Instructors
James A. Zerio
MPA in Local, State and Federal Governance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco; B.S. in Human Resources Development from Oakland University in Rochester

James Zerio currently serves as a Legislative Testimony Trainer for CPS HR; he trains State agency executives and managers to effectively testify in legislative hearings. He has prepared over 150 participants to p> effectively testify in legislative hearings as a Legislative Testimony Trainer.

Mr. Zerio has extensive experience in public sector finance oversight, pension benefits and retiree healthcare policy and fiscal analysis. He has held both executive and management positions within California state government. He was a Pension and Benefits Officer (CEA) and Trustee to numerous Statewide Boards for the State Treasurer’s Office; he served as Legislative Director for the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS); and he worked as a Project Manager for the Department of Finance.

Mr. Zerio has worked with the following Clients:

  • California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
  • Department of Finance (DOF)
  • Employment Development Department (EDD)
  • State Controller’s Office
  • State Treasurer’s Office
  • In addition to many other satisfied agencies