Board of Governors

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

The LAEDC Board of Governors comprises Los Angeles County businesses, government, and education leaders. Our Meetings feature keynote speakers who present critical organizational issues and regional information.

To learn more about membership, visit our Membership page or contact Vice President of Strategic Relations Melissa Kham.

  • Executive Committee

    LAEDC Executive Committee members also serve on the Board of Governors

    • ABL Inc.
      David Abel, Founder
    • ACT-1 Group
      Brett Howroyd, President
    • Alston & Bird LLP
      Tom Wingard, Partner-in-Charge
    • Amazon
      Ron Frierson, Director of Economic Development, U.S. West Region
    • Amazon Web Services Educate
      Mariana Holliday, Global Program Lead, Education to Workforce Solutions
    • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • California Community Foundation
      Jarret Barrios, SVP of Strategic Community and Programmatic Initiatives
    • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
      Frances Teves, Interim 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
    • Capital Group Companies
      David Foley, Quantitative Analyst
    • Caruso
      Luciralia Ibarra, Vice President of Planning, Land Use, and Government Affairs
    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
      Thomas M. Priselac, President + CEO
    • Center for Nonprofit Management
      Center for Nonprofit Management
      Efrain Escobedo, President & CEO
    • Chevron
      Jeff Wilson, Manager, Corporate Affairs
    • Citibank N.A
      Halé Behzadi, Managing Director, Global Market Manager
    • City National Bank
      Aaron Cohen, Executive Vice President
    • Comcast NBCUniversal
      Yvette Estrada Senior Manager, Government Affairs
    • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
      Jeffrey Forrest, Director, Older Youth Initiatives
    • County of Los Angeles
      Fesia Davenport, Chief Executive Officer
    • David Fleming 
      David Fleming, Former LAEDC Chair
    • Deloitte
      Jodie Lesh, Managing Director
    • Dentons
      Tom Vandiver, Partner
    • DLA Piper
      John Loftus, Partner
    • East West Bank
      Travis Kiyota, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Corporate Affairs
    • Employment Training Panel
      Robert Meyer, Director of Economic Development
    • 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
      Barbara A. Jones, Co-Managing Shareholder
    • Hackman Capital Partners
      Zach Sokoloff, Vice President, Asset Management
    • ICG Advisors, LLC
      Jeff Assaf, Senior Managing Director
    • Jacobs
      Gerard Orozco, Vice President & Executive Client Account Manager
    • JP Morgan Chase Bank
      Brennon Crist, Managing Director of Middle Market Banking
    • Junior Achievement of Southern California
      Les McCabe, Ph.D., President and CEO
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Metro
      Bryan Sastokas, Chief Information Officer
    • Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
      Gene Hale
    • Latino Restaurant Association
      Lilly  Rocha, CEO & Executive Director
    • Los Angeles County Public Works Department
      Mark Pestrella, Executive Director, Department of Public Works
    • Los Angeles County Workforce Development
      Kelly LoBianco, Executive Director
    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
      Bryan Schweickert, Assistant Director, Key Accounts Section, Customer Service Division
    • Los Angeles Rams
      Maria Camacho, Director of Government Affairs
    • Los Angeles Regional Consortium
      Dr. Narineh Makijan, Chair/Assistant Vice President
    • Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
      Adam Burke, President & CEO
    • Los Angeles World Airports
      Justin Erbacci, CEO
    • Meta (Facebook)
      Juan Salazar, Local Policy and Community Affairs
    • Nissen Consulting Group
      Steve Nissen, President & CEO, Former LAEDC Chair
    • Nixon Peabody LLP
      Bryan LeRoy, Los Angeles Office Managing Partner
    • Occidental College
      Harry J. Elam, Jr., President
    • O’Connor Cochran LLP
      Maura O’Connor, Managing Partner, Former LAEDC Chair
    • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis
      Goetz Wolff, Appointee for Supervisor Hilda Solis
    • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath
      Kathleen Rawson, Chief Executive Officer – The Hollywood Partnership
    • 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
      Schenae Rourk, Appointed by Supervisor Holly Mitchell
    • O’Melveny
      Steven J. Olson, Partner
    • Port of Long Beach
      Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Managing Director of Commercial Operations & Chief Commercial Officer
    • Port of Los Angeles
      Gene Seroka, Executive Director
    • RSM US LLP
      David Hill, Partner
    • Servicon Systems, Inc.
      Laurie Sewell, President 
    • Silverstein Properties, Inc.
      Bill Dacunto, Executive Vice President
    • Southern California Edison
      Zanku Armenian, Director, Public Affairs
    • Southern California Gas Company
      Diana Boyadijian, Senior Government Affairs Manager
    • Talino Venture Labs
      Winston Damarillo, Founder and CEO
    • UCLA
      Gene Block, Chancellor
    • UCLA Extension
      Eric A. Bullard, Ph.D., Dean of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension
    • UCLA Health
      Santiago Munoz, Chief Strategy Officer
    • Univision Communications, Inc.
      Jim Coronado, Vice President, Business Development
    • US Bank
      Spencer Smith, Commercial Banking Group Manager
    • USC
      Effie Turnbull-Sanders, Vice President of Civic Engagement and Economic Partnerships
    • Watson Land Company
      Jeffrey R. Jennison, President
    • Waymo
      Ellie Casson, Head of City Policy and Government Affairs
    • Wells Fargo Bank
      Angela Yim-Sullivan Market Executive, Senior Vice President
    • Western States Petroleum Association
      Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President
    • Whittier College
      Timothy Anderson, Vice President of Development and New Ventures
    • Working Nation
      Art Bilger, Founder and CEO
    • Board of Governors

