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

To learn more about membership, contact Melissa Kham at LAEDC

Quick-view graphic of LAEDC members here

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

LAEDC Chair

LAEDC Chair, Steven A. Nissen

President and CEO, Nissen Consulting Group

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, Founder, Past LAEDC Chair
    • AC Martin
      Donna Clandening, Principal and Chief Strategy Officer
    • ACT-1 Group
      Brett  Howroyd, President
    • Alston & Bird LLP
      Tom Wingard, Partner-in-Charge
    • Amazon Web Services Educate
      Mike Berman, Head of Academic Engagement, AWS Educate
    • American Honda Motor Company
      Erik Wedin, Manager, Corporate Community Relations
    • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
      Daniel Timmons, SVP, Global Client Market Executive

    • Robert E. Bush Corporation
      Bob Bush, Founding Member & Former LAEDC Chair
    • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
      Dan Montplaisir, Vice President for University Advancement
    • 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
      Erika Beck, President
    • CBRE
      Lewis C. Horne, President, Greater Los Angeles-Orange County Region, Past LAEDC Chair
    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
      Thomas M. Priselac, President + CEO
    • Chevron
      Jeff Wilson, Manager, Corporate Affairs
    • Citibank N.A
      Halé Behzadi, Managing Director, Global Market Manager
    • City National Bank
      Scott Witter, Executive Vice President, Core Banking Division
    • Comcast NBCUniversal
      Kathy Banuelos, Counsel- Legal & Government Affairs
    • County of Los Angeles
      Fesia Davenport, Chief Executive Officer
    • Crown Castle
      Mark Guillen, Manager Public Affairs
    • David Fleming 
      David Fleming, Founding Member & Former LAEDC Chair
    • Deloitte
      Daniel Ledger, Principal
    • 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, Assurance Services
    • Giroux Glass
      Nataline Lomedico, President & CEO
    • gkkworks | CannonDesign
      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
      Tyler Friedman, Senior Vice President—Corporate Administration
    • 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, National Delivery System Strategy, Planning & Design, Past LAEDC Chair
    • LACMTA
      Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer
    • Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
      Gene Hale
    • Los Angeles County Public Works Department
      Mark Pestrella, Executive Director, Department of Public Works
    • Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board
      Martha Molina-Aviles, Executive Director
    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
      Bryan Schweickert, Assistant Director, Key Accounts Section, Customer Service Division
    • Latino Restaurant Association
      Lilly  Rocha, CEO & Executive Director
    • Los Angeles Rams
      Maria Camacho, Government Affairs Manager
    • Los Angeles World Airports
      Justin Erbacci, CEO
    • Lundquist Institute
      Dr. David Meyer, President & CEO
    • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
      Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager
    • MUFG Union Bank
      Todd Hollander, Managing Director
    • Nissen Consulting Group
      Steve Nissen, President & CEO, LAEDC Chair
    • Nixon Peabody LLP
      Justin X. Thompson, Los Angeles Office Managing Partner
    • O’Connor Cochran LLP
      Maura O’Connor, Managing Partner, Past LAEDC Chair
    • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis
      Goetz Wolff, Appointee for Supervisor Hilda Solis
    • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
      Katy Yaroslavsky, Appointed by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
    • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
      Jayme S. Wilson, Economic Development Deputy for Supervisor Janice Hahn
    • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
      Monica Banken, Family Services and Econ Deve Deputy
    • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell
      Dwayne Gathers, Appointed by Supervisor Holly Mitchell
    • Port of Long Beach
      Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Managing Director of Commercial Operations & Chief Commercial Officer
    • Port of Los Angeles
      Gene Seroka, Executive Director
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
      Benjamin Luedeke, Partner
    • RSM US LLP
      David Hill, Partner
    • Servicon Systems, Inc.
      Laurie Sewell, President 
    • Southern California Edison
      Michael Backstrom, Vice President, Regulatory Policy
    • Southern California Gas Company
      Geoffrey Danker, Senior Environmental Policy Advisor
    • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
      Jake Loftus, Partner
    • UCLA
      Gene Block, Chancellor
    • UCLA Health
      Santiago Munoz, Chief Strategy Officer
    • Univision Communications, Inc.
      Luis Patino, Senior Vice President & General Manager
    • US Bank
      Rudy Medina, President, Southern California Market
    • USC
      Effie Turnbull-Sanders, Vice President of Civic Engagement and Economic Partnerships
    • Watson Land Company
      Jeffrey R. Jennison, President
    • Wells Fargo Bank
      Tami Kita, Senior Vice President
    • Western States Petroleum Association
      Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President
    • Working Nation
      Art Bilger, Founder and CEO

