James Conforti

The impact of Sutter Health’s not-for-profit mission, to enhance the health and well-being of the communities we serve, reaches far beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics. As one of Sacramento’s oldest and largest employers, Sutter Health helps drive economies across the region. I joined the GSEC Board to actively work to enhance and promote the Greater Sacramento region so other businesses can benefit from all that this vibrant community has to offer, just as we have.

James Conforti,
Interim President & CEO, Sutter Health
Kyriakos Tsakopoulos

It is a privilege to live, work and raise a family in the beautiful Greater Sacramento Region. We have a responsibility to preserve and enhance that experience for everyone who lives here. That is why AKT continues to invest in the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos,
Co-Chair, AKT Investments, Inc.
Brian Ternan

I know that vibrant communities are central to California’s health – and the well-being of all Californians. Health Net and I share that vision with the Greater Sacramento Economic Council. It’s why I’m proud to partner in common purpose: to transform the health of our communities through strong, person-centered economic growth and development.

With thoughtful attention, we can create the thriving job opportunities that current and future residents need to make Sacramento home. We have an especially powerful moment now, as we emerge from the pandemic, to reshape business models from what we’ve learned. It’s an exciting time to collaborate for the future we all want.

Brian Ternan,
President & CEO, Health Net, Inc., a Centene Company
George Grinzewitsch

For generations, Von Housen Automotive Group has been dedicated to supporting economic development initiatives across our region through the commitment of our time, talent and investments. We are proud to work alongside this community’s amazing leaders and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council to act as catalysts for innovative and positive growth in our six-county region.

George Grinzewitsch, Jr.,
Owner And CEO, Von Housen Automotive Group
Michael Teel

When the Greater Sacramento Economic Council was formed, I strongly believed the time was right for Sacramento. Our region was poised for business and regional growth. We had outgrown the “government town” and Sacramento was ready to position itself as a leader in Northern California. GSEC continues to be the catalyst bringing new energy to Greater Sacramento’s business community and leading the conversation around business development.

Mike Teel,
Owner and Chairman Of The Board, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores
James Beckwith

I joined the Board to support the Capital Region’s economic development and to collaborate with businesses and entrepreneurs in our region. The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is a catalyst for innovation and growth, ensuring we are poised for success and competitive. I’m proud to be part of it.

James Beckwith,
President And CEO, Five Star Bank
Larry Allbaugh

The fun of our business is finding new ways to grow and add value into the next generation. Sacramento’s our home base for development in the Western US, and it has a deep pool of talented, well-educated young people to help us drive that growth. We’re looking forward to the next 75 years!

Larry Allbaugh,
CEO, Buzz Oates
Garry Maisel

The Greater Sacramento region is finally serious about sustainable economic development. GSEC is a powerful partnership between government and business that is focused on improving the economic environment of our region so that all of our citizens benefit through increased jobs and investment. I feel it’s important to serve on the GSEC Board to help guide our region through this time of increased growth and competitiveness.

Garry Maisel,
President And CEO, Western Health Advantage
Chet Hewitt

Health is more than what takes place in a clinical care environment. The socioeconomic health of a community is what leads to healthy neighborhoods. Being on the GSEC Board affords us the opportunity to connect with business leaders who share our hopes, dreams and aspirations for making Greater Sacramento an extraordinary place to live.

Chet Hewitt
President and CEO, Sierra Health Foundation and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
David Lucchetti

A number of years ago, myself and other business leaders from the Greater Sacramento region realized we needed to diversify our economy. We believed our region’s economic development group should take an aggressive approach to bring private industry and high-wage jobs to our region. I joined the Board because I believed in Greater Sacramento’s vision. It’s amazing to see what the organization has accomplished in such short time. They continue to work hard and lead our region into the future.

David J. Lucchetti,
Executive Chairman of the Board, Pacific Coast Building Products

Board of Directors Officers

Chair

Larry Allbaugh

Larry Allbaugh

Company title - CEO

Company name - Buzz Oates

Larry Allbaugh

Company title - CEO

Company name - Buzz Oates

Vice Chair

Matina Kolokotronis

Matina Kolokotronis

Company title - Chief Operating Officer

Company name - Sacramento Kings

Matina Kolokotronis

Company title - Chief Operating Officer

Company name - Sacramento Kings

Treasurer

James Conforti

James Conforti

Company title - Interim President & CEO

Company name - Sutter Health

James Conforti

Company title - Interim President & CEO

Company name - Sutter Health

Secretary

Mark Noriega

Mark Noriega

Company title - Managing Director

Company name - Accenture

Mark Noriega

Company title - Managing Director

Company name - Accenture

Past Chair

Michael Guyette

Michael Guyette

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - VSP Vision

Michael Guyette

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - VSP Vision

Executive Committee

Alvin Cheung

Alvin Cheung

Company title - Founding President

Company name - California Northstate University

Chrysanthy Demos

Chrysanthy Demos

Company title - President

Company name - WellCent, LLC

David Lucchetti

David Lucchetti

Company title - Executive Chairman of the Board

Company name - Pacific Coast Building Products

Garry Maisel

Garry Maisel

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Western Health Advantage

Gary May

Gary May

Company title - Chancellor

Company name - University of California, Davis

Robert S. Nelsen

Robert S. Nelsen

Company title - President

Company name - Sacramento State

Steve Pleau

Steve Pleau

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - The Future Automotive Group

