Alan Reising has been named by the Board of Education as the new executive director of Facilities Planning and Development. Chief among his duties is management of Measure K funds, staff and contractors for the $1.2 billion bond measure.
Reising is a former administrator of Facilities Planning, Development and Support Operations at Glendale Unified School District, where he oversaw a $420 million construction program.
A resident of Long Beach, he is married and has five dogs. The Rio Hondo College graduate has more than 30 years of school maintenance and operations experience, including 25 years at Los Angeles Unified School District.
He is a graduate of the Coalition for Adequate School Housing’s Leadership Academy, which trains and mentors leaders in school construction throughout the state. He is also a member of the coalition’s Legislative Advisory Committee.
“I started out as a welder and worked my way up to director of Maintenance and Operations,” said Reising. “I am proudest of my ability to bring people together and create a seamless team that can get the job done.”
A native of Bell Gardens, Reising said he has always been interested in construction and picked up welding as a way to maintain his motorcycles. Besides biking, he enjoys football and baseball.
“I am thrilled to be at Long Beach Unified School District and look forward to providing the support needed for our outstanding staff and contractors to continue building and repairing schools that create the most positive learning environment possible for our students,” he said.
Reising said he is committed to ensuring that school bond dollars are spent wisely and efficiently, and will strive to maintain transparency with the public.