Christine L. Eberhard formed CommuniQuest in May 1982. CommuniQuest specializes in dispute resolution, facilitation and mediation services to the aviation industry and in private mediation practice. Cities such as Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Burbank and Santa Monica have hired CommuniQuest for a variety of projects including public outreach and conflict management for master plans, FAA Part 150 and 161 studies, as well as for local issues.
She serves on two mediation panels in Ventura County, one with the Ventura County Superior Court. She also serves as a mediator for Los Angeles Superior Court, the world's largest court system.
In addition, CommuniQuest has provided consensus planning services regarding environmental, leasing and land-use issues of Fortune 500 companies including Toyota Aviation, USA, Sikorsky Aircraft, Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines and Castle & Cooke.
Ms. Eberhard was a key consultant to the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The project included developing and implementing a community involvement plan, facilitation a Steering Committee and developing and managing the community response system used prior to and during the Olympic Games.
Well-known Speaker and Instructor
Ms. Eberhard is a frequent public speaker on both community involvement and mediation issues and has published numerous articles on conflict resolution. She conducts frequent training workshops and seminars on the same subject for local, regional and national organizations. In addition, CommuniQuest is a contractor to the Federal Aviation Administration to teach community involvement and conflict resolution to agency management and staff.
A graduate of Ohio State University with a B.A. in International Studies, Ms. Eberhard also studied sociology and Spanish at the University of the Americas in Cholula, Mexico. She has taken a number of courses in negotiating, mediating and consensus planning. She has completed an M.I.T./Harvard Law School Executive course and has her Masters in Dispute Resolution (MDR) from Pepperdine University School of Law.
A retired transportation officer in the United States Army Reserve, Ms. Eberhard’s active duty included the air freight and military air passenger operations into and out of Korea for the Army and Navy. She is also a graduate of the US Army’s Command and General Staff College.
Ms. Eberhard served for six years as a Los Angeles County Commissioner serving on the Local Governmental Services Commission. Listed in Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, as well asWho's Who of American Women, Ms. Eberhard is a member of the International Association of Public Participation Practitioners (IAP2), Southern California Mediation Association, Helicopter Association International and the Southwest Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives.