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

To learn more about membership, contact Shane Cullen at LAEDC

Quick-view graphic of LAEDC members here

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


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, Publisher-Metro Investment Report, The Planning Report, Past LAEDC Chair
    • AC Martin
      Tom Hsieh, AIA, LEED AP | CEO & President
    • AECOM
      Kelli Bernard, EVP & National Cities Leader
    • Alston & Bird LLP
      Tom Wingard, Partner
    • Amazon Web Services Educate
      Mike Berman, Principal Program Manager
    • American Honda Motor Company
      Erik Wedin, Manager, Corporate Community Relations
    • Bank of America
      Daniel Timmons, SVP, Global Client Market Executive

    • Robert Bush Corporation
      Bob Bush, Founding Member & Former LAEDC Chair
    • Bolton & Company
      Mike Morey, COO
    • California Resources Corporation
      Richard Venn, Director, Communications
    • 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
      Dr. Dianne Harrison, President
    • 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
      Kathy Banuelos, Vice President of Legal & Government Affairs 
    • County of Los Angeles
      Sachi Hamai, Chief Executive Officer
    • Crown Castle
      Mark Guillen, Manager Public Affairs
    • David Fleming 
      Founding Member & Former LAEDC Chair
    • 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 | 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, Office of Transformation Past LAEDC Chair
    • LACMTA
      Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer
    • Los Angeles County Public Works Department
      Mark Pestrella, Executive Director, Department of Public Works
    • Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board
      Cherylynn Hoff, Strategic Initiatives Manager
    • Los Angeles Rams
      Maria Camacho, Government Affairs
    • Los Angeles World Airports
      Justin Erbacci, CEO
    • Lundquist Institute
      Dr. David Meyer, President & CEO
    • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
      Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager
    • Nissen Consulting Group
      Steve Nissen, Principal, LAEDC Chair
    • 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
      Katy Yaroslavsky, Environment & Arts Policy Deputy
    • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
      Jayme S. Wilson, Representative
    • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
      Monica Banken, Workforce and Economic Development Deputy
    • Port of Long Beach
      Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Chief Commercial Officer
    • Port of Los Angeles
      Gene Seroka, Executive Director
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
      Benjamin Luedeke, Partner
    • Servicon Systems, Inc.
      Laurie Sewell, President 
    • Southern California Edison
      Michael Backstrom, Managing Director, Energy & Environmental Policy
    • Southern California Gas Company
      Geoffrey Danker, AICP, Policy & Environmental Strategy
    • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
      Jake Loftus, Of Counsel
    • SUNHC
      Raymond Holdsworth, CEO + Co-Founder, Past LAEDC Chair
    • Tech Mahindra
      Mihika Baruah, Country Manager, Southern California
    • Turner Construction
      Reed McMains, Vice President + General Manager, SoCal
    • UCLA
      Gene Block, Chancellor
    • Union Bank
      Todd Hollander, Managing Director
    • Univision Communications, Inc.
      Luis Patino, Senior Vice President & General Manager
    • US Bank
      Rudy Medina, President, Southern California Market
    • USC
      Sam Garrison, Senior Vice President, University Relations
    • 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)

    • Acara Solutions
      Ryan Stenvick, VP Business Development, West
    • Amgen, Inc.
      Matthew Welsh, Government Affairs Manager
    • Arizona State University
      Alison Scott Dean, Engagement and Partnerships
    • Art Center College of Design
      Jered Gold, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
    • Bank of China
      Yong Ou, Branch Manager
    • The Boeing Company
      Mark Taylor, Director, State & Local Government Operations
    • BYD Motors, Inc.
      Stella Li, Chief Executive Officer
    • 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
    • Citibank N.A
      James Alva, SVP Community Development
    • Citrus College
      Michael Wangler, Dean of Career, Technical & Continuing Education
    • City of Arcadia
      Tim Schwehr, Economic Development Analyst
    • City of Beverly Hills
      John Mirisch, Mayor
    • 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, Assistant City Manager
    • City of Gardena
      Tasha Cerda, Mayor
    • City of Irwindale
      Marilyn Simpson, Community Development Director
    • City of Industry
      Sam Pedroza, Public Affairs Manager
    • City of Lancaster
      Chenin Dow, Economic Development Director
    • City of Long Beach
      John Keisler, Director of Economic Development
    • City of Monrovia
      Craig Jimenez, Community Development Director
    • City of Palmdale
      Mike Behen, Acting Director Economic & Community Development
    • 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
      Tara Worden, Business Development Analyst
    • College of the Canyons
      Jeffrey Forrest, Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development
    • Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County
    • Compton College
      Keith Curry, President
    • 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
    • ICBC Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
      Alice Gao, SVP, Head of Commercial Banking
    • Junior Achievement 
      Les McCabe, President & CEO
    • JVS
      Mark Edwards, VP of Government Relations
    • Kelly Services
      Genine Wilson, Region Manager
    • KPMG LLP
      Jim Adams, Advisory Principal
    • LA/OC Regional Consortium + Center of Excellence
      Alex Davis, Executive Director
    • Los Angeles City College
    • Los Angeles Community College District
      Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor
    • 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
      Dr. Seher Awan, President
    • Los Angeles Trade Technical College
      Dr. Katrina Vanderwoude, President
    • 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
      Christine McGlade, Vice President, Space Park
    • 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. Alexis Montevirgen, President
    • Rio Hondo College
      Mike Slavich, Dean of Career Technical Education
    • RSM US LLP
      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
    • Skanska
      Ellen Mair, Director, Business Development and Edward Segovia, VP, Operations
    • Space X
      Bret Johnsen, CFO
    • 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
      Angie Mancillas, Government Affairs Representative
    • 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

LAEDC Affiliate Members

Catalina Express
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

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 Biomedical

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