First published in the July 16 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang has promoted longtime Glendale resident Matthew Herrera to the executive position of chief appraiser of business solutions and standards, where he will oversee the final stages of the Phase IV Assessor Modernization Project (AMP).
“Matt is one of the most innovative and creative thinkers at understanding the need to update the way our office communicates with the public as well as our employees,” Prang said. “Matt will be leading the final stages of the AMP project that will finally replace our old computer database with a modern platform.”
Herrera began his career with the assessor’s office in 1990 as an appraiser trainee after graduating from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in business administration. Over the years, Herrera has had a diverse number of assignments within the department and has worked areas as diverse as Century City, Downtown Los Angeles, Warner Center, the Garment District as well as Santa Monica, where he assisted taxpayers of the Northridge earthquake and Malibu fires.
In 2013, Herrera was assigned as the principal appraiser of appraisal standards during an important time in the history of the assessor’s office. During this period, Herrera led the way to digitize and modernize the many documents and databases used by the staff and public.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to help guide the office into the 21st century and beyond when it comes to modernizing the way we communicate with the public and I am honored to be a member of the executive team under Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang,” Herrera said.
In his spare time, Herrera enjoys history, geography, gardening, travel and science.