Angelov was appointed to co-chair CA Treasurer Fiona Ma's Housing, Economic Development, Job Creation & Opportunity Zone Advisory Committee.

His innovative projects towards community development been profiled by media such as The Huffington Post, PC Magazine and the USC Price School of Public Policy. He has been a featured speaker at conferences for a variety of distinguished institutions including the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the US Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Angelov is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and a Founding Board Member of ExCITE Technology Accelerator.

Angelov received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley, his Executive Master Degree from the University of Southern California and Doctorate of Policy, Planning and Development at USC also. His global perspectives on policies are enriched by having traveled to almost 50 countries that span 6 continents.