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Ed Blakely

Ed Blakely is an accomplished planning educator and practitioner, as well as an internationally-regarded recovery expert, having served as the head of recovery efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area after the 1988 earthquake and in Oakland after the 1991 fires. Mr. Blakely was born in San Bernardino and educated at San Bernardino High School, Valley College and the University of California Riverside, where he quarterbacked the undefeated football team. He subsequently earned a master’s degree in Latin American history at UC Berkeley, an MBA in Organization Management at Pasadena Nazarene College and a doctorate in Education and Management at UCLA.