Members play a vital role in LAEDC’s mission and governance.

To learn more about membership, contact Elsa Flores at LAEDC

Quick-view graphic of LAEDC members here

Learn about LAEDC’s Board of Governor’s meetings here


LAEDC Chair, Dianne Harrison

President of California State University, Northridge

Meet LAEDC’s Chairman and Vice-Chairs.  Click here

Executive Committee

LAEDC Executive Committee members also serve on the Board of Governors (see next section).

  • ABL Inc.
    David Abel, Publisher-Metro Investment Report, The Planning Report, Past LAEDC Chair
  • AC Martin
    Christopher C. Martin, President & CEO, Past LAEDC Chair
    Michael Chee, Public Affairs, LA Metro
  • Alston & Bird LLP
    Tom Wingard, Partner
  • American Airlines
    Suzanne Boda,  Senior Vice President
  • American Honda Motor Company
    Steven Center, Vice President, Environmental Business Development Office
  • Bank of America
    Dan Timmons, SVP, Global Client Market Executive
  • Bolton & Company
    Mike Morey, COO
  • California Resources Corporation
    Mary Rosas, Director, Local Public Affairs
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Michael Woo, Dean, College of Environmental Design
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
    Dr. Thomas A. Parham, President
  • California State University, Long Beach
    Dr. Jane Conoley, President
  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Dr. Jose Gomez, Executive Vice President + Chief Operating Officer
  • California State University, Northridge
    Dr. Dianne Harrison, President
  • California Steel Industries, Inc.
    Marcelo Botelho Rodrigues, President & CEO
  • Caruso
    Sharon Keyser, SVP, Planning, Government and Community Relations
  • CBRE
    Lewis C. Horne, President, Greater Los Angeles-Orange County Region, Past LAEDC Chair
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Thomas M. Priselac, President + CEO
  • Chevron
    Rod Spackman, Manager, Public & Government Affairs- LA Basin
  • Citibank N.A
    Halé Behzadi, Managing Director and Global Market Manager, Western Region
  • City National Bank
    Scott Witter, Executive Vice President , Core Banking Division
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
    Steve Nissen, Senior Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs
  • Commercial Bank of California
    Claudia Bodan, Executive Vice President
  • County of Los Angeles
    Sachi Hamai, Chief Executive Officer
  • Crown Castle
    Mark Guillen, Manager Public Affairs
  • Dentons
    Tom Vandiver, Partner
  • Department of Water and Power City of Los Angeles
    Bryan Schweickert, Assistant Director, Key Accounts Section, Customer Service Division
  • EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
    Rose Nordbrock, Principal and Practice Group Leader
  • Ernst & Young LLP
    Mark Sogomian, Partner
  • Giroux Glass
    Natalie Lomedico, President & CEO
  • gkkworks
    Praful Kulkarni, Principal | Director of Integrated Services
  • Goodwill Southern California
    Patrick McClenahan, President and CEO
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Eric Rowen, Principal Shareholder
  • Hackman Capital Partners
    Michael Hackman, CEO
  • ICG Advisors, LLC
    Jeff Assaf, Senior Managing Director
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
    Chris Gerardi, Executive Director of Middle Market Banking
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Jodie Lesh, Senior Vice President, Office of Transformation Past LAEDC Chair
  • Kennedy Wilson
    William McMorrow, Chairman + CEO
    Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer
  • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Dr. David Meyer, President + CEO
  • Los Angeles County Public Works Department
    Mark Pestrella, Executive Director, Department of Public Works
  • Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board
    Martha Molina-Aviles, Interim Executive Director
  • Los Angeles Rams
    Maria Camacho, Government Affairs
  • Los Angeles World Airports
    John Carver, Deputy Executive Director
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
    Justin X. Thompson, Los Angeles Office Managing Partner
  • O’Connor Cochran LLP
    Maura O’Connor, Partner, Past LAEDC Chair
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
    Liz Dubeck, Partner
  • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis
    Goetz Wolff, Representative
  • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
    Dwayne Gathers, Representative
  • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
  • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
    Jayme S. Wilson, Representative
  • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
    Chris Perry, Planning and Public Works Deputy
  • Plenary Group
    Dale Bonner, Executive Chairman
  • Port of Long Beach
    Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Port of Los Angeles
    Gene Seroka, Executive Director
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Mike Quindazzi, Managing Director
  • Southern California Edison
    Michael Backstrom, Managing Director, Energy & Environmental Policy
  • Southern California Gas Company
    Ken Chawkins, Manager, Public Policy
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
    Tom Conley, Senior Vice President
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
    Jake Loftus, Of Counsel
    Raymond Holdsworth, CEO + Co-Founder, Past LAEDC Chair
  • Tech Mahindra
    Uday Ghare, Vice President, Country Head, Los Angeles
  • Turner Construction
    Reed McMains, Vice President + General Manager, SoCal
  • UCLA
    Gene Block, Chancellor
  • Union Bank
  • Univision Communications, Inc.
    Luis Patino, Senior Vice President & General Manager
  • US Bank
    Rudy Medina, President, Southern California Market
  • USC
    David Brown, Interim Senior Vice President
  • Watson Land Company
    Jeffrey R. Jennison, President
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Western States Petroleum Association
    Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President
  • Working Nation
    Art Bilger, Founder and CEO

