August 16 - Pasadena Morning Meeting

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08/16/2018 - Thursday, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Parsons Corporation
Speaker: Avygail Sanchez
Regional Transportation Challenges: People, Policy, Funding
No registration required!

speaker sanchez avygailHow does a region as large as Southern California coordinate projects across county lines; manage federal, state, and local funding sources; and navigate policy issues to deliver transportation solutions? Join our August roundtable to learn about the discussion, strategies, and coalitions being built to address transportation challenges for a better commute, quality of life, and improved air quality.




About the Speaker

Avygail Sanchez was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in the City of Huntington Park. She attended Francisco Bravo, M.D. Medical Magnet Senior High School in the community of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and graduated in 1997.

She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles in 2001 and her Master’s in Urban Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2004. While studying at UCLA, Sanchez served as Field Deputy for former Los Angeles City Councilmember Antonio R. Villaraigosa.

During her nearly 15-year industry tenure, Avygail has worked for three major A/E firms helping to develop community engagement programs and business plans dedicated to strategic development for Los Angeles area.

In July 2014, Avygail joined Parsons Corporation and works from the company’s world headquarters located in Pasadena, California where she was recently promoted to Vice President, Director of Political Affairs & Policy.

Her policy & community engagement efforts have been focused throughout the Southern California area with an emphasis on Los Angeles-based agencies such as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, and LAWA, to name a few. In her new role, she will interface with members of Congress, Governors, State Legislators, and municipal governments and trade associations.

In April of 2017 and in partnership with Metro, Avygail convened Los Angeles County-based transportation agencies and over 200 small business representatives for the launch of Parsons’ Small Business Partnership Program (SBP) creating a collaborative space to promote, connect, mentor, and grow local small businesses.

She is a Riordan Leadership Institute (RLI) 2018 graduate, 2015 graduate of Leadership L.A., and an active member of the Latina Golfers Association (LGA). Currently, she serves as Member of the Mobility 21 Advisory Council; member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; and Member of the Mayor’s Business Council to the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Her most important role is as mother to her 12-year old daughter who aspires to be a Marine Biologist.


Event Cost



  • 7:30am - 7:45am Networking, and PMI Announcements
  • 7:45am - 8:45am Presentation


Parson's Tower
Armstrong Conference Room
100 W. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91124



  • Enter the Parsons open lot from either Holly Street or Walnut Street. Take a ticket when you come in.
  • Park anywhere on the West side of the building in the open parking lot.
  • Parking ticket will be validated at end of the meeting


Special Instructions

  • Please use the West entrance of the building, there will be a security desk on your right side.
  • Sign in with this information: Parsons Contact: Kevin Fichtner; Building: A2, Ext: 3172
  • You will be assigned a temporary badge – Armstrong conference room is on the first floor on left-hand side just beyond the elevators and escalators.


1 PDU in Strategic & Business


Postponement / Cancellation
This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


Questions or comments:
Contact TBD


Chapter Membership

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New Members Added 5
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CAPM® Members 41
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 8
PMI-ACP® Members 0
PfMP® Members 2
PMI-PBA® Members 9
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