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, Jodie Lesh

SVP National Delivery System Strategy, Planning and Design for Kaiser Permanente

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 ChairAC Martin
Christopher C. Martin, President & CEO, 
Past LAEDC Chair
ACT•1 Group

Janice Bryant Howroyd, President + CEOAECOM
TBDAlston & Bird LLP
Tom Wingard, Partner

American Airlines
Suzanne Boda,  Senior Vice President

American Honda Motor Company
Steven Center, Vice President, Environmental Business Development Office

American Monorail, Inc.
Eric Wickland, CEO

Tiffany Rau, Public & Governmental Affairs Manager

Bank of America
Raul Anaya, Los Angeles Market President, Past LAEDC Chair

Bank of the West
Mary Borg, EVP, Divisional Executive

Bolton & Company
Jennie DeLaura, Senior Vice President

California Resources Corporation
Steve Greig, Director of Government Relations

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Michael Woo, Dean, College of Environmental Design

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Dr. Willie J. Hagan, 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

Samuel Garrison, Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Lewis C. Horne, President, Greater Los Angeles-Orange County Region, Past LAEDC Chair

CDS Insurance Services
Chuck Swan, President + CEO

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Thomas M. Priselac, President + CEO

Charter Communications

Rod Spackman, Manager, Public & Government Affairs- LA Basin

Citibank N.A
Halé Behzadi, Managing Director and Global Market Manager, Western Region

City National Bank
Christopher J. Carey, Executive Vice President + CFO, Past LAEDC Chair

County of Los Angeles
Sachi Hamai, Chief Executive Officer

Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
Andrew Fogg, Partner

Crystal & Company
Rose Nordbrock, Executive Director

Tom Vandiver, Partner

Department of Water and Power City of Los Angeles
Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer

DE Wright, Inc. 
David Wright, President + CEO

Ernst & Young LLP
Mark Sogomian, Partner

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Eric Rowen, Principal Shareholder

Willie Zuniga, President + CEO

ICG Advisors, LLC
Jeff Assaf, Senior Managing Director

International Vitamin Corporation (IVC)
Joanna Zhang, Director, Global Integration & Project Management

JP Morgan Chase Bank
Karl Brier, Division Manager

Kaiser Permanente
Jodie Lesh, Senior Vice President, National Delivery System Strategy, Planning & Design

Kennedy Wilson
William McMorrow, Chairman + CEO

Avis Gibson
Executive Officer, Employee & Labor Relations

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Dr. David Meyer, President + CEO

Los Angeles Business Journal
Matt Toledo, Publisher + CEO, Past LAEDC Chair
Los Angeles County Public Works Department
Mark Pestrella, Executive Director, Department of Public Works

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board

Rafael Carbajal, Business Services Division Program ManagerLos Angeles RamsMaria Camacho, Government Affairs
Los Angeles World Airports
Deborah Flint, Chief Executive OfficerMetropolitan Water District of Southern California
Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager

NBCUniversal – Comcast
Steve Nissen, Senior Vice President, Government & Legal Affairs

Nixon Peabody LLP
Seth Levy, Managing Partner

O’Connor Cochran LLP
Maura O’Connor, Partner, Past LAEDC Chair

O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Eric Zabinski, 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
Roberta Conroy, Representative

Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Jayme S. Wilson, Representative

Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Edel Vizcarra, Planning and Public Works Deputy, Representative

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

Robert E. Bush Corporation
Robert Bush, Principal, Past LAEDC Chair

Senator Robert Hertzberg’s Office
David Fleming, Counsel, Past LAEDC Chair

Southern California Edison
Kenneth Crebar, Director of Sales, Strategic Commercial/Industrial Segment

Southern California Gas Company
Ken Chawkins, Manager, Public Policy

State Farm Insurance Companies
Tom Conley, Senior Vice President

Raymond Holdsworth, CEO + Co-Founder, Past LAEDC Chair

Turner Construction
Kevin Dow, Vice President + General Manager, SoCal

UCLA Extension
Wayne Smutz, Dean

Union Bank
Horacio “Fred” Mendez, Managing Director of Corporate Social Responsibility

Univision Communications, Inc.
Luis Patino, Senior Vice President & General Manager

US Bank
Rudy Medina, President, Southern California Market

Thomas Sayles, Senior Vice President

Watson Land Company
Jeffrey R. Jennison, President

Wells Fargo Bank
Jim Opdyke, Executive Vice President

Western States Petroleum Association
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President


Board of Governors (LAEDC’s membership)

American Business Bank
Wes Schaefer
Vice Chairman
Asian American Economic Development Enterprises
TBD Bank of China
Lixin Guo
Senior Vice President & General ManagerBurlington Northern Santa Fe
LaDonna DiCamillo
Director, Government AffairsBYD Motors, Inc.
Stella Li
Chief Executive OfficerCambridge Global Payments
Brian O’Rourke
FX Associate

