LAEDC staff are working remotely and LAEDC is fully operational and assisting businesses and non-profits to help them overcome challenges and avoid layoffs. 

For Small Business Resources: Visit www.laedc.org/coronavirus

For Business Assistance: Contact 213-309-8849 or [email protected]

For Press and Media (reporter) Inquiries:  Contact 213-236-4847 or [email protected].

For General Inquiries:  Contact 213-622-4300 or [email protected]

LAEDC Address: 444 South Flower Street, Suite 3700, Los Angeles, CA 90071.  Driving & Parking directions HERE

LAEDC Officers

William C. “Bill” Allen
Chief Executive Officer and President
Biography
213.236.4814
email Bill Allen

Stephen Cheung
Chief Operating Officer, LAEDC
President, WTCLA
Biography
213.236.4845
email Stephen Cheung

Susan D. Stel
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Biography
213.622.4300
email Susan Stel vcardicon

Kendal Turner
Executive Vice President
email Kendal Turner

Business Assistance

To find the Business Assistance team member in your region, click HERE

Jessica Ku Kim
Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development
Biography
213.236.4835
email Shannon Sedgwick

Barbara Levine
District Director
Biography
310.466.5197
email Barbara Levine vcardicon

Bob Machuca
District Director
Biography
626.856.3400
email Bob Machuca vcardicon

Leonard Barrales
District Manager
Biography
213.725.4938
email Leonard Barrales vcardicon

Linden Johnson
District Manager, Business Assistance & Development
Biography
213.509-4319
email Linden Johnson vcardicon

Ricky Michel
Manager, Business Assistance Program
(213) 309-8849
email Bob Machuca

Angela Amirkhanian
Manager, Small Business Program
email Angela

Seta Zorabian
Regional Manager, Together for LA
email Seta

Institute for Applied Economics (IAE)

Shannon Sedgwick
Director
Institute for Applied Economics
Biography
213.236.4831
email Shannon Sedgwick vcardicon

Alexander Specht
Associate Economist
Institute for Applied Economics
Biography
email Alexander Specht

Arthur Girard
Research Analyst
Institute for Applied Economics
Biography
email Arthur Girard

Max Dunsker
Research Analyst
Institute for Applied Economics
Biography
email Shannon Sedgwick

Strategic Initiatives & Workforce Development

Jessica Ku Kim
Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development
Biography
213.236.4835
email Shannon Sedgwick

Judy Kruger
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives &
Industry Cluster Development
Biography

email Nik Poghosyan

Isabel Duran
Administrative Manager
Industry Cluster Development
213-236-4885
email Isabel

Sulaiman Kenyatta
Policy Manager
Biography

email Shannon Sedgwick

Strategic Relations

Melissa Kham
Vice President, Strategic Relations
Biography
213.236.4815
email Shannon Sedgwick

Alex Medina
Director, Marketing and Communications
213.236.4847
email Alex Medina

Shane Cullen
Senior Manager, Event Programs
213.236.4812
email Ivy A C Bliss

Mariah Adedeji
Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing and Communications
email Mariah Adedeji

Riccardo Ruffolo
Program Manager, Strategic Relations
323.620.1781
email Ivy A C Bliss

World Trade Center Los Angeles

Stephen Cheung
President,
World Trade Center Los Angeles
and Chief Operating Officer, LAEDC
Biography
213-680-1888
www.wtcla.org

email Stephen Cheung

Michael A. Smith
Director, International Trade,
World Trade Center Los Angeles
Biography
213-236-4883
www.wtcla.org

email Stephen Cheung

Accounting & IT

Sonia Estrada
Director of Accounting
213.622.4300
email Sonia Estrada vcardicon

Esmeraldo Ballada
Accounting Manager
213.622.4300
email Esmeraldo Ballada vcardicon

Rick Davila
Manager, Information Systems & Office Administration
213.622.4300
email Rick Davila vcardicon