Board of Governors (LAEDC's membership)

    • Amgen, Inc.
      Matthew Welsh, Government Affairs Manager
    • Arizona State University
      Dulce Vasquez, Director of Strategic Partnerships
    • Bank of China
      Yong Ou, General Manager
    • The Boeing Company
      Mark Taylor, Director, State & Local Government Operations
    • BYD Motors, Inc.
      Stella Li, President
    • Charter Communications
      Stephen Sawyer, Director of Government Affairs
    • Citrus College
      Michael Wangler, Dean of Career, Technical & Continuing Education
    • City of Arcadia
      Tim Schwehr, Economic Development Analyst
    • City of Beverly Hills
      John Mirisch, Councilmember
    • City of Burbank
      Mary Hamzoian, Economic Development Manager
    • City of Compton
      Aja Brown, Mayor
    • City of Carson
      LaToya Butler, Business and Employment Development
    • 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 Irwindale
      Marilyn Simpson, Principal Planner
    • City of Lancaster
      Chenin Dow, Economic Development Manager
    • City of Montebello
      Michael Chee, Deputy Director, Public Affairs
    • City of Palmdale
      Mike Behen, Deputy City Manager
    • City of Pasadena
      Eric Duyshart, Economic Development Manager
    • City of Pico Rivera
      Julia Gonzalez, Community & Economic Development Deputy Director
    • City of Rosemead
      Angelica Frausto-Lupo, Director of Community Development
    • City of Santa Fe Springs
      Wayne Morrell, Director of Planning
    • City of Santa Monica
      Jennifer Taylor, Economic Development Administrator
    • City of Torrance
      Fran Fulton, Economic Development Manager
    • City of West Hollywood
      Tara Worden, Business Development Analyst
    • DeanHouston
      Dale Dean, President
    • El Camino College
      Virginia Rapp, Dean of Business
    • FivePoint
      Sandy Sanchez, Community Development Director
    • Foley & Lardner, LLP
      Diane Ung, Partner, Healthcare
    • Gensler
      John Adams, Managing Principal
    • Glendale Community College
      Freddy Saucedo, Associate Dean (Interim), Career Education and Workforce Development
    • Grifols Biologicals LLC
      Willie Zuniga, President
    • KPMG LLP
      Jim Adams, Advisory Principal
    • LA/OC Regional Consortium + Center of Excellence
      Adriene “Alex” Davis, Executive Director
    • Los Angeles City College
      Armando Rivera-Figueroa, Dean of Economic and Workforce Education
    • Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Business Affairs
      Joseph  Nicchitta, Executive Director
    • Loyola Marymount University
      Dayle Smith, Phd, Dean, College of Business Administration
    • Mt. San Antonio College
      Bill Scroggins, President
    • Northrop Grumman
      Matthew Garth, Public Affairs
    • Paramount Pictures
      Jessica Kwon, Manager Government Relations
    • Pasadena City College
      Salvatrice Cummo, Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development
    • Resecurity
      Gene Yoo, CEO
    • Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
      Robert Ferrante, Chief Engineer and General Manager
    • Sentinel Peak Resources
      Amanda Parsons, Community and Government Affairs
    • Skanska
      Ellen Mair, Director of Business Development
    • United Airlines
      Melinda Yee Franklin, Managing Director, Corporate & Government Affairs
    • Vasquez & Company, LLP
      Gilbert Vasquez, Managing Partner
    • Vectis DC
      David Herbst, Founding Partner and Chairman
    • Verizon
      Randal Hernandez, External Affairs, Southern California
    • Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc.
      Michael Walbrecht, Vice President, Public Affairs
    • Water Replenishment District of Southern California
      Angie Mancillas, Government Affairs Representative
    • WNB Commercial Bank
      David Macdonald, Regional President, West Coast

LAEDC Affiliate Members

AvAirPros
AV Edge
Hatch Spaces
Hospital Association of Southern California
Junior Achievement (JA)
JVS SoCal
Leavenworth Endeavors
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Los Angeles Local Development Corporation
Acara Solutions

LAEDC Strategic Partners

Asia Society of Southern California
Bizfed
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 Business Association
Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles
Biocom California

LAEDC Regional Economic Development Partners

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation
The Valley Economic Alliance