Julia Coronado

President & Founder
MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC

Economic Forecast

Shannon Sedgwick

Director, Institute for Applied Economics
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Breakout Discussion Panelists


Each year countless initiatives attempt to address the needs of the local and national housing ecosystem. Some make progress, but few bring the multitude of partners in the ecosystem together to ensure an approach grounded in research, equity, and sustainability. Leaders in the private and public sectors, from philanthropy to developers, will discuss approaches that can address, affordable housing, zoning practices, housing availability, homelessness, and more.  

Amy Anderson (Moderator)

Senior Vice President, Lead Social Impact & Sustainability Specialist Housing Affordability
Wells Fargo & Company

Robin Hughes

President & CEO
Abode Communities

Isela Gracian

Senior Deputy of Homelessness & Housing
LA County Supervisor District 2

Miguel Santana

President & CEO
Weingart Foundation

Greg Leung

Chief Executive Officer
Connect Homes

Robert Lo

Executive Vice President & Head of Commercial Real Estate Banking
East West Bank


With new state and federal funding being pumped into the economy, the infrastructure ecosystem is sure to receive the greatest financial support. This discussion will explore how partners can collaboratively utilize the funding via land, air, and sea projects to create a more equitable recovery in our communities. Private sector companies also have a significant voice as these companies contribute to the buildout of infrastructure in the communities they operate.

Kome Ajise (Moderator)

Executive Director
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

Stephanie Wiggins

Los Angeles County Metro

Charles Dougherty

Vice President & Economist
Wells Fargo

Justin Erbacci

Los Angeles World Airports

Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Deputy Executive Director, Administration and Operations
Port of Long Beach, California


Innovation continues to spur new strategies that have benefited both the employer of today and the future entrepreneur. This discussion will explore two verticals of Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development. Panelists will discuss the development of new technologies and strategies to solidify the success and impact of their creative businesses while keeping in mind the retention of the workforce Thought leaders will discuss specific ways these two verticals can advance economic growth, sustainability, resiliency, and equity throughout the region as we look at the transition economy and forecast beyond a pandemic.” 

Jane Oates (Moderator)


David Choi

Conrad N. Hilton Chair of Entrepreneurship
Loyola Marymount University

Tim Ryder

General Manager

Alex Rubalcava

Founder & Managing Partner
Stage Venture Partners

Closing Plenary Session

Aaron Osmond (Moderator)

US Lead Education to Workforce Team
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Tracy Gray

Founder and Managing Partner
The 22 Fund

Toks Omishakin


Gustavo Velasquez,

Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development