Elaine Reodica is Executive Strategist of Organizational Culture and Engagement at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, where she cultivates, strengthens, and expands innovative strategic partnerships that promote student and institutional equity and result in greater value for the community college system.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Reodica held key leadership roles in investment banking, philanthropy, and business development. As Piper Jaffray’s Assistant Vice President of Investment Banking, she had the opportunity to work on general obligation bond financing for California’s K-12 and community college districts. Reodica also held three positions at the Community College League of California, advancing to Director of Corporate Partners & Strategic Initiatives. Working on behalf of and in partnership with California Community College CEOs, trustees, chief business officers, and other key system partners, Reodica managed and created systemwide district service programs that provided valuable cost savings to the California Community Colleges. She was also responsible for the cultivation and expansion of the League’s business partnerships and collaborated with state and national affiliate organizations on strategic initiatives promoting student access, success, and equity.
A community college alumna, Reodica attended Pasadena City College. She earned her bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles and her master of arts in communication management from the University of Southern California. Additionally, Reodica completed a fundraising certificate from the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, is a graduate of the Leadership Development Program for Higher Education (LDPHE), and holds a FINRA SEC Series 63 license.