LAEDC is effective because of the leadership of our members.  Please take a moment to meet the individuals below!


Jodie Lesh, SVP, Strategic Planning & Design at Kaiser Permanente

Jodie Lesh, SVP National Delivery System Strategy, Planning and Design for Kaiser Permanente, leads the national program’s delivery system strategy and innovation efforts, including the development of capital projects in excess of $3 billion per year designed to ensure adequate clinical and administrative capacity.  Additionally, Jodie leads and supports, through her Innovational Consultancy, Sidney Garfield Center and Strategic Design functions, initiatives designed to achieve Kaiser Permanente’s Total Health objectives.

LAEDC Vice Chairs

Eric Rowen

Principal Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Immediate Past Chair

Christopher C. Martin, FAIA, CEO and Chairman, AC Martin & Martin Project Management

Christopher C. Martin is the third generation leader of AC Martin, one of California’s most venerable architecture and design firms. His architectural work has contributed to the economic vitality of downtown Los Angeles, and as a civic leader he has devoted a significant portion of his time to critical issues facing the City and County of Los Angeles. Currently under development is the new Wilshire Grand Redevelopment Project in downtown Los Angeles, where Martin Project Management (MPM) is the Owner’s Development Manager.  As the CEO and President of MPM, Chris is resurrecting the role of Master Architect that Albert C. Martin Jr. and Edward J. Martin played in the creation of the modern downtown skyline.

Past LAEDC Chairs include


2016/2017   Chris Martin, CEO and Chairman of AC Martin and Martin Project Management

2015/2016   Praful Kulkarni, founding partner of gkk works

2014/2015   Raul A. Anaya, President, Bank of America – Greater Los Angeles Region

2013/2014   Lew Horne, President, CBRE Inc., Greater Los Angeles and Orange County Region

2012/ 2013   Christopher Carey, Chief Financial Officer, City National Bank

2011/ 2012   Robert Hertzberg, California State Senator and former Speaker of the California State Assembly

2010/2011   Maura O’Connor, O’Connor Cochran LLP

2009/2010   Lloyd Greif, USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies