Elmy Bermejo

Board Director

Elmy Bermejo has been a senior government official with more than 25 years of experience in executive level management, strategic planning, policy development and advocacy.  She has an established successful record of collaboration with public and private stakeholders on a range of issues including workforce development, immigration, paid leave, minimum wage, discrimination in pay, disaster relief, small business and healthcare. She has deep relationships with Congress, the Executive Branch, federal, state and local government. Elmy has a passion for building and strengthening relationships while assisting people and organizations attain their goals.

On January 4, 2010 Elmy was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve at the US Department of Labor as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and in 2014 was appointed as the West Coast Regional Representative for former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

Her public service includes working for several elected officials including Retired CA State Senators John Burton and Don Perata and former U.S.Rep. Lynn Woolsey and U.S. Rep. Mel Levine and the late U.S.Senator Alan Cranston.

Elmy is currently the President of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment, serves on the board of The Beneficial State Foundation and is an Advisory member of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE). She is also a founding member of the Emily’s List Latina Advisory Council.

Elmy previously served on the CA Commission on the Status of Women and the Women’s Foundation of California. She is a founding member of EMERGE, an organization that trains democratic women to run for local office.

Elmy’s family owns Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, a well-known and beloved restaurant recognized as a San Francisco institution for more than 50 years.  There she gained valuable insights and sensitivity to the challenges faced by small business owners.

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