Jose Cortes joined the City of Inglewood in August of 2002. During his 12 years with the City, he has held various positions in Finance and Human Resources including Accountant, Senior Human Resources Analyst, Accounting Manager, Acting Human Resources Manager and on October 16, 2014 he was appointed as Human Resources Director.
Prior to coming to the City, Mr. Cortes spent more than 14 years in the private sector working in various management/director-level human resources positions.
Mr. Cortes received his Baccalaureate Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) both from Woodbury University. In July of 2014, he received his California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Labor Relations Academy Master Certificate (CLRM). He is also a member of the Southern California Public Labor Relations Council.