Lydie Gutfeld has been presenting for over 10 years on topics ranging from active aging, contracting, leadership, marketing and staff management. With over 25 years in the recreation, she brings an energetic and passionate view to the definition of leadership. She has worked for Beverly Hills, Culver City, Irvine and now works for the City of Mission Viejo where she is the Recreation and Community Services Manager responsible for Aquatics, Tennis, Recreation and fitness, Teen programs, afterschool programs, Special Events, Marketing and Staff Development. In May 2017, she completed the Masters in Public Administration Program at California State University Fullerton with a concentration in Human Resources. She currently serves on the CPRS State Board as President. In her spare time, Lydie runs a business where she is the Owner, Head Coach and Choreographer for Cheer Better United, a nationally ranked competitive cheer club in Orange County.