Ed Honowitz is a Pasadena resident and small business owner. He and his wife are both alumni of Pasadena public schools, and currently have three children in Pasadena Unified. Ed is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design.
Ed is an independent small business owner and has run his business in Pasadena for the last 17 years. He produces images with film and computers and licenses them internationally through several agencies. His work is used by advertising agencies, design firms, publishers and Fortune 500 companies from Oracle Corp. and Hewlett Packard to Warner Bros., Nike and Disney.
Ed served two terms as National President of the Advertising Photographers of America, a trade organization whose primary goal is to educate members about issues of copyright protection, business practices and intellectual property rights. He has been a speaker and moderator at Seybold Seminars in New York and San Francisco and at Photo Expo, New York & Los Angeles discussing issues of digital copyright protection and electronic imaging.
Ed and his wife were founding members of the Community Coalition for Quality Public Schools in Pasadena; a community based group of parents and citizens working to improve local schools.
In 1997, Ed served as co-chair of the steering committee for Measure Y, the successful school bond campaign that raised $240,000,000 for school site improvement in the PUSD. By bringing together a diverse coalition of groups throughout the community the bond measure passed with 74% of the vote.
Ed has served as Vice president of the Pasadena Educational Foundation, and is currently Treasurer for the California Alliance for Arts Education.
In April 2001 Ed was elected to a four year term as a Board Member of the Pasadena Unified School District serving the communities of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. He was re-elected in 2005 and served as President of the Board of Education for two years.
Ed has chaired the Board facilities committee, curriculum committee and the district commission on school choice. In 2007 he served as chair of the Five Star Coalition, a collaborative of five local school districts serving over 70, 000 students in Burbank, Glendale, La Canada, Pasadena and South Pasadena.
Ed has been elected twice to serve as a member of the California School Boards Association delegate assembly and is a member of the CSBA state legislative committee.