Steve Juarez is Associate Vice President and Director of State Government Relations for the University of California, where he is responsible for all policy matters affecting the University that come before the California Executive Branch and Legislature. In prior positions, Steve was Executive Director at JPMorgan in the Public Finance Division; Director of Financial Management for the J. Paul Getty Trust; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government & Community Relations at UCLA; and Chief Legislative Representative for the County of Los Angeles in Sacramento. He also served the California Debt Advisory Commission as Executive Director and has represented the State Treasurer’s Office on a wide spectrum of public finance matters and in policy positions with the State Legislature and Los Angeles local government.
Steve sits on the Boards of the National Association of Counties Financial Services Corporation and the Southern California Leadership Network and is a member of the California State Association of Counties Finance Corporation. He is a Senior Fellow with the Luskin School of Affairs Public at UCLA. For five years, Steve served as an appointed member of the Los Angeles City Fire and Police Pension Board. He is a graduate of UCLA (B.A., Political Science) and USC (Masters of Public Administration).