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Economic Development Committee Meeting – Q3 2022

Sep 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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We invite you to join us at our upcoming Economic Development Committee meeting on Friday, September 9 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. The event will be held in Kearny Mesa at National University’s Spectrum Business Park Academic Headquarters.

Home to the highest concentration of military assets in the world, San Diego’s defense ecosystem has long been a source of global innovation. Join us to hear from two of the region’s most storied defense companies leading on clean energy production and sustainability—set to spur significant growth in our region.


8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. | Networking & light breakfast

8:10 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. | Welcome remarks 

  • Eduardo Velasquez, Sr. Director of Research & Economic Development, EDC

8:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. | Introduction to new Committee Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Sunita Cooke, Superintendent/President, MiraCosta College; Committee Co-Chair
  • Kevin Pegels, Chief of Global Operations, Illumina; Committee Co-Chair

8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Introduction to topic & presentations

  • Katie Chaires, Economic Development Manager, EDC

8:30 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. | Presentations & moderated discussion

  • Lindsay Van Antwerp, Manager of Commercial Business Development, General Dynamics NASSCO
  • Zabrina Johal, Sr. Director of Strategic Development, General Atomics
  • Katie Chaires, Economic Development Manager, EDC (moderator)

9:25 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Closing remarks by Committee Co-Chairs


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Event Details

Sep 9
8:00 am - 9:30 am
National University - Spectrum Business Park Academic Headquarters
9388 Lightwave Ave
San Diego, CA 92123