More than 100 El Segundo residents, City employees, and onlookers packed the City Council Chambers last night for the swearing-in of two new Councilmembers.
The first item tasked to the new Council was the nomination and voting of El Segundo Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. Drew Boyles (former Mayor Pro Tem) was nominated for the El Segundo Mayor position by Carol Pirsztuk – no other nominations were made and our new council voted 4/1 in favor of Mr. Boyles, with Councilmember Brann as the only “no” vote.
Newly chosen Mayor Boyles took control of the meeting and opened the floor to nominations for Mayor Pro Tem. Scot Nicol (one of the two new Councilmembers) made a nomination, stating “I’d like to nominate Carol Pirsztuk.”
With no other nominations received, Mayor Boyles asked for a motion and a second, Councilmember Pirsztuk was voted in as Mayor Pro Tem with a 4/1 vote of approval with Councilmember Bran again being the only “no” vote.
The meeting ended with a buzz of excitement in the room for our newly formed El Segundo City Council.
About Drew Boyles
Having completed his Bachelor’s Degree by 21, Drew worked full-time on graveyard shifts, troubleshooting fight aircraft in the US Navy. After the military, Drew quickly progressed through the leadership ranks at Brunswick Corporation and Starbucks Coffee, while solely supporting and raising his two sons. Drew went on to get his MBA in Finance from USC and joined Arthur Andersen as a Management Consultant.
After consulting, Drew co-founded a dry cleaning start-up, where he and two partners raised several million dollars to reinvent the staid, cottage industry. Drew’s next entrepreneurial adventure involved consolidating 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises in Illinois and California through an unprecedented 28 mergers, acquisitions and sales. Drew is also a franchisee of You Move Me, America’s Favorite Local Mover, in Southern California. Drew founded HazAwayToday.com, disrupting the hazardous waste industry.
Drew has served in various leadership capacities with Entrepreneurs’ Organization, including President of the LA Chapter, US West Area Director, US West Membership Director and the US West Regional Director. Drew is an Advisory Board Member of ESMoA and served as Chairman of the El Segundo Economic Development Advisory Council. Drew is Mayor Pro Tem of the City of El Segundo. Drew is a Board Member of The World Is Just a Book Away, which builds libraries for impoverished children in Mexico and Indonesia. Drew was Co-Chairperson of the Surfrider Foundation Malibu/Santa Monica chapter. Drew is also building a brand around a patented consumer product for the action sports industry and developing a warehouse management software while making time for his wife, 5 kids, soccer coaching, surf sessions and ski/board trips. Drew has a goal of surfing every country in the world, even the landlocked ones! As of March 2018, 16 countries surfed.
About Carol Pirsztuk (now Mayor Pro Tem)
Carol Pirsztuk has served as the CEO of the El Segundo Education Foundation for the past seven years where she has been instrumental in helping generate millions of dollars in donations for the ESUSD system. Since 1996, Pirsztuk has served Sony Pictures Entertainment as an executive while doubling as an executive for Sony Pictures Entertainment since 1996.
About Chris Pimentel (New Councilmember)
Chris Pimentel, 41, is a Risk Management Executive managing partnerships, employees, and contractors all over the world. Chris proudly served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps and moved to El Segundo with his wife and three children six years ago. An El Segundo Little League and Soccer coach, Chris also invested time with the Eagles Nest Preschool PTO and has been active in many City events throughout the years. Learn more about Chris in our Good in Gundo nomination.
About Scot Nicol (New Councilmember)
Scot Nicol, 38, Owner of Nicol Real Estate, and owner and operator of Beach Mex El Segundo came to El Segundo in 1992 as a permit student and started getting involved in city politics in 2006 through is efforts with the Kiwanis Club. Most recently, Scot has served as a planning commissioner for more than five years. Scot is a big fan of his wife Kim and their two children Sully and Scot Jr. (a.k.a “Scottie” or “SJ”). Learn more about Scot in our Good in Gundo nomination.
Congrats to Chris, Scot, Drew, and Carol – we appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time and expertise for the betterment of El Segundo!