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Board of Directors and Trustees

“EDC has become the premier organization in the region. With a deep commitment to collaboration, EDC’s leadership and its partners are working more cohesively than ever to ensure San Diego is recognized for its innovation and technology – and its unparalleled lifestyle."

Former EDC Chairman Harvey White, co-founder, Qualcomm and founding chair, LEAP
June 20, 2016


Ms. Janice Brown
The Brown Law Group

Vice Chairman
Mr. Rob Douglas
President & COO
ResMed, Inc.

Vice Chairman
Mr. Julian Parra
Pacific Southwest Region Executive, Business Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ms. June Komar
Executive Vice President
Scripps Health

Mr. Phil Blair
President & CEO

Mr. Mark Cafferty
President & CEO
San Diego Regional EDC


Board and Trustees

Mr. Nelson Ackerly
Sr. Vice President
Kilroy Realty Group
Mr. Jason Anderson
President & CEO
Cleantech San Diego
Dr. David Andrews
National University System
Mr. Ernesto M. Arredondo Jr. 
Chief Banking Officer
Seacoast Commerce Bank
President pro Tempore Toni Atkins
California State Senate
Mr. Sam Attisha
Sr. Vice President/Region Manager
Cox Communications
Mr. David Bale
Executive Vice President/Commercial Banking Manager
California Bank & Trust
RDML Mark Balmert 
Executive Director
San Diego Military Advisory Council
Mr. Ranjeet Banerjee
Worldwide President, Medication Management Solutions
Ms. Kimberly Becker
President & CEO
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Mr. Joe Beery
Sr. Vice President & CIO
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Mr. Robert Blair
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Mr. Linden Blue
Vice Chairman
General Atomics
Ms. Betsy Brennan
President & CEO
Downtown San Diego Partnership
Mr. Dan Broderick
Regional Managing Principal 
Cushman & Wakefield
Ms. Jennie Brooks
Vice President
Booz Allen Hamiliton
Dr. Bob Brower
Point Loma Nazarene University
Mr. Erik Bruvold
San Diego North EDC
Mr. Jack Burger
Burger Construction
Mr. Malin Burnham
The Burnham Foundation
Mr. Peter Callstrom
President & CEO
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Dr. Constance Carroll
Board Chair
San Diego Foundation
Mr. Kevin Carroll
Executive Director
Tech San Diego
Mr. David Cherashore
Executive Vice President
Evans Hotels
Dr. Sunita Cooke
MiraCosta College
Mr. Eric Crockett
Director of Economic Development
City of Chula Vista
Ms. Cynthia Curiel
Sector VP, Communications
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Dr. Adela de la Torre
San Diego State University
Ms. Jo Marie Diamond
President & CEO
East County EDC
Mr. Dennis Doucette
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Mr. Scott Drury
San Diego Gas & Electric
Mr. Jim Edwards
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
Cubic Corporation
Ms. Jane Finley
Sr. Vice President & Area Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Mr. Tom Fitzpatrick
Development Director
Ms. Alison Fluery
Sr. Vice President, Business Development
Sharp HealthCare
Mr. Robert Frances
Latham & Watkins LLP
Mr. Yehudi 'Gaf' Gaffen
Ms. Laura Garrett
Sr. Vice President Global HR
Supervisor Kristin Gaspar
District 3
County of San Diego
Ms. Cheryl Goodman
Head of Corporate Communications
Sony Electronics
Ms. Cindy Gompper-Graves
South County Economic Development Council
Mr. Kevin Graney
General Dynamics NASSCO
Mayor Matt Hall
City of Carlsbad
Mr. Dan Harrington
EVP & Chief Services Officer
Dr. James Harris
University of San Diego
Mr. Baron Herdelin-Doherty
President & CEO
YMCA San Diego
Mr. Carlos Higuera
Tijuana EDC
Ms. Linde Hotchkiss
