Board of Directors of GCBG

board of directors

Frank Gallo

FrankFrank Gallo is a Financial Planner with over 23 years of experience on this field. His office is located in Burbank, CA but he assists clients all over southern California. As a financial planner his job comprehends: cash flow management, investment planning, risk management, insurance planning, tax planning, retirement and estate planning and business succession. Proper financial planning allows an individual to accomplish his/her financial goals by the target day while allowing him/her to accommodate any major unexpected financial events that could negatively affect the plan.(Term expires 2017)

Seda Khachaturian

2015-12-09 11.12.26Seda Khachaturian has lived in Glendale since 1979. She is a retired teacher with 40 years of experience. This includes teaching overseas, directing an Armenian Pre-school in Pasadena, working for Glendale Unified School District and Los Angeles Unified School District, where, she established a parent support group. She is currently working as a tax preparer. Her interests include politics, traveling, and reading.(Term expires 2017)

John Samuel

John-SamuelJohn Samuel has been a Glendale resident since 1950 and is a Board Member of the Glendale Coalition for Better Government.  He retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a Station Commander after serving for 32 years in law enforcement.  Working for the Sheriff’s Department he had numerous assignments including various Stations, SWAT and instructing at the Academy.  He has also worked for the City of Glendale as a civil engineer and the City of Burbank as a police officer.  Since retiring, Mr. Samuel has been on contract with the County of Los Angeles as an Administrative Hearing Officer, adjudicating parking and vehicle registration violations.  During the Viet Nam era, he was trained in heavy weapons-infantry and finished his service as an Army Captain, commanding a Military Intelligence unit.  His interests include karate, diesel trucks, motorcycle riding, and politics.(Term expires 2019)

Bill Taliaferro

Prior Directors

Harry Zavos (2013 – 2017) Deceased

harry-zavosHarry Zavos received a BA in Philosophy from Wayne State University, a PhD in speech communication from the State University of Iowa and a JD from Loyola Law School. He was an associate professor at Cal State University at Los Angeles before he left to join the former law firm of Acret & Perrochet where he was made partner. He had a general practice that included civil litigation  (with an emphasis on construction law and land use).  As general counsel for the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIA) and special counsel for the California Builders Council (now the State BIA) he was active in state and local legislative matters affecting the construction industry. Even after leaving his law firm to join the faculty at Loyola Law School he continued to be involved in legislation; he drafted the legislation that created the vesting subdivision map. He is currently Prof. emeritus at Loyola Law School, having retired in 2008. (Term expires 2018)

Roland Kedikian (2103 – February 2019)


Roland Kedikian has been a practicing bankruptcy attorney since 1997 focusing exclusively in bankruptcy law. He provides debt relief services to individuals and businesses experiencing financial hardship. With offices in Glendale and Arcadia, he serves the southern California communities and cities within the San Fernando and San Gabriel valley regions.

Prior to transitioning into law, Roland worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an engineer where he helped develop vibration suppression methodology for use on satellite systems. Roland subsequently transitioned into law where he obtained certification as a patent attorney.

Roland received his bachelors of science in aerospace engineering in 1993 from Cal Poly Pomona and his JD from Southwestern University School of Law in 1997. He is currently serving as a commissioner for Glendale Water and Power.