COO and Senior Vice President
Ms. Carolyn Petty, Kosmont Companies Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, has over 25 years of financial and operational executive experience. She worked for The Coca-Cola Company as the San Diego Division Controller and as a Sales Center Branch Manager in the cities of Montebello and Sylmar, with P&L responsibility for a $100M+ operation. Ms. Petty was also an Executive Director for CBS Paramount Television Distribution. She has a strong technical background, having worked most recently as a Controller for a CyberSecurity firm who has holds contracts with the State of California, Los Angeles Air Force Base and the Federal Government.
Ms. Petty also served as Councilmember and Mayor for the City of Hermosa Beach. She led the city through multiple significant policy decisions that involved sophisticated economic analysis, long term financial planning and community engagement. Ms. Petty understands first-hand the challenges associated with policy making when community input is needed on complex projects.
She served as Treasurer/Secretary and Vice President for the League of California Cities, Los Angeles Region. She has been active on many non-profit boards, serving as CFO for Harbor Interfaith Services, Advisory Board for Walk with Sally, and the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation. She is an incoming board member for the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Petty holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona as well as an M.B.A. from University of Southern California. She is a registered Municipal Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and achieved a Series 50 professional qualification.