Lita Payne

Executive Officer

Executive Management

Lita Payne has served as Assistant General Manager since 2010 and was appointed as the Executive Officer in 2019, overseeing the Health Benefits Administration and Retirement Services Divisions, and Member Communications.  Joining the City in 1988, she has served the Departments of Building and Safety, Water and Power, Public Works, Fire and Police Pensions, and LACERS.

Ms. Payne earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in English from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business. She also holds a Group Benefits Specialist Designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

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