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Alisa Blackstrom
Alisa Backstrom, CCMT, CPFIM

Public Member, Treasury Oversight Committee Chair
City Treasurer, City of Huntington Beach
Second Term: 1/11/22-1/10-25

Alisa Backstrom was unanimously appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to the Treasury Oversight Committee on August 28, 2018 for her first term. Ms. Backstrom has been the City Treasurer of Huntington Beach since 2011, having been elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. Per the City Charter, Ms. Backstrom is responsible to the electorate for overseeing the receipt, collection, disbursement, custody and safekeeping of all City funds. As well, she is a member of the City’s Deferred Compensation Committee and serves on the board of the Supplemental Retirement Trust. In 2015, Ms. Backstrom served as Secretary for the California Municipal Treasurers Association (CMTA).

Ms. Backstrom graduated from Duke University with a Masters in Business Administration and received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA. Prior to holding the position of Huntington Beach City Treasurer, she worked in corporate finance and corporate lending. Ms. Backstrom has earned her Certified California Municipal Treasurer (CCMT) and Certified Public Fund Investment Manager (CPFIM) designations.

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 Francine Scinto, MBA
Francine Scinto, MBA

Public Member, Treasury Oversight Committee Vice Chair
Vice President, Orange County Associates
First Term: 3/24/21-3/23/2024

Francine Scinto was unanimously appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to the Treasury Oversight Committee on March 23rd, 2021 for her first term. She has been the Vice-President for Orange County Associates, Inc. since 1995. Ms. Scinto served six terms on the Tustin Unified School District Board, and served 12 years as a Trustee for the Pomona College Board, where she also was the Audit Committee Vice Chair. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Manhattanville College and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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David Carlson

Public Member, Treasury Oversight Committee
President, DMC Companies
First Term: 3/22/22-3/21/25

David Carlson, is the President for DMC Companies for over 20 years. In addition, Mr. Carlson has recently retired from the County of Orange Audit Oversight Committee having served more than 20 years, ten of which he was the Chair. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Masters of Science in Industrial Administration and a Ph.D. in Engineering, all from the University of Michigan, where he also did post-doctoral work in Financial Policy and taught Computer Systems Analysis & Design. His career in private industry has involved managing about $4 billion in technology and internal controls. He served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam era.

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Sal Kureh

Public Member, Treasury Oversight Committee
Partner, Capata CPAs
First Term: 3/22/22-3/21/25

The second nominated candidate, Sal Kureh, is a Partner with Capata CPA. He is responsible for the effective planning, execution and delivery of their accounting, audit and business advisory services. He has more than 15 years of experience and worked at a Big Four accounting firm and in private industries as a CFO. He graduated with honors from the California State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo and is a currently licensed CPA.

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Frank Kim
Frank Kim

Ex Officio Member
County Executive Officer, County of Orange

Frank Kim was unanimously appointed County Executive Officer (CEO) by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on May 12, 2015 and to the Treasury Oversight Committee on May 15, 2015. Known equally for his expertise and his collaborative approach as a problem-solver, Kim brings to the CEO role more than 25 years of experience in budget planning, organization and direction; team leadership and supervision; program development and management; and accounting services. He joined the County in 1995 as a staff accountant. Prior to being named CEO, Kim served as the County’s Chief Financial Officer since 2012. In collaboration with Executive Management and the Board of Supervisors, as CFO, he was responsible for the County’s $5.6-billion, 23-department, 18,000-position budget. He also held the position of County Budget Director for more than five years, monitoring and preparing quarterly budget adjustments and developing the County’s five-year Strategic Financial Plan.

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Al Mijares, Ph.D.

Ex Officio Member
Orange County Superintendent of Schools

Mijares was appointed Orange County Superintendent of Schools in August 2012, and elected in 2014. Prior to that time, he served for six years as the Vice President of the College Board where he worked to expand the high school- to-university pipeline, in order to assure the College Readiness and Success for students, especially the underrepresented.

He joined the College Board after serving as Superintendent of the Santa Ana (Calif.) Unified School District for more than 11 years. Under his guidance, the district received national recognition for successfully meeting the needs of its diverse student body. Mijares was praised for his innovative curricular reform and for improving reading and math skills.

Before Santa Ana, Mijares served as Superintendent of the Bakersfield (Calif.) City School District and Coachella Valley (Calif.) Unified School District and as a principal in the Moreno Valley Unified School District in Riverside County, Calif.

He is Chairman of Comunidad Latina Federal Credit Union, serves as Treasurer of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), a member of the Board of Trustees for Biola University, serves as Chairman of Encuentros Leadership of Orange County, former member of the advisory council of the Tiger Woods Learning Center Foundation, on the advisory board of Public Schools for Tomorrow, and was the first chairman of the Santa Ana Empowerment Zone board of directors. Additionally, he is the recipient of several honors, including the American Association of School Administrators Leadership for Learning Award, the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2005 Educator of the Year Award, the League of United Latin American Citizens’ 2004 Excellence in Education Award, the Association of California School Administrators’ Diversity Award, and the California School Board Association’s Merit for Outstanding Leadership.

Mijares holds several credentials including a Pd.D. from USC.

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Frank Davies
Frank Davies, CPA, MBA

Ex Officio Member
Auditor-Controller, County of Orange

Frank Davies serves the County of Orange as Auditor-Controller. Mr. Davies began his career at the Auditor-Controller’s office in 1984 as a staff accountant, and worked his way up through the ranks to Property Tax Director. After over 33 years with the department, Mr. Davies retired in 2018. Most recently, he served the City of Villa Park as Finance Director. In October of 2019, Mr. Davies was chosen by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to return to the office as the Orange County Auditor-Controller.

Mr. Davies holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from Cal State Fullerton as well as an MBA from Long Beach State. In addition, he is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Davies resides in Mission Viejo with his wife. They have three grown children: a son and two daughters, as well as two grandchildren.