Welcome Remarks

Holly Mitchell

Los Angeles County Supervisor2nd District

Lisa Cagnolatti

Senior Vice President of Customer Service
Southern California Edison

Opening Plenary

Stephen Cheung (Moderator)

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Mary Leslie

Los Angeles Business Council

Manuel Pastor

Director, USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute

Tunua Thrash-Ntuk

Executive Director
Los Angeles Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Business Recovery

Kelly LoBianco (Moderator)

Executive Director
Economic and Workforce Development, Los Angeles County

Bob Machuca

District Director of Business Assistance
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Rudy Espinoza

Executive Director
Inclusive Action for the City

Angela Gibson-Shaw

Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce

Lilly Rocha

Latino Restaurant Association

Housing Affordability

Effie Turnbull Sanders (Moderator)

Vice President of Civic Engagement and Economic Partnerships
University of Southern California

Kim McKay

Executive Vice President
BRIDGE Housing

Jennifer Hark Dietz

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)

Sasha Kergan

Deputy Secretary of Housing
California State’s Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency

Heidi Marston

Executive Director
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Broadband Deployment

Gabe Middleton (Moderator)


Rebecca Kauma

Economic & Digital Inclusion Officer
City of Long Beach

Keri Askew Bailey

Group Vice President of State Government Affairs, West Region
Charter Communications

Efrain Escobedo

Vice President of Public Policy and Civic Engagement
California Community Foundation

Selwyn Hollins

Director of the
Internal Services Department
Los Angeles County

Cleantech Infrastructure

Danny Kim (Moderator)

Nixon Peabody LLP

Michael Smith

Head of Policy and
Public-Private Partnerships
Xeal Energy

Zanku Armenian

Director, Public Affairs
Southern California Edison

Julia Thayne DeMordaunt

Principal of Urban Transformation

Joseph Avila

Director of Public Affairs
Southern California Gas Company

Michelle Kinman

Incoming SVP of
Market Transformation
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

City Talks

• Luis Garibay, Economic Development Manager, City of Palmdale

Luis Garibay

Economic Development Manager
City of Palmdale

Alma Martinez

City Manager
City of El Monte

Jesse Mays

Assistant City Manager
City of Culver City

Marvin Moon

Assistant General Manager for Power Delivery
Pasadena Water & Power

The non-profit Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation champions equitable economic growth across the LA region.  

Collaborating with community, government, business and education partners to inform and advance our data-driven and evidence-based approach, we endeavor to achieve a reimagined regional economy – growing, equitable, sustainable, and resilient -that provides a healthy and high standard of living for all. 

LAEDC staff and members represent the diversity of Los Angeles County and act as trusted conveners, thought partners, valued service providers, regional stewards, and catalysts for transformational change. 



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Cover photo by RODNAE Productions