      LAEDC Membership

      • ArtCenter College of Design
        Jered Gold, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
      • Arizona State University
        Dulce Vasquez, Director of Strategic Partnerships
      • ArroyoWest
        Jesse Torres, Principal
      • Bank of China
        Jimmy Tang Associate, Business Development Department
      • Bernards
        Lee Sehon, Vice President of Commercial Operations
      • The Boeing Company
        Mark Taylor, Director, State & Local Government Operations
      • California Community Foundation
        Maria de la Luz Garcia, Senior Program Officer, Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships
      • Charter Communications
        Stephen Sawyer, Director of Government Affairs
      • Citrus College
        Michael Wangler, Dean of Career, Technical & Continuing Education
      • City of Arcadia
      • City of Beverly Hills
        John Mirisch, Councilmember
      • City of Burbank
        Mary Hamzoian, Economic Development Manager
      • City of Compton
      • City of Carson
        LaToya Butler, Business and Employment Development
      • City of Culver City
      • City of Duarte
        Craig Hensley, Director of Community Development
      • City of El Segundo
        Barbara Voss, Economic Development Manager
      • City of Gardena
        Jackie Choi, Economic Development Manager
      • City of Irwindale
        Marilyn Simpson, Principal Planner
      • City of Industry
        Sam Pedroza, Public Affairs Manager
      • City of Lancaster
        Chenin Dow, Economic Development Manager
      • City of Lomita
        Ryan Smoot, City Manager
      • City of Monrovia
        Craig Jimenez, Community Development Director
      • City of Montebello
        Michael Chee, Deputy Director, Public Affairs
      • City of Palmdale
        Luis Garibay, Director of Economic and Community Development
      • City of Pasadena
        David Klug, Economic Development Manager
      • City of Rancho Palos Verdes
        Karina Bañales, Deputy City Manager
      • City of Pico Rivera
        Julia Gonzalez, Community & Economic Development Deputy Director
      • City of Rosemead
        Ben Kim, Acting City Manager
      • City of Santa Fe Springs
        Wayne Morrell, Director of Planning
      • City of Santa Monica
        Jennifer Taylor, Economic Development Administrator
      • City of South El Monte
        Rene Salas, City Manager
      • City of South Gate
        Chris Jeffers, City Manager
      • City of Torrance
        Fran Fulton, Economic Development Manager
      • City of Vernon
        Carlos R. Fandino Jr., City Administrator
      • City of West Hollywood
        Tara Worden, Business Development Analyst
      • College of the Canyons
        John Milburn, Interim Vice President, Workforce and Economic Advancement
      • Compton Community College
        Lynell R Wiggins, Director of Adult Ed & Workforce Development
      • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
        Qiana Charles, Vice President, Regional Executive
      • 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
      • Global Green
        William Bridge, CEO
      • Globant
        Gautam V.
      • Google
        Javier González, Head of California Local Government Affairs, Public Policy, & External Affairs
      • Grifols Biologicals LLC
        Karen Glenn Martinez, Corporate Affairs Senior Manager
      • Hospital Association of Southern California
        Adena Tessler, Regional Vice President, Greater Los Angeles Area
