Alex Ameri has master’s degrees in civil engineering and mechanical engineering and is a registered professional engineer in California. He started his career in the private sector in New York and New Jersey working for a consulting engineering firm. His public career began with the City of Santa Barbara in the land development division of the Public Works Department. Alex moved to the Bay Area in 1989 and joined the City of Hayward’s Planning Department as the Development Services Engineer. He was selected as the Deputy Director of Public Works for Utilities in 1993 and was appointed as the Director of the newly established Utilities & Environmental Services Department in 2010.