Mike Harary possesses more than 32 years of municipal Human Resources management experience including serving as a Human Resources Director for two municipalities in Southern California. He worked in all aspects of Human Resources for the cities of La Mirada, Orange, Westminster, and Downey, including serving as Chief Labor Negotiator.
Mike managed recruitment and selection processes for all types of municipal government positions, handled employee benefits functions, responded to labor and employee relations issues, coordinated classification and compensation studies, complied with labor laws, conducted personnel investigations, and managed a variety of general human resources functions.
Mike played a key role in developing and implementing CalPACS, a regional, internet-based, comprehensive salary and benefits survey website for local agencies, now used by more than 60 Southern California member agencies.
Mike holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration emphasizing Human Resources Management from California State University, Long Beach. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration degree, also from California State, Long Beach.
Mike came to Gallagher from Koff & Associates, a full-spectrum human resources and recruiting services firm serving the public sector. K&A joined Gallagher in 2021.