Board of Governors (LAEDC's membership)

  • Acara Solutions
    Ryan Stenvick, VP Business Development, West
  • Alvarez & Marsal
    Matt McCleary, Director of P3, Infrastructure, and Real Estate Advisory
  • Amgen
    Matthew Welsh, Government Affairs Manager
  • Arizona State University
    Maria Anguiano, Senior VP of Stratgy
  • Art Center College of Design
    Jered Gold, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Bank of China
    Lixin Guo, Senior Vice President & General Manager
  • Boeing
    Mitra Rogers, Manager, California Government Relations
  • BYD Motors, Inc.
    Stella Li, Chief Executive Officer
  • Canoo
    Eric Mika, Government & Corporate Affairs, Business Development and Strategy
  • CDS Insurance Services
    Andrew Carreon, Vice President, Environmental Services
  • Cerritos College
    Belle Gomez, Director of Community Advancement
  • Center for a Competitive Workforce
    Richard Verches, Executive Director
  • Charter Communications
    Stephen Sawyer, Director of Government Affairs
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
    Carl Davidson, Vice President, CCI Underwriting Manager
  • Citrus College
    Rocky Cifone, Dean of Career, Continuing & Technical Education at Citrus College
  • City of Beverly Hills
    Timothy Hou, Assistant City Manager
  • City of Burbank
    Mary Hamzoian, Economic Development Manager
  • City of Compton
    Aja Brown, Mayor
  • City of Culver City
    Todd Tipton, Redevelopment Administrator
  • City of Duarte
    Craig Hensley, Director of Community Development
  • City of El Segundo
    Barbara Voss, Assistant City Manager
  • City of Glendale
    Darlene Sanchez, Principal Economic Development Officer
  • City of Gardena
    Tasha Cerda, Mayor
  • City of Irwindale
    Gus Romo, Community Development Director
  • City of Lancaster
    Chenin Dow, Economic Development Director
  • City of Lomita
    Charles Felix, Special Projects Coordinator, Economic Development
  • City of Long Beach
    Mark Taylor, Chief of Staff – Mayor Garcia
  • City of Monrovia
    Mark Alvarado, Interim City Manager
  • City of Palmdale
    Kari Blackburn, Senior Economic Development Manager
  • City of Pasadena
    Eric Duyshart, Economic Development Manager
  • City of Pico Rivera
    Julia Gonzalez, Community & Economic Development Deputy Director
  • City of Santa Fe Springs
    Wayne Morrell, Principal Planner- Planning & Development
  • City of Santa Monica
    Jennifer Taylor, Economic Development Administrator
  • City of South Gate
    Maria Bernal, Mayor
  • City of Torrance
    Fran Fulton, Economic Development Manager
  • City of Vernon
    Carlos Fandino, City Manager
  • City of West Hollywood
    Maribel Louie, Economic Development Manager
  • College of the Canyons
    Jeffrey Forrest, Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development
  • Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County
    Corde Carrillo, Director, Economic and Housing Development Division
  • Compton College
  • Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
    Andrew Fogg, Partner
  • DLA Piper
    Andrew Brady, Associate
  • East Los Angeles College
    Paul de la Cerda, Dean, Economic & Workforce Development
  • East West Bank
    Paul Branks, Senior Vice President and Regional Director
  • El Camino College
    Roberta Becka, Writer, Grants Professional and Projects Manager
  • FivePoint
    Sandy Sanchez, Community Development Director
  • Foley & Lardner, LLP
    Diane Ung, Partner
  • Gensler
    John Adams, Managing Principal
  • Glendale Community College
    Jan Swinton, Associate Dean, Instruction & Workforce Development
  • Grifols
    Willie Zuniga, President + CEO
  • HOK
    Anne Fletcher, Managing Partner
  • ICBC Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
    Alice Gao, SVP, Head of Commercial Banking
  • Junior Achievement 
    Les McCabe, President & CEO
  • Kelly Services
    Genine Wilson, Region Manager
    Jim Adams, Advisory Principal
  • LA/OC Regional Consortium + Center of Excellence
    Alex Davis | Lori Sanchez, Executive Director
  • Layton Construction
    Bob Maxwell, Executive Vice President Business Development
  • L3 Technologies
