Lani DeBenedictis, Commissioner
First Term: June 2020 - July 2024
Lani De Benedictis’ professional career spans 30 years as an ethicist managing various corporate ethics and business conduct offices.
Currently, she serves as a member of the Long Beach Ethics Commission. She is employed as the Ethics Officer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory which is operated by California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”).
From 1989 to 1994, she has held roles in various corporate governance and compliance-related assignments in Contracts and Pricing, Law Department, and the Office of Ethics & Business Practices. In 1994, Lani managed the Rockwell International Ombudsman program and subsequently managed the Boeing Company Ethics Line. In those positions, she designed global ethics and compliance-training programs, advised executive management and was instrumental in the integration of the Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing North American ethics and business conduct programs. Prior to joining JPL in 2003, Lani directed the Ethics and Business Conduct program for Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems business segments of Expendable Launch Systems, Homeland Security and Services, and Space and Intelligence Systems headquartered in Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, California.
Lani has an M.B.A. with an emphasis in international economics from Pepperdine University.
Currently, Lani serves as a Board member of the California State University, Long Beach Finance Department Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Ethics Compliance Initiative (ECI) and Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).