Manager of Economic Development, City of Thousand Oaks
Gary Wartik was a successful private sector business consultant for 20 years before joining the staff of the City of Thousand Oaks in 1998. Prior to that, Gary specialized in working with financially troubled companies to identify their operational and financial problems and to then implement solutions. His efforts played a key role in saving a number of businesses around Southern California.
Gary holds a BA in Political Science, with a minor in Journalism and Economics from CSU, Northridge where he was Student Body President, and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.