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

Chair

Ms. Jennie Brooks

Executive Vice President

Booz Allen Hamilton

Mr. Tom Seidler

Vice Chair

Mr. Tom Seidler

Sr. Vice President Community & Military Affairs

San Diego Padres

Ms. Lisette Islas

Vice Chair, Inclusive Growth

Ms. Lisette Islas

CEO

Lifeline Community Services

Ms. June Komar

Treasurer

Ms. June Komar

Corporate EVP

Scripps Health

Ms. Barbara Wight

Secretary

Ms. Barbara Wight

CFO

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

President

Point Loma Nazarene University

Ms. Janice Brown

Past Board Chair

Ms. Janice Brown

Principal

Meyers Nave

Dr. Sunita Cooke

Economic Development Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Sunita Cooke

Superintendent/President

MiraCosta College

Mr. Kevin Pegels

Economic Development Committee Co-Chair

Mr. Kevin Pegels

Head of Global Quality & Operations

Illumina

Ms. Laura Garrett

HR Forum Co-Chair

Ms. Laura Garrett

Sr. Vice President, Global HR

TaylorMade

Ms. Karen Reinhardt

HR Forum Co-Chair

Ms. Karen Reinhardt

Head of HR, US

ASML

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

Elected Directors

Ms. Heather Ace

CHRO
Qualcomm Inc

Mr. Nelson Ackerly

Senior Vice President
Kilroy Realty Group

Mr. Chris Amble

Market Executive
Wells Fargo

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. Robert Blair

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Viasat

Mr. Linden Blue

Vice Chairman
General Atomics

Mr. Steve Brass

President & CEO
WD-40 Company

Ms. Kimberly Brewer

SVP, Development
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Ms. Rho Cauley Bruner

Program Director, Triton Enterprise in Global Surveillance Division
Northrop Grumman

Ms. Debora Burke

Vice President & General Counsel
General Dynamics NASSCO

Mr. Malin Burnham

Chairman
The Burnham Foundation

Mr. Tiago Carneiro

Owner/Founder
Novo Brazil Brewing Co.

Mr. David Cherashore

Executive Vice President
Evans Hotels

Mr. Cliff Cho

SVP and Market Executive
Bank of America

Dr. Adela de la Torre

President
San Diego State University

Mr. Dan Denham

General Manager
San Diego County Water Authority

Mr. Dennis Doucette

Partner
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Mr. Mark Field

Vice President, Software Engineering
Insulet Corporation

Ms. Jane Finley

SVP & Area Manager
Kaiser Permanente

Ms. Alison Fleury

SVP Business Development
Sharp HealthCare

Dr. Patricio Frias

President & CEO
Rady Children's Hospital

Mr. Yehudi 'Gaf' Gaffen

CEO
GAFCON

Mr. Carlos Gonzales

Division President
Clark Construction

Dr. James Harris

President
University of San Diego

Mr. Dan Hedstrom

VP & CIO
Cubic Corp.

Mr. Eric Icke

VP & General Manager
BAE Systems Ship Repair

Mr. Jason Jager

Senior Partner & Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group

Mr. Keith B. Jones

Managing Principal & Partner
Ace Parking

Dr. Pradeep Khosla

Chancellor
UC San Diego

Mr. Jake Leach

COO
Dexcom

Ms. Kathie Lembo

President & CEO
SBCS

Ms. Shelley Lyford

CEO
West Health

Mr. Sheldon Lyn

Partner
McKinsey & Company

Ms. Laura MacNeel

Chief Legal Officer
Aya Healthcare

Mr. Arnulfo Manriquez

President & CEO
MAAC

Ms. Anne Marbarger

CEO
Curebound

Ms. Sandra McDonough

Partner
Paul Plevin Quarles

Ms. Juli Moran

Managing Director LCSP/ Life Sciences
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Mr. Mike Neal

President & CEO
H.G. Fenton

Dr. Ellen Neufeldt

President
California State University San Marcos

Dr. Deborah Nguyen

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

Dr. Carlos Nunez

CMO
ResMed

Mr. Grant Oliphant

CEO
The Conrad Prebys Foundation

Mr. Matt Reel

Vice President
Layton Construction

Mr. Manuel Rodriguez

Market President, SD Commercial Banking
U.S. Bank

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. Puneet Sarin

Worldwide President
BD

Mr. Mark Stuart

President & CEO
San Diego Foundation

Mr. Steve Stuckey

EVP & San Diego Market President
California Bank & Trust

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

Mr. Ray Varela

President
Carrier Johnson

Mr. Sidd Vivek

President & CEO
Junior Achievement of SD County

Mr. Chris Williams

CEO of the West Region
Marsh McLennan

Mr. Derrick York

President
Solar Turbines Incorporated

Trustees

Mr. Jason Anderson

President & CEO
Cleantech San Diego

President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

Senator
State of California

RDML Mark Balmert

Executive Director
SDMAC

Ms. Betsy Brennan

President & CEO
Downtown San Diego Partnership

Mr. Erik Bruvold

President & CEO
San Diego North EDC

Councilmember Raul Campillo

City of San Diego

Mr. Kevin Carroll

Executive Director
Tech San Diego

Ms. Coleen Clementson

Interim CEO
SANDAG

Ms. Julie Coker

President & CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority

Dr. Sunita "Sunny" Cooke

Superintendent/President
MiraCosta College

Ms. Donna DeBerry

President
Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Miranda Evans

Economic Development Manager
City of Chula Vista

Mr. Daniel Fitzgerald

Regional Director
San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network

Ms. Cristina Hermosillo

President
Tijuana EDC

Mr. Mike Krenn

CEO
CONNECT

Dr. David Miyashiro

Superintendent
Cajon Valley Unified School District

Ms. Danielle Moore

Commissioner
Port of San Diego

Mr. Miguel Motta

VP of Strategic Operations & San Diego Head
BIOCOM

Dr. Lynn Neault

Chancellor
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College

Mr. Jim O'Callaghan

President & CEO
South County EDC

Ms. MaryAnne Pintar

Chief of Staff
US Congressman Scott Peters

Mr. Bob Rief

Executive Director
San Diego Sport Innovators

Mr. Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe

President & CEO
San Diego Convention Center Corp.

Mr. Jerry Sanders

President & CEO
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Matt Sanford

Manager, Economic Development
City of Carlsbad

Mr. James Sly

President & CEO
East County EDC

Mr. Todd Tibbits

President & CEO
YMCA San Diego County

Supervisor Nora Vargas

Chair, Board of Supervisors
County of San Diego

Mr. James Watson

President & CEO
CMTC

Mr. Tony Young

Interim CEO
San Diego Workforce Partnership

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