Trish Rodriguez

Trish Rodriguez

Company title - Senior Vice President & Area Manager

Company name - Kaiser Permanente

Dave Roughton

Dave Roughton

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - SAFE Credit Union

Mike Teel

Mike Teel

Company title - Owner & Chairman of the Board

Company name - Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Brian Ternan

Brian Ternan

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Health Net, Inc., a Centene Company

Alvin Cheung

Company title - Founding President

Company name - California Northstate University

Chrysanthy Demos

Company title - President

Company name - WellCent, LLC

David Lucchetti

Company title - Executive Chairman of the Board

Company name - Pacific Coast Building Products

Garry Maisel

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Western Health Advantage

Gary May

Company title - Chancellor

Company name - University of California, Davis

Robert S. Nelsen

Company title - President

Company name - Sacramento State

Steve Pleau

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - The Future Automotive Group

Trish Rodriguez

Company title - Senior Vice President & Area Manager

Company name - Kaiser Permanente

Dave Roughton

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - SAFE Credit Union

Mike Teel

Company title - Owner & Chairman of the Board

Company name - Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Brian Ternan

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Health Net, Inc., a Centene Company

Board of Directors

Scott Alvord

Scott Alvord

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Roseville

Holly Andreatta

Holly Andreatta

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Lincoln

Don Ashton

Don Ashton

Company title - Chief Administrative Officer

Company name - El Dorado County

James Beckwith

James Beckwith

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Five Star Bank

Donna Bland

Donna Bland

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Golden 1 Credit Union

Gary Bradford

Gary Bradford

Company title - Supervisor, District 4

Company name - Yuba County

Alyson Buttery

Alyson Buttery

Company title - President, Real Estate Industries Group

Company name - Bank of the Sierra

Dale Carlsen

Dale Carlsen

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Bunker Wilson, LLC

Don Clark

Don Clark

Company title - Co-CEO

Company name - Clark Pacific

Wendy Cohen

Wendy Cohen

Company title - President

Company name - Kitchell CEM

Dwayne Crenshaw

Dwayne Crenshaw

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Greater Sacramento Urban League

Azizza Davis Goines

Azizza Davis Goines

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Dern

Jeff Dern

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - PRIDE Industries

Ann Edwards

Ann Edwards

Company title - County Executive

Company name - Sacramento County

Harry C. Elliott, III

Harry C. Elliott, III

Company title - President

Company name - Elliott Homes, Inc.

Ashley Feeney

Ashley Feeney

Company title - City Manager

Company name - City of Citrus Heights

Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - River City Bank

Dan Flores

Dan Flores

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - Sutter County

Mark Friedman

Mark Friedman

Company title - Founder and Chairman

Company name - Fulcrum

Gayle Garbolino-Mojica

Gayle Garbolino-Mojica

Company title - Superintendent

Company name - Placer County Office of Education

Bonnie Gore

Bonnie Gore

Company title - Supervisor, District 1

Company name - Placer County

George Grinzewitsch, Jr.

George Grinzewitsch, Jr.

Company title - Owner & CEO

Company name - Von Housen Automotive Group

Bill Halldin

Bill Halldin

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Rocklin

Sean Herron

Sean Herron

Company title - Executive Director

Company name - JPMorgan Chase

Chet P. Hewitt

Chet P. Hewitt

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Sierra Health Foundation and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

Lorenzo Hines, Jr., ICMA-CM

Lorenzo Hines, Jr., ICMA-CM

Company title - City Manager

Company name - City of Galt

John Jackson

John Jackson

Company title - President

Company name - William Jessup University

John Jackson Jr.

John Jackson Jr.

Company title - President & Owner

Company name - Jackson Properties, Inc.

Larry Kelley

Larry Kelley

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - McClellan Park, LLC

Brian King

Brian King

Company title - Chancellor

Company name - Los Rios Community College District

Jenny Knisley

Jenny Knisley

Company title - Mayor

Company name - Town of Loomis

Michael Korpiel

Michael Korpiel

Company title - President - Sacramento Market - Dignity Health & President/CEO - Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Company name - Dignity Health

Mike Kozlowski

Mike Kozlowski

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Folsom

Paul Lau

Paul Lau

Company title - CEO & General Manager

Company name - SMUD

Aaron Laurel

Aaron Laurel

Company title - City Manager

Company name - City of West Sacramento

Colleen McCain Nelson

Colleen McCain Nelson

Company title - Executive Editor / Regional Editor for California

Company name - The Sacramento Bee / McClatchy

Ken Monroe

Ken Monroe

Company title - President

Company name - Holt of California

Todd S. Murch

Todd S. Murch

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Eskaton