Serena Wright-Black

Serena Wright-Black

Senior Consultant

Serena Wright-Black has 20 years’ experience in public sector management, most recently serving as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Culver City. In addition to assisting the City Manager with the development, implementation, and administration of City Council policy, she also oversaw the City’s Human Resources, Risk Management, Cultural Affairs, and City Clerk operations. Ms. Wright-Black led high priority special projects that required significant community and organization-wide collaboration including the reallocation of public safety resources and budgets, coordinating efforts for the City’s first mobile crisis intervention service, and managing a consolidated election for three council seats and two ballot measures.

Ms. Wright-Black has significant experience drafting employment policies; conducting classification and compensation studies; auditing management operations including successfully reorganizing departments and outsourcing services; advising on employee discipline and performance management issues; and managing worker’s compensation, insurance, and employee wellness and safety programs. Ms. Wright-Black has conducted numerous administrative investigations and training pertaining to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. 

Ms. Wright-Black holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Ms. Wright-Black is also a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources (SHRM-SCP) and has previously served as President of the Southern California Personnel Labor Relations Council and as a Committee Member, First Vice President, and President of the League of California Cities/Personnel and Employee Relations Department.