Mayor David A. McGowan is serving his first term on the City Council. Previously he served on the Finance Advisory Committee for our City. He is or has been actively involved in numerous civic and/or professional organizations including the Los Angeles Parks Foundation (Founding Board Member, Treasurer), the Southern California Committee for Olympic Games (Board Member, Chief Financial Officer), Los Angeles Sports Council (Board Member), President of two Home Owners Associations, Chapter President of Financial Executives Institute as well as having served on the Board of two Health Care organizations.
Mayor McGowan brings 50 years of professional and executive expertise to our Council. He currently owns Lunada Bay Associates, LLC, a specialized consulting firm working with the legal community, corporations and governmental entities. Mayor McGowan is a retired Partner with the international accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) where he directed teams that performed financial analysis in major complex dispute and litigation matters. He is frequently requested to provide expert witness testimony in Federal, State, Municipal Courts as well as before governmental bodies. His expertise has been called upon to perform internal investigations, contract disputes, damage analytics, construction disputes and pension matters involving both corporations and governmental entities.
Prior to joining PwC, he held executive positions with Medtronic Inc, Norwest Corporation (currently Wells Fargo) and First Bank System (currently U.S. Bank Corporation). He began his career with Peat Marwick & Mitchell (currently KPMG).
Mayor McGowan earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and his master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His professional certifications include: retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA,) Certificate of Management Accounting (CMA) and he is a retired Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Mayor McGowan and his wife Lynn have been residents of PVE since 1995. They are a diverse family with four grown sons and five grandchildren living in four different states.
He’s a strong advocate for safety and security while being concerned about maintaining the quality of life in PVE. His skills will provide the necessary financial integrity, acumen, transparency and leadership.