September 15, 2008 - Robert C. Kopple, Chair of the Los Angeles Board of Overseers of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, has appointed Jeffrey A. Seymour to the Board of Overseers for the LA Campus.
Jeffrey A. Seymour has combined over 40 years of experience in both the public and private sectors to establish Seymour Consulting Group (SCG), a governmental relations firm specializing in areas of planning, zoning and land use consulting as well as public policy analysis and ordinance studies. SCG serves a diverse portfolio of clients throughout Southern California.
Prior to forming SCG, Seymour served as a senior deputy to former Los Angeles County Supervisor Edmund D. Edelman. He was the deputy in charge of field operations throughout West Hollywood, West Los Angeles and the City of Beverly Hills. Seymour had administrative responsibilities with the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department reviewing the departmental budget, the County General Plan, community plans and all variances, conditional use permits, zone changes and subdivisions that came before the Board of Supervisors. In addition, he was Edelman's liaison with the Los Angeles County Departments of Parks and Recreation, Senior Citizen Affairs, Forester and Fire Warden and the Registrar Recorder's Office.
After leaving government in 1982, Seymour was appointed a Vice President at Bank of Los Angeles serving as a business development and loan officer.
In 1984, Seymour and Donn F. Morey co-founded Morey/Seymour and Associates (MSA) a governmental and land use consulting firm based in Los Angeles. During its 18 year existence, MSA was considered one of the most successful firms of its kind representing such clients as The Getty Trust, AT&T Wireless Communications, The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Vons Shopping Centers, Paramount Pictures, ABC and CBS Studios.
In 2002, Seymour founded SCG headquartered in Westlake Village, CA. With a team of experienced professionals, the firm continues to provide its clients with a blend of services focusing on both the technical side of preparing maps, applications and environmental assessments required to file discretionary permits and the ability to negotiate and represent clients before both elected and appointed decision makers at all levels of government. SCG clients include Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Combined Properties Inc., Kor Inc., Norcal Waste Management Systems Inc., Equinox Health Centers and Mani Brothers Real Estate Managers, Inc.
Seymour has served on a number of public and private boards and committees including as Alumni Regent on the Board of Regents of the University of California, President of the Alumni Associations of the University of California, President of the UCLA Alumni Association, and as a member of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. He currently sits as a member of the UCLA Foundation's Board of Directors and is a member of its Audit Committee as well as on committees of both the Jewish Family Service and the Venice Family Clinic.
Seymour received both a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration from UCLA.
HUC-JIR's Board of Overseers, to which Jeffrey A. Seymour was appointed, is comprised of distinguished communal leaders of the Reform Movement, for each of its campuses in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles and New York. The Board of Overseers provides support and guidance for the academic and cultural programs of the Los Angeles School.