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

To learn more about membership, contact Elsa Flores at LAEDC

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LAEDC Chair, Chris Martin

CEO and Chairman, AC Martin and Martin Project Management

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 & CEOACT•1 Group
Janice Bryant Howroyd, President + CEO

Mike Donnelly, President, End Market Group

Airbus Americas Inc.
Courtney Chesla Torres

Alston & Bird LLP
Tom Wingard, Partner

American Airlines
Donna Estacio, Managing Director, State and Community Affairs

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

Arun Bohra, Chief Executive Officer

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

Caruso Affiliated
Sam Garrison, Vice President, Development & Strategic Initiatives

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

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

Citibank N.A
Caren Roseman, North America Chief of Staff + COO

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

Praful Kulkarni, President + CEO, Past LAEDC Chair

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Eric Rowen, Principal Shareholder

Willie Zuniga, President + CEO

ICG Advisors, LLC
Jeff Assaf, Senior Managing Director

International Vitamin Corporation (IVC)
Steven Dai, President + CEO

JP Morgan Chase Bank
Karl Brier, Division Manager

Kaiser Permanente
Jodie Lesh, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and New Ventures

Calvin Hollis, Executive Officer Countywide Planning and Development

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
Gail Farber, Director, Department of Public Works

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board
Richard Verches, Executive Director

Los Angeles World Airports
Deborah Flint, Chief Executive Officer

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
Norair Jemjemian, Chief Operating Officer

Mayer Brown LLP
Andrew Kugler, Partner

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager

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

Nimes Capital
David Nazarian, Chief Executive Officer

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

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
Deborah Chan, Partner

James Hankla, Principal, Past LAEDC Chair

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

Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company
Brissa Sotelo-Vargas, Public & Governmental Affairs Manager

Time Warner Cable
Deane Leavenworth, Regional Vice President Government Affairs-West Region

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

UCLA Extension
Wayne Smutz, Dean

US Bank
Dan Hom, Senior Vice President

Thomas Sayles, Senior Vice President

Vanir Construction
Guy Mehula, President

Watson Land Company
Bruce Choate, President + CEO

Wells Fargo Bank
Steve Sloan, Division Manager

Western States Petroleum Association
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President

35th Governor of California
George Deukmejian, Past LAEDC Chair

Board of Governors (LAEDC’s membership)

American Business Bank
Wes Schaefer
Vice ChairmanAsian American Economic Development Enterprises
David Bow Woo
PresidentBank of China
Lixin Guo
Senior Vice President & General ManagerBurlington Northern Santa Fe
LaDonna DiCamillo
Director, Government Affairs

BYD Motors, Inc.
Stella Li
Chief Executive Officer

Cambridge Global Payments
Brian O’Rourke
FX Associate

Cathay Bank
Rex Hong
Senior VP, China Business Relationship Manager

China Southern Airlines
JoJo Kang
Sales Director

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

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

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

City of Beverly Hills
Megan Roach
Senior Management Analyst

City of Burbank
Mary Hamzoian
Economic Development Manager

City of Carson
Kenneth Farfsing
City 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 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
Alex Kung
Economic Development Manager

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

Concerned Capital
Tomas Duran

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

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 DevelopmentGumbiner Savett, Inc.
Kevin Yardumian
Vice PresidentHigh Lantern Group
Nella McOsker
AssociateHurun Report
Elizabeth Harrington
North American Publisher

ICBC Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Alice Gao
SVP, Head of Commercial Banking

ISE Advisory Group, Inc.
Les Goodwin
Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Services
Genine Wilson
Region Manager

Pravin Ugalat

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 Harbor College
Sandra Sanchez
Dean, Economic & Workforce Development

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

Loyola Marymount University
Grace Yao
Director of Community Relations

Marble Bridge Funding Group
Andrew Krone
Senior Vice President, Sales

Nick Butcher
Managing Director, Cost/Risk

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Lessing Gold

Moss Adams LLP
Stacy Stelzriede

NAI Capital
Forrest Blake
Vice President

Newhall Land
Sandy Sanchez
Community Development Director

Northrop Grumman
Corey Moore
Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Paramount Pictures
Sharon Keyser
Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Government & Community Relations

Pasadena City College
Salomon Davila
Dean, Career & Technical Education

Pierce College
Kathleen Burke-Kelly

Rio Hondo College
Mike Slavich
Dean of Career Technical Education

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Grace Chan
Assistant Chief Engineer + Assistant General Manager

Scale 1:1
Clara Reis
Chief Executive Officer

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

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
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

Zhuhai Commercial Service
Devorah Kaufman
Chief Representative, North America



LAEDC Affiliate Members
Catalina Express
Holthouse Carlin & Van Tright LLP
Hospital Association of Southern California
International Trade Education Programs Inc.
LA Auto Show
LA / OC Regional Consortium
Los Angeles Local Development Corporation
Otis College of Arts and Design

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