      • Insperity
        Eric Swift, Business Performance Advisor
      • Jeff Bomberger
        Author, Meditation Coach, Intuitive Guide
      • KPMG LLP
        Bindiya Khurana, Principal, Advisory
      • Los Angeles City College
        Armando Rivera-Figueroa, Dean of Economic and Workforce Education
      • Los Nietos School District
        William W. Gideon Jr., Ed.D, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction
      • Loyola Marymount University
        Dayle Smith, Phd, Dean, College of Business Administration
      • Lynwood Unified School District
        Patrick Gittisriboongul, Ed.D, Asst. Superintendent, Technology & Innovation
      • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
        Christine Frey, Government & Regional Affairs
      • Microsoft
        Tim Ryder, General Manager Microsoft Manufacturing
      • Mt. San Antonio College
        Bill Scroggins, President
      • Northrop Grumman
        Matthew Garth, Public Affairs
      • NPower
        Punita Patel, Placement Manager
      • Pasadena City College
        Salvatrice Cummo, Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development
      • Ron Tomson
        Sharon Bensason, President
      • 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
        Papia Gambelin, Managing Director
      • Valley Presbyterian Hospital
        Gustavo Valdespino, President & CEO
      • 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
      • LAEDC Affiliate Members
        • Acara Solutions
        • ArroyoWest
        • AvAirPros
        • AV Edge
        • Catalina Express
        • Central City Association and Downtown Center Business Improvement District
        • Eddy Associates
        • Hatch Spaces
        • Junior Achievement (JA)
        • JVS SoCal
        • Larta Institute
        • Leavenworth Endeavors
        • Los Angeles Local Development Corporation
        • Latino Coalition for Community Leadership
        • Pasadena Promos
        • Strength Based Community Change (SBCC)
      • LAEDC Strategic Partners
        • Asia Society of Southern California
        • California Fashion Association
        • Community Foundation of the Valleys
        • Japan Business Association
        • National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles
        • Bizfed
        • California Stewardship Network (CSN)
        • Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles
        • Biocom California
        • British American Business Council
        • Japan America Society of Southern California
        • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
        • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
      • LAEDC Regional Development Partners
        • San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
        • Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation
        • The Valley Economic Alliance
        • Previous Board Chairs
          • 2022/2023 Steve Olson,
            Partner, O'Melveny
          • 2021/2022 Rudy Medina,
            Southern California Market President, U.S. Bank
          • 2020/2021 Steve Nissen,
            President and CEO, Nissen Consulting Group
          • 2019/2020 Dianne Harrison,
            President, CSU Northridge (CSUN)
          • 2018/2019 Eric Rowen,
            Principal Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
          • 2017/2018 Jodie Lesh,
            SVP, National Delivery System Strategy, Planning and Design at Kaiser Permanente
          • 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