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Jimmy Delshad

Former Mayor of Beverly Hills; First Iranian-American to Hold Public Office in Beverly Hills

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 Jimmy Delshad Biography

Born in Shiraz, Iran, Jimmy Delshad is a beloved father, husband, son, brother and friend who proudly serves as America’s highest-ranking Iranian-American elected official as the Mayor of Beverly Hills. An award-winning entrepreneur and community leader, Delshad become mayor on March 27, 2007 when he was sworn in by Fred Hayman, the "father of Rodeo Drive."

Often described as a devoted and charismatic man with long-standing ties in the community, Jimmy Delshad is also an electrical engineer and entrepreneur with a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Northridge. Following this accomplishment, Delshad attended post-graduate classes at USC and also participated in the continuing education program of "The Executive Committee," a round table of CEOs, for 7 years. He embarked on a career in Computer Technology in 1965 and was fortunate enough to start his own business in 1978 in the then-new field of "Computer Storage Technology."

As an expert speaker on “storage technology,” his company's products were marketed and sold throughout the world. However, when he was elected President of Sinai Temple in 1999, Delshad chose to sell his company in order to fully devote his attention to the needs of the community and other non-profit organizations. Yet, he was not content; he felt a personal obligation to do more for the country that had given him the opportunity to live out the American dream. “I wanted to offer my experience as a successful business owner, as a technologist and as a member and leader of many non-profit organizations not only to help our city face new challenges, but also to open doors for others who would see me as an example and feel more comfortable about joining us and getting more involved,” Delshad says. As a result, Jimmy Delshad ran for City Council in 2003 and successfully took office as a Councilmember.

Though he is a native Iranian, Delshad considers America his home and safe haven, persistently expressing gratitude to his country for truly being the land of opportunity. After first winning election to the City Council in 2003, Delshad wrote “I did not seek to serve on the City Council out of a sense of national or ethnic pride. Instead, I felt I owed a debt to this City and this country that welcomed me and allowed me to use my talents to build a successful life.”

Mayor Delshad has resided in the Los Angeles area for 48 years and has lived in the City of Beverly Hills for the past 18 years. He has been married for 38 years to Lonnie Gerstein Delshad. They are blessed with two children: Debra, a graduate of USC and Loyola Law School and Daniel, a computer businessman and graduate of USC.

On March 27, 2007, the Mayor took office and announced his main ambition of making Beverly Hills “safest and smartest” community in America. He plans to improve Beverly Hills’ technological capabilities by placing surveillance cameras on various neighborhood streets to report to local police activities that range from traffic violations to theft to injury. Such innovations also include the Automatic License Plate Recognition Device that scans car license plates and can wirelessly report any stolen car in milliseconds. Through his traveling to sites including Israel, London, and Paris, Delshad has come to believe that a new, intelligent "forensic and analytical" software could and should be implemented in the city of Beverly Hills. Such sophisticated technology can detect whether a package has been left unattended, if a person has fallen down, or even if an unrecognized object such as weaponry is present. "These cameras will make us an example for homeland security for cities across America," he states. Moreover, he plans to install intelligent irrigation systems, reusing “Gray Water” and wireless water meters to conserve and monitor water use for public parks and private purposes. In order to deal with one of the city's thorniest quality-of-life issues, he wants to install new, mini-parking meters that accept dollar bills and credit cards and allow people to use their cell phones to reserve additional time.

Service Awards 2005 community appreciation award from B.H.P.E.T. Home Owners Association.

Jimmy's long years of community service have been honored by his peers, including: - "Man of the Year" (1990) from Sinai Temple; - "Burning Bush" (1991) from the Jewish Federations of Men's Club; - "Conservative Judaism Leadership" (1999) from Masorti/Schechter - Institute

President of Sinai Temple (1999 - 2001) Sinai Temple is one of the most important large Synagogues in America with more than several hundred employees. The temple's congregation is about 1500 every Saturdays and over 4000 during High Holidays. The Temple owns and operates two schools with about 1000 students. It also operates two mortuaries in Los Angeles area. Jimmy was able to build bridges among all segments of the Temple to drastically improve the involvement and contributions of all members in Temple activities. During his service as President, Temple membership grew by more than 30%. He helped raise more than $4 million to help reduce the Temple's mortgage. Jimmy also helped establish an Endowment Fund and oversaw the renovation of the Temple's entire one-square block facility while leaving an operating surplus.

President of Magbit Foundation (2002-2006) Chairman of Magbit Foundation (2006-2010)

This highly respected foundation raises funds and distributes interest-free loans to worthy college students in need. The repaid loans and new funds are re-distributed to other students.

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Jimmy Delshad

Former Mayor of Beverly Hills; First Iranian-American to Hold Public Office in Beverly Hills

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Jimmy Delshad Biography

Born in Shiraz, Iran, Jimmy Delshad is a beloved father, husband, son, brother and friend who proudly serves as America’s highest-ranking Iranian-American elected official as the Mayor of Beverly Hills. An award-winning entrepreneur and community leader, Delshad become mayor on March 27, 2007 when he was sworn in by Fred Hayman, the "father of Rodeo Drive."

