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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

Chairman
Mr. Jim Zortman 
Sector Vice President, Strategic Operations
Northrop Grumman

Vice Chairman
Ms. Janice Brown 
Founder
The Brown Law Group

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

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 of Directors

Mr. John Alderson 
Sr. Vice President  
Westfield 

Mr. Nelson Ackerly
Sr. Vice President  
Kilroy Realty Group 

Mr. Chris Amble
Regional Vice President
Wells Fargo

Mr. William Anderson
Principal/Vice President
AECOM

Mr. Mark Anderson 
Vice President & General Manager
Premier Food Services Management Group Inc. 

Mr. Jason Anderson
CEO
Cleantech San Diego

Assemblymember Toni Atkins
State of California

Mr. Bill Bacon
Executive Vice President
CBRE, Inc.

Mr. Ranjeet Banerjee
Worldwide President, Medication Management Solutions
BD

Mr. Joe Beery
Sr. Vice President & CIO
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Ms. Marla Black
CEO
Junior Achievement

Mr. Robert Blair
General Counsel
ViaSat

Mr. Linden Blue
Vice Chairman
General Atomics

Mr. Randy Bogle
Executive Director
San Diego Military Advisory Council

Ms. Thella Bowens
President & CEO
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Dr. Bob Brower
President
Point Loma Nazarene University

Ms. Stephanie Brown
VP Marketing & Public Relations
Manchester Financial Group

Mr. Robert Brownlie
Managing Partner
DLA Piper LLP

Mr. Malin Burnham
Chairman
The Burnham Foundation

Mr. Peter Callstrom
President & CEO
San Diego Workforce Partnership

Mr. Kevin Carroll
Executive Director
Tech San Diego

Mr. Rafael Castellanos
Commissioner
Port of 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

Dr. Michael Cunningham
Chancellor
National University System

Mr. Steven Davis
Executive Vice President of External Affairs & Corporate Strategy
Sempra Energy

Mayor Jim Desmond
City of San Marcos

Ms. Jo Marie Diamond
President & CEO
East County EDC

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 & Executive Director
Kaiser Permanente

Mr. Jeremy Fitzpatrick
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
KIO Networks 

Mr. Norm Fjeldheim 
Sr. Vice President & CIO
Illumina Inc.

Mr. Robert Frances
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP

Mr. Yehudi 'Gaf' Gaffen
CEO
GAFCON

Mr. Gary Gallegos
Executive Director
SANDAG

Ms. Laura Garrett
Sr. Vice President, HR
TaylorMade

Mr. William Geppert
EDC Chairman Emeritus

Ms. Cindy Gompper-Graves
CEO
South County Economic Development Council

Mr. Kevin Graney
Vice President & General Manager
General Dynamics NASSCO

Mr. David Hale
Chairman
Hale BioPharma Ventures

Mayor Matt Hall
City of Carlsbad

Dr. James Harris
President
University of San Diego

Dr. Karen Haynes
President
CSU San Marcos

Mr. Baron Herdelin-Doherty
CEO
YMCA San Diego

Dr. Elliot Hirshman
President
San Diego State University

Ms. Linde Hotchkiss
Managing Partner
Willis Insurance Services

Mr. Don Ings
Retired President
Solar Turbines Inc.

Mr. Keith B. Jones
Managing Principal
Ace Parking

Mr. Reginald Jones
President & CEO
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

Mr. Stath Karras
Executive Director
USD Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate

Mr. Tim Kelley
President & CEO
Imperial Valley EDC

Councilmember Mark Kersey
City of San Diego

Mr. Daniel Khabie
Global & North America CEO
Mirum Agency

​Dr. Pradeep Khosla
Chancellor
UCSD

Mr. Kurt Kicklighter
Partner
Dentons US

Mr. Joe Kight
Vice President, Mid-Corporate Banking  
Union Bank

Mr. Bob Koerber
Vice President, General Manager
BAE Systems

Mr. Pablo Koziner
President
Solar Turbines Incorporated

Mr. Andrew Lee
CEO
ESET

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

Ms. Shelley Lyford
President & CEO
Gary & Mary West Foundation

Dr. Magda Marquet
Founder & Co-CEO
Alma LifeSciences LLC

Mr. Peter Martini
President
iboss Network Security

Mr. David Mayagoitia
President  
Tijuana EDC

Mr. Greg McKee
CEO
CONNECT

Ms. Kris Michell
President
Downtown San Diego Partnership

Ms. Cindy Miles 
Chancellor  
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Mr. Vince Mudd
Managing Partner 
Carrier Johnson + Culture 

Mr. Rory Moore
CEO
CommNexus

Mr. Joseph Panetta
President & CEO
BIOCOM

Mr. Julian Parra
Sr. Vice President, Market Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Dr. James Perkins
COO
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Mr. Jack Raymond
Chairman
Raymond Companies

Ms. Trindl Reeves
Principal
Barney & Barney, LLC

Mr. Robert Rief
Executive Director 
San Diego Sports Innovators 

Supervisor Ron Roberts
County of San Diego

Mr. Greg Rollet
CEO
American Internet Services

Mr. Steve Rosetta
Vice Chairman
Cushman & Wakefield

Mr. Dan Ryan
Executive Vice President
Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Mayor Mary Salas 
City of Chula Vista 

Mr. Jerry Sanders
President & CEO
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Tom Seidler 
Sr. Vice President Community & Military Affairs
San Diego Padres 

Ms. Maureen Stapleton
General Manager
San Diego County Water Authority

Mr. Seth Stein
President
Eastridge Workforce Solutions

Ms. Michelle Sterling 
EVP Human Resources 
Qualcomm, Inc. 

Mr. Steve Stoloff
CEO
VAVi Sport & Social

Mr. Tom Sudberry
Chairman
Sudberry Properties

Mr. Craig Swenson
President & CEO
Ashford University

Mr. Joe Terzi
President & CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority

Mr. Pat Tiernan
COO
Stone Brewing Co. 

Mr. Peter Townshend
Partner
Perkins Coie

Mr. Greg Vega
Partner
Seltzer Caplan

Mr. Robert Watkins
President & Chairman
R.J. Watkins & Co.

Mr. James Watson
President & CEO
California Manufacturing & Technology Consulting

Mr. Tim West
Managing Director, Market Manager
Chase

Mr. Bob Westfall
President & CEO
Solatube International

Mr. Harvey White
Chairman
SHW²

Ms. Barbara Wight
CFO
Taylor Guitars

Mr. Stephen Williams
Managing Principal
SENTRE Partners, Inc.

Mr. Thomas Wornham
President & CEO
San Diego Private Bank


Sources

  • As of November 4, 2016