    Glenn Grindstaff, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
  • Los Angeles City College
    Adriene Davis, Dean
  • Los Angeles Community College District
    Robert Miller, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Resource Development
  • Los Angeles Convention Center
    Doane Liu, Executive Director
  • Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
    Richard Bruckner, Director of Planning
  • Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Business Affairs
    Joseph M. Nicchitta, Director
  • Los Angeles Harbor College
    Sandra Sanchez, Dean, Economic & Workforce Development
  • Los Angeles Mission College
    Marla Uliana, Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Los Angeles Southwest College
    Linda Rose, President
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College
    Leticia Barajas, Academic Affairs & Workforce Development
  • Los Angeles Valley College
    Deborah diCesare, Dean of Academic Affairs & Economic Development
  • Long Beach City College
    Leah Goold-Haws, Director of Global Trade and Logistics
  • Loyola Marymount University
    Dayle Smith, Dean, College of Business Administration
  • Meruelo Enterprises
    Chris Christy, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
  • Millennium Partners Los Angeles
    Joseph Mariani, Project Manager
  • Mt. San Antonio College
    Bill Scroggins, President
  • Northrop Grumman
    Joe Ahn, Division Manager, Government and Public Affairs
  • Paramount Pictures
    Shawn Covell, SVP of Government Affairs
  • Pasadena City College
    Salvatrice Cummo, Director of Workforce Development
  • Pepperdine School of Public Policy
    Carson Bruno, Assistant Dean for Admission and Program Relations
  • Pierce College
    Dr. Lawrence Buckley, Interim President
  • Polish Investment and Trade Agency
    Karolina Zatorska
  • Rio Hondo College
    Mike Slavich, Dean of Career Technical Education
    David Hill, Partner
  • Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
    Grace Robinson Hyde, Chief Engineer + General Manager
  • Santa Monica College
    Tricia Ramos, Dean, Workforce & Economic Development
  • Sentinel Peak Resources
    Amanda Parsons, Community and Government Affairs
  • Servicon Systems, Inc.
    Neil Bernstein, Director of Strategic Accounts
  • Skanska
    Raul Rosales, GM
  • Space X
    Bret Johnsen, CFO
  • Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
    James Hsu, Partner
  • United Airlines
    Melinda Yee Franklin, Managing Director, Corporate & Government Affairs
  • Valley Presbyterian Hospital
    Gus Valdespino, President + CEO
  • Vasquez & Company, LLC
    Gilbert Vasquez, Managing Partner
  • Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc.
    Michael Walbrecht, Vice President
  • Water Replenishment District of Southern California
    Peter Brown, Manager of Communications & Education Services
  • WeWork
    Ingrid Thorlaksson, Public Affairs Manager
  • West Los Angeles College
    Robert Sprague, Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • WET Design
    Teresa Powell-Caldwell, Senior Vice President, Business and Project Development
  • WNB Commercial Bank
    David Macdonald, Regional President
  • Zhuhai North American Representative Office
    Jessica Qiu, CEO

LAEDC Affiliate Members

Catalina Express
Guidehouse LLP
Hacker House
Hatch Spaces
Hospital Association of Southern California
International Trade Education Programs Inc.
LA Auto Show
Larta Institute
Leavenworth Endeavors
Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC)
Los Angeles Local Development Corporation
MILA Capital
Stage Venture Partners
WT Partnership North America

LAEDC Strategic Partners

Asia Society of Southern California
British American Business Council
California Fashion Association
California Stewardship Network (CSN)
Central City Association and Downtown Center Business Improvement District
Japan America Society of Southern California
Japan Businesss Association
Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles
Southern California Biomedic

LAEDC Regional Economic Development Partners

Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance (GAVEA)
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation
The Valley Economic Alliance