Often described as a devoted and charismatic man with long-standing ties in the community, Jimmy Delshad is also an electrical engineer and entrepreneur with a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Northridge. Following this accomplishment, Delshad attended post-graduate classes at USC and also participated in the continuing education program of "The Executive Committee," a round table of CEOs, for 7 years. He embarked on a career in Computer Technology in 1965 and was fortunate enough to start his own business in 1978 in the then-new field of "Computer Storage Technology."

As an expert speaker on “storage technology,” his company's products were marketed and sold throughout the world. However, when he was elected President of Sinai Temple in 1999, Delshad chose to sell his company in order to fully devote his attention to the needs of the community and other non-profit organizations. Yet, he was not content; he felt a personal obligation to do more for the country that had given him the opportunity to live out the American dream. “I wanted to offer my experience as a successful business owner, as a technologist and as a member and leader of many non-profit organizations not only to help our city face new challenges, but also to open doors for others who would see me as an example and feel more comfortable about joining us and getting more involved,” Delshad says. As a result, Jimmy Delshad ran for City Council in 2003 and successfully took office as a Councilmember.

Though he is a native Iranian, Delshad considers America his home and safe haven, persistently expressing gratitude to his country for truly being the land of opportunity. After first winning election to the City Council in 2003, Delshad wrote “I did not seek to serve on the City Council out of a sense of national or ethnic pride. Instead, I felt I owed a debt to this City and this country that welcomed me and allowed me to use my talents to build a successful life.”

Mayor Delshad has resided in the Los Angeles area for 48 years and has lived in the City of Beverly Hills for the past 18 years. He has been married for 38 years to Lonnie Gerstein Delshad. They are blessed with two children: Debra, a graduate of USC and Loyola Law School and Daniel, a computer businessman and graduate of USC.

On March 27, 2007, the Mayor took office and announced his main ambition of making Beverly Hills “safest and smartest” community in America. He plans to improve Beverly Hills’ technological capabilities by placing surveillance cameras on various neighborhood streets to report to local police activities that range from traffic violations to theft to injury. Such innovations also include the Automatic License Plate Recognition Device that scans car license plates and can wirelessly report any stolen car in milliseconds. Through his traveling to sites including Israel, London, and Paris, Delshad has come to believe that a new, intelligent "forensic and analytical" software could and should be implemented in the city of Beverly Hills. Such sophisticated technology can detect whether a package has been left unattended, if a person has fallen down, or even if an unrecognized object such as weaponry is present. "These cameras will make us an example for homeland security for cities across America," he states. Moreover, he plans to install intelligent irrigation systems, reusing “Gray Water” and wireless water meters to conserve and monitor water use for public parks and private purposes. In order to deal with one of the city's thorniest quality-of-life issues, he wants to install new, mini-parking meters that accept dollar bills and credit cards and allow people to use their cell phones to reserve additional time.

Service Awards 2005 community appreciation award from B.H.P.E.T. Home Owners Association.

Jimmy's long years of community service have been honored by his peers, including: - "Man of the Year" (1990) from Sinai Temple; - "Burning Bush" (1991) from the Jewish Federations of Men's Club; - "Conservative Judaism Leadership" (1999) from Masorti/Schechter - Institute

President of Sinai Temple (1999 - 2001) Sinai Temple is one of the most important large Synagogues in America with more than several hundred employees. The temple's congregation is about 1500 every Saturdays and over 4000 during High Holidays. The Temple owns and operates two schools with about 1000 students. It also operates two mortuaries in Los Angeles area. Jimmy was able to build bridges among all segments of the Temple to drastically improve the involvement and contributions of all members in Temple activities. During his service as President, Temple membership grew by more than 30%. He helped raise more than $4 million to help reduce the Temple's mortgage. Jimmy also helped establish an Endowment Fund and oversaw the renovation of the Temple's entire one-square block facility while leaving an operating surplus.

President of Magbit Foundation (2002-2006) Chairman of Magbit Foundation (2006-2010)

This highly respected foundation raises funds and distributes interest-free loans to worthy college students in need. The repaid loans and new funds are re-distributed to other students.

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  • Simin Tehrani with Jimmy Delshad Interview - YouTube

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  • How to book Jimmy Delshad?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jimmy Delshad for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jimmy Delshad, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jimmy Delshad or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jimmy Delshad?

    Booking fees for Jimmy Delshad, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jimmy Delshad, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jimmy Delshad?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jimmy Delshad for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jimmy Delshad for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jimmy Delshad or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jimmy Delshad or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jimmy Delshad is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jimmy Delshad for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jimmy Delshad generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vali Nasr, Scott Waddle, Eric Garcetti, Mitch Landrieu and Robert Ballard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jimmy Delshad for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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    Simin Tehrani with Jimmy Delshad Interview - YouTube

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