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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

Officers

Chair
Ms. Janice Brown
Founder
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

Treasurer
Ms. June Komar
Executive Vice President
Scripps Health

Secretary
Mr. Phil Blair
President & CEO
Manpower

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
President
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
BD
 
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
Viasat
 
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
President
Point Loma Nazarene University
 
Mr. Erik Bruvold
CEO
San Diego North EDC
 
Mr. Jack Burger
President
Burger Construction
 
Mr. Malin Burnham
Chairman
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
Superintendent/President
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
President
San Diego State University
 
Ms. Jo Marie Diamond
President & CEO
East County EDC
 
Mr. Dennis Doucette
Partner
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
 
Mr. Scott Drury
President
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
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
 
Ms. Alison Fluery
Sr. Vice President, Business Development
Sharp HealthCare
 
Mr. Robert Frances
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
 
Mr. Yehudi 'Gaf' Gaffen
CEO
GAFCON
 
Ms. Laura Garrett
Sr. Vice President Global HR
TaylorMade
 
Supervisor Kristin Gaspar
District 3
County of San Diego
 
Ms. Cheryl Goodman
Head of Corporate Communications
Sony Electronics
 
Ms. Cindy Gompper-Graves
CEO
South County Economic Development Council
 
Mr. Kevin Graney
President
General Dynamics NASSCO
 
Mayor Matt Hall
City of Carlsbad
 
Mr. Dan Harrington
EVP & Chief Services Officer
Teradata
 
Dr. James Harris
President
University of San Diego
 
Mr. Baron Herdelin-Doherty
President & CEO
YMCA San Diego
 
Mr. Carlos Higuera
President
Tijuana EDC
 
Ms. Linde Hotchkiss
Managing Partner
Willis Towers Watson
 
Ms. Lisette Islas
Chief Impact Officer
MAAC
 
Mr. Hasan Ikhrata
Executive Director
SANDAG
 
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
Chancellor
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 
Chancellor
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
 
Ms. Ann Moore
Commissioner
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
President
California State University San Marcos
 
Mr. Joseph Panetta
President & CEO
Biocom
 
Mr. Tom Pellette
President
Solar Turbines Incorporated
 
Ms. Stacey Pennington
Principal/Founder
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
President
Eastridge Workforce Solutions
 
Ms. Michelle Sterling 
EVP Human Resources
Qualcomm, Inc.
 
Mr. Tom Sudberry
Chairman
Sudberry Properties
 
Mr. Joe Terzi
President & CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority
 
Mr. Matt Thoene
Chief Executive Officer
AIS
 
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
Co-Chair
Inclusive Growth Initiative
 
Mr. Robert Watkins
Board Member
Cal Baja Mega Region
 
Mr. James Watson
President & CEO
CMTC
 
Mr. David Weitz
Head of Takeda CA & Global Research Externalization
Takeda California Inc. 
 
Ms. Barbara Wight
CFO
Taylor Guitars
 
Mr. Stephen Williams
Partner & Managing Principal
SENTRE Partners, Inc.
 
Liaisons
 
RDML Bette Bolivar
Commander
Navy Region Southwest
 
Mr. Pat Sullivan
Executive Director
SPAWAR
 
Honorary Directors
 
Mr. William Geppert
Chair Strategic Roundtable
 
Mr. David Hale
Chairman
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
Chairman
Raymond Companies
 
Mr. Tom Wornham
CEO
CalPrivate Bank
 
Retired VADM Jim Zortman
Immediate Past Chair
San Diego Regional EDC

Sources

  • As of August 2019