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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. Chris Amble
Regional Vice President
Wells Fargo

Mr. Jason Anderson
President & CEO
Cleantech San Diego

Mr. William Anderson
Principal/Vice President

Dr. David Andrews
National University System

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

Mr. Norm Fjeldheim
Sr. Vice President, CIO & Head of Global Facilities
Illumina Inc.

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

Dr. Karen Haynes
California State University San Marcos

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

Mr. Ky Lewis
Sr. Vice President & General Counsel
Sharp Healthcare

Ms. Shelley Lyford
President & CEO
West Health

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

Mr. Joseph Panetta
President & CEO

Mr. Tom Pellette
Solar Turbines Incorporated

Ms. Stacey Pennington
SLP Urban Planning

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. Jarrod Russell
Executive Director 
Startup San Diego

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.


Mr. Pat Sullivan
Executive Director

Honorary Directors

Mr. Vince Mudd
Managing Partner
Carrier Johnson + Culture

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. Jack Raymond
Raymond Companies

Retired VADM Jim Zortman
Immediate Past Chair
San Diego Regional EDC


  • As of May 3, 2019