Cathay Bank
Rex Hong
Senior VP, China Business Relationship Manager

Cerritos College

China Southern Airlines
JoJo Kang
Sales Director

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Carl Davidson
Vice President, CCI Underwriting Manager

Cingular Staffing
Albert Gomez

Citibank, N.A.
James Alva
Senior Vice President & Southern CA Market Manager

Citibank, N.A.
Robert J. Laughlin
Region Head Western Region – South

Citrus College

City of Beverly Hills
Timothy Hou
Assistant-City Manger

City of Burbank
Mary Hamzoian
Economic Development Manager

City of Commerce
Alex Hamilton
Assistant Community Development Manager

City of Compton
Aja Brown

City of Culver City
Todd Tipton
Redevelopment Administrator

City of Duarte
Craig Hensley
Director of Community Development

City of El Segundo
Barbara Voss
Economic Development Manager

City of Glendale
Darlene Sanchez
Principal Economic Development Officer

City of Industry
Paul Philips
City Manager

City of Irwindale
Gus Romo
Community Development Director

City of La Mirada
Jeff Boynton
City Manager

City of Lancaster
Vern Lawson
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 Clarita
Ken Striplin
Assistant City Manager

City of Santa Fe Springs
Wayne Morrell
Principal Planner- Planning & Development

City of South Gate
Jorge Morales

City of Torrance
Fran Fulton
Economic Development Manager

City of Vernon

City of West Hollywood
Maribel Louie
Interim 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

Dale Dean

East Los Angeles College
Paul de la Cerda
Dean, Economic & Workforce Development

East West Bank
K.Y. Cheng
Executive Vice President, Director of International Trade Banking

El Camino College

Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Todd Scherwin
Managing Partner

Foley & Lardner, LLP
Diane Ung

John Adams
Managing Principal


Glendale Community College
Jan Swinton
Associate Dean, Instruction & Workforce Development
Gumbiner Savett, Inc.
Kevin Yardumian
Vice PresidentICBC Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Alice Gao
SVP, Head of Commercial Banking

ISE Advisory Group, Inc.
Les Goodwin
Chief Executive OfficerKelly Services
Genine Wilson
Region Manager
Pravin Ugalat
Erik Rasmussen
Managing Director

L3 Technologies
Glenn Grindstaff
Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles Community College District
Chito Cajayon
Vice Chancellor of Economic & Workforce Development

Los Angeles Convention Center
Robert “Bud” Ovrom
Executive Director

Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Richard Bruckner
Director of Planning

Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Business Affairs
Brian Stiger

Los Angeles Mission College

Los Angeles Harbor College
Sandra Sanchez
Dean, Economic & Workforce Development

Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Leticia Barajas
Academic Affairs & Workforce Development

Los Angeles Valley College

Long Beach City College
Leah Goold-Haws
Director of Global Trade and Logistics

Loyola Marymount University
Grace Yao
Director of Community Relations

Meruelo Enterprises
Chris Christy
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Lessing Gold

Mt. San Antonio College

Newhall Land
Sandy Sanchez
Community Development Director

Northrop Grumman
John Murnane
Vice President, Global Operations

Paramount Pictures

Pasadena City College

Pepperdine University

Carson Bruno

Pierce College
Kathleen F. Burke

Rio Hondo College
Mike Slavich
Dean of Career Technical Education

Rider Levett Bucknall
Philip Mathur
Associate Principal – L.A. Office

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Grace Robinson Hyde
Chief Engineer + General Manager

Santa Monica College

Sony Pictures
Keith Weaver
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Government Affairs

Space X
Lillian Haney
Community Outreach Manager

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
James Hsu

The Boeing Company
Mitra Novin
Manager, California Government Relations

United Airlines
Melinda Yee Franklin
Managing Director, Corporate & Government Affairs

Universal Technical Institute
Larry Hohl
Campus President, Long Beach 

Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Gus Valdespino
President + CEO

Vanir Construction Management, Inc.
Randy Britt
Chief Sustainability Officer

Vasquez & Company, LLC
Gilbert Vasquez
Managing Partner

Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc.
Michael Walbrecht
Vice President

Water Replenishment District of Southern California
Robert Katherman

West Los Angeles College
Robert Sprague
Vice President, Academic Affairs

WET Design
Teresa Powell-Caldwell
Senior Vice President, Business and Project Development

Windale Group
Scott Somers
Managing Partner

WNB Commercial Bank
David Macdonald
Regional President

Works Application
Afshin Nahid



LAEDC Affiliate Members
BBVA Compass
Catalina Express
Export Portal
Hatch Spaces
Hospital Association of Southern California
International Trade Education Programs Inc.
LA Auto Show
LA / OC Regional Consortium
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Los Angeles Local Development Corporation
Otis College of Arts and Design
Zhuhai Commercial Service

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