Managing Partner
Willis Towers Watson
Ms. Lisette Islas
Chief Impact Officer
Mr. Hasan Ikhrata
Executive Director
Mr. Rudy Johnson
President & CEO
Neighborhood House Association   
Mr. Keith B. Jones
Managing Principal & Partner
Ace Parking
Mayor Rebecca Jones
City of San Marcos
Ms. Sheri Jones
Sr. Vice President, University Services and Strategic Planning
Ashford University
Dr. Donald Kearns
President Emeritus
Rady Children's Hospital
Mr. Tim Kelley
President & CEO
Imperial Valley EDC
Councilmember Mark Kersey
City of San Diego
Dr. Pradeep Khosla
UC San Diego
Mr. Joe Kight
Vice President, Mid-Corporate Banking
Union Bank
Ms. Kathryn Lembo
President & CEO
South Bay Community Services
Ms. Shelley Lyford
President & CEO
West Health
Ms. Kathleen Lynch
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Public Policy
Illumina Inc.
Mr. Jim Madaffer
Board Chair
San Diego County Water Authority
Mr. Bob Maxwell
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Layton Construction
Dr. Cindy Miles 
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Ms. Ann Moore
Port of San Diego
Mr. Mark Navarra
Managing Partner
Jerome's Furniture 
Mr. Mike Neal
President & CEO
H.G. Fenton
Mr. Chad Nelley
Executive Vice President of Operations
ESET North America
Dr. Ellen Neufeldt
California State University San Marcos
Mr. Joseph Panetta
President & CEO
Mr. Tom Pellette
Solar Turbines Incorporated
Ms. Stacey Pennington
SLP Urban Planning
Mr. Alan Prohaska
Sr. Vice President, Middle Market Leader
Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
Ms. Trindl Reeves
Principal, Chief Sales Officer
Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC
Mr. Gregory Richardson
Lead Advisor, Principal
Dowling & Yahnke
Mr. Robert Rief
Executive Director
San Diego Sport Innovators
Mr. Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe
President & CEO
San Diego Convention Center Corp.
Mr. Manual Rodriguez
Market President, SD Commercial Banking
U.S. Bank
Mr. Aaron Ryan
Region Manager, San Diego Middle Market Banking
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 
Mr. Dan Ryan
Executive Vice President
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Mr. Jerry Sanders
President & CEO
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Tom Seidler 
Sr. Vice President Community & Military Affairs
San Diego Padres
Mr. Seth Stein
Eastridge Workforce Solutions
Ms. Michelle Sterling 
EVP Human Resources
Qualcomm, Inc.
Mr. Tom Sudberry
Sudberry Properties
Mr. Joe Terzi
President & CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority
Mr. Matt Thoene
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. David Thomas, Jr.
Vice President & General Manager
BAE Systems
Mr. Pete Townshend
Managing Partner
Townshend Venture Advisors, LLP
Mr. Thomas Turner
Vice President
CBRE Advisory & Transaction Services
Mr. Jim Waring
Inclusive Growth Initiative
Mr. Robert Watkins
Board Member
Cal Baja Mega Region
Mr. James Watson
President & CEO
Mr. David Weitz
Head of Takeda CA & Global Research Externalization
Takeda California Inc. 
Ms. Barbara Wight
Taylor Guitars
Mr. Stephen Williams
Partner & Managing Principal
SENTRE Partners, Inc.
RDML Bette Bolivar
Navy Region Southwest
Mr. Pat Sullivan
Executive Director
Honorary Directors
Mr. William Geppert
Chair Strategic Roundtable
Mr. David Hale
Hale BioPharma Ventures
Mr. Stath Karras
Executive Director
USD Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
Mr. Vince Mudd
Managing Partner
Carrier Johnson + Culture
Mr. Jack Raymond
Raymond Companies
Mr. Tom Wornham
CalPrivate Bank
Retired VADM Jim Zortman
Immediate Past Chair
San Diego Regional EDC


  • As of August 2019