LAEDC staff are all working remotely during “Safer at Home” COVID-19 protocols.  LAEDC is fully operational and assisting businesses and nonprofits during this time to help them overcome challenges and avoid layoffs.  Please see our resource page HERE, and contact our business assistance team at:  [email protected]

For general inquiries, please call 1-213-622-4300 or email us at [email protected]

Media (reporter) inquiries, please dial 213-236-4847

LAEDC is located at 444 South Flower Street, Suite 3700, Los Angeles, CA 90071.  Driving & Parking directions HERE

Executive Office

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

Stephen Cheung
Executive Vice President, LAEDC
President, WTCLA
Biography
213-236-4883
email Stephen Cheung

David Flaks
President and Chief Operating Officer
Biography
213.622.4300
email David Flaks

Administration

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

Sonia Estrada
Director of Accounting
Biography
213.622.4300
email Sonia Estrada vcardicon

Esmeraldo Ballada
Accounting Supervisor
213.622.4300
email Esmeraldo Ballada vcardicon

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

Tessa Swift
Administrative Assistant
213.622.4800
email Esmeraldo Ballada

Business Assistance

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

Carrie Rogers
Sr Vice President, Business Assistance & Development
Biography
213.236.4824
email Carrie Rogers vcardicon

Andrew Weddle
Manager, Business Assistance & Development
213.236.4839
email Dee Hines

Barbara Levine
Senior District Manager
Biography
310.466.5197
email Barbara Levine vcardicon

Leonard Barrales
District Manager
Biography
213.725.4938
email Leonard Barrales vcardicon

Bob Machuca
Senior District Manager
Biography
626.856.3400
email Bob Machuca vcardicon

Linden Johnson
Regional Manager, Business Assistance & Development
Biography
213.236.4839
email Linden Johnson vcardicon

Joe Torres
Senior District Manager
Biography
213.448.1804
email Bob Machuca vcardicon

Economic Research

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

Eric Hayes
Associate Economist
Biography
213.236.4820

Tyler Laferriere
Associate Economist
Biography
213.236.4888

Industry Cluster Development

Judy Kruger
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives &
Industry Cluster Development
Biography
213.236.4837
email Nik Poghosyan

Jessica Ku Kim
Senior Director of Workforce Development
Biography
213.236.4835
email Shannon Sedgwick

Claire Anderson
Workforce Development Program Manager
Biography
213.236.4828
email Shannon Sedgwick

Collette Hanna
Strategic Initiatives Manager
Biography
213-236-4838
email Stephen Cheung

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

Jacqueline Johnson
Administrative Assistant
Digital Media & Entertainment (DME)
Industry Cluster Development
213-236-4848
email Jacqueline

Communications

Lawren Markle
Senior Director of Communications
Biography
213.236.4847
email Lawren Markle

Strategic Relations (Memberships & Events)

Elsa Flores
Vice President, Strategic Relations
Biography
213.236.4815
email Elsa Flores vcardicon

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

Ivy Arias
Marketing Manager
213.236.4884
email Ivy A C Bliss

World Trade Center Los Angeles

Stephen Cheung
President,
World Trade Center Los Angeles
and Executive Vice President, 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