Commission Chair Tom Hebrank is a certified public accountant with nearly 40 years of experience in the financial industry. He currently works as a Court appointed receiver, trustee, referee, provisional director, forensic accountant, and other similar roles. His professional experience requires him to assume an impartial and nonpartisan role which is how he has approached serving as the Redistricting Commission Chair.
Much of Chair Hebrank's work involves SEC ponzi schemes, which require a forensic accounting of the fraud, managing the underlying business and assets, and maximizing recoveries to defrauded investors. He primarily works in a Court mandated role involving operating businesses, which have included assisted living facilities, recreational lake properties, retail businesses, hotels, manufacturing companies, and many more. He has also served as a bankruptcy trustee as well as a chief restructuring officer in challenging workout situations.
In 2019, Chair Hebrank was unanimously approved by the City Council to serve on the San Diego Ethics Commission, where he now serves as Vice Chair. He also currently serves as a Trustee on the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association. His previous local involvement included serving for over 8 years on the City of San Diego’s Audit Committee, serving as Chairman of the Kensington Talmadge Planning Group, as well as stepping into the role of President of the San Diego City Employee’s Retirement System (Pension Board) during a very tumultuous time in San Diego’s history. In that role, he assisted in reforming and turning around an organization that had become the symbol of San Diego’s financial crisis.