Our Board of Directors

EDC’s board is comprised of directors and trustees responsible for the strategic management of our nonprofit corporation.

Directors are senior-level executives representing our investor companies. Trustees are critical stakeholders in our economic development mission. The board approves and oversees the implementation of organizational annual goals, which positively impact the economic vitality of our region. EDC’s Executive Committee is comprised of officers and committee leaders.

Executive Committee

Ms. Jennie Brooks


Ms. Jennie Brooks

Sr. Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

Mr. Rob Douglas

Vice Chair

Mr. Rob Douglas

President & COO
ResMed, Inc.

Ms. Lisette Islas

Vice Chair, Inclusive Growth

Ms. Lisette Islas

EVP & Chief Impact Officer

Mr. Tom Seidler


Mr. Tom Seidler

Sr. Vice President Community & Military Affairs
San Diego Padres

Ms. Barbara Wight


Ms. Barbara Wight

Taylor Guitars

Ms. Kimberly Becker

Global Competitiveness Council Co-Chair

Ms. Kimberly Becker

President & CEO
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Dr. Bob Brower

Governance Committee Chair

Dr. Bob Brower

Point Loma Nazarene University

Ms. Janice Brown

Past Board Chair

Ms. Janice Brown

Meyers Nave

Dr. Sunita Cooke

Economic Development Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Sunita Cooke

MiraCosta College

Mr. Kevin Pegels

Economic Development Committee Co-Chair

Mr. Kevin Pegels

Head of Global Quality & Operations

Ms. Laura Garrett

HR Forum Co-Chair

Ms. Laura Garrett

Sr. Vice President, Global HR

Ms. Karen Reinhardt

HR Forum Co-Chair

Ms. Karen Reinhardt

Head of HR, US

Ms. June Komar

Director At Large

Ms. June Komar

Corporate EVP
Scripps Health

Mr. Bruce Folkmann

Director at Large

Mr. Bruce Folkmann

President & CFO
San Diego Gas & Electric

Mr. Mark Cafferty

Mr. Mark Cafferty

President & CEO
San Diego Regional EDC

Board and Trustees

Ms. Heather Ace

Qualcomm Inc

Mr. Nelson Ackerly

Senior Vice President
Kilroy Realty Group

Mr. Chris Amble

Market Executive
Wells Fargo

Mr. Jason Anderson

President & CEO
Cleantech San Diego

Mr. David Arida

Cue Health

Mr. Doug Arthur

President & CEO

President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins

California State Assembly

RDML Mark Balmert

Executive Director
San Diego Military Advisory Council

Dr. Neil Bence

VP of Oncology Discovery & San Diego Site Head
Bristol Myers Squibb

Mr. Tom Bethmann

Layton Construction

Mr. Phil Blair

Executive Officer
Manpower San Diego

Mr. Robert Blair

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Mr. Linden Blue

Vice Chairman
General Atomics

Mr. Steve Brass

President & Chief Operating Officer
WD-40 Company

Ms. Betsy Brennan

President & CEO
Downtown San Diego Partnership

Ms. Kimberly Brewer

SVP, Development

Ms. Rho Cauley Bruner

Managing Director, Aeronautics Systems
Northrop Grumman

Mr. Erik Bruvold

San Diego North EDC

Ms. Debora Burke

Vice President & General Counsel
General Dynamics NASSCO

Mr. Malin Burnham

Burnham Center for Community Advancement

Mr. Peter Callstrom

President & CEO
San Diego Workforce Partnership

Councilmember Raul Campillo

City of San Diego

Mr. Gordon Carrier

President & Design Principle
Carrier Johnson

Mr. Kevin Carroll

Executive Director
Tech San Diego

Mr. Rafael Castellanos

Board of Port Commissioners

Mr. David Cherashore

Executive Vice President
Evans Hotels

Mr. Cliff Cho

SVP and Market Executive
Bank of America

Ms. Julie Coker

President & CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority

Ms. Miranda Evans

Special Projects Manager, Economic Development
City of Chula Vista

Ms. Kelly Davis

Chief Strategy Officer, SVP of Operations
Sony Electronics

Ms. Donna DeBerry

Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Adela de la Torre

San Diego State University

Mr. Dennis Doucette

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Mr. Mark Field

Vice President, Software Engineering
Insulet Corporation

Ms. Jane Finley

SVP & Area Manager
Kaiser Permanente

Mr. Daniel Fitzgerald

Regional Director
San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network

Ms. Alison Fleury

SVP Business Development
Sharp HealthCare

Dr. Patricio Frias

President & CEO
Rady Children's Hospital

Mr. Yehudi 'Gaf' Gaffen


Dr. James Harris

University of San Diego

Mr. Ingo Hentschel

Senior Vice President
Cox Communications

Mr. Hasan Ikhrata

Executive Director

Mr. Jason Jager

Senior Partner & Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group

Mr. Carlos Jaramillo

Tijuana EDC

Mr. Keith B. Jones

Managing Principal & Partner
Ace Parking

Dr. Steven Jones


Ms. Sandra Kerl

General Manager
San Diego County Water Authority

Dr. Pradeep Khosla

UC San Diego

Mr. Joe Kight

Managing Director | San Diego Corporate Banking
Union Bank of California

Mr. Mike Krenn

Connect w/SDVG

Ms. Kathie Lembo

President & CEO
South Bay Community Services

Ms. Shelley Lyford

President & CEO
West Health

Mr. Sheldon Lyn

McKinsey & Company

Ms. Anne Marbarger


Ms. Sandra McDonough

Paul Plevin Sullivan and Connaughton LLP

Ms. Tracy Murphy


Mr. Mike Neal

President & CEO
H.G. Fenton

Dr. Lynn Neault

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College

Dr. Ellen Neufeldt

California State University San Marcos

Dr. Deborah Nguyen

Site Head & Vice President, Head of GI/Inflammatory Drug Discovery Unit
Takeda San Diego

Mr. Jim O'Callaghan

President & CEO
South County EDC

Mr. Grant Oliphant

The Conrad Prebys Foundation

Mr. Tom Pellette

Solar Turbines Incorporated

Ms. MaryAnne Pintar

Chief of Staff
US Congressman Scott Peters

Mr. Alan Prohaska

Regional President & Head of Corporate Banking
PNC Bank

Ms. Halé Richardson

Vice President
HomeFed Corporation

Mr. Bob 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

RDML Bradley Rosen

Navy Liaison
Navy Region Southwest

Mr. Aaron Ryan

Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mr. Dan Ryan

Co-Chief Investment Officer & Regional Market Director, San Diego
Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Mr. Jerry Sanders

President & CEO
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Matt Sanford

Economic Development Manager
City of Carlsbad

Mr. James Sly

President & CEO
East County EDC

Ms. Sadie Stern


Mr. Mark Stuart

President & CEO
San Diego Foundation

Mr. Colton Sudberry

President & CEO
Sudberry Properties

Mr. Pete Townshend

Managing Partner
Townshend Venture Advisors, LLP

Mr. Thomas Turner

Vice President
CBRE Advisory & Transaction Services

Supervisor Nora Vargas

County of San Diego

Mr. Sidd Vivek

President & CEO
Junior Achievement of SD County

Mr. James Watson

President & CEO

Mr. Chris Williams

CEO of the West Region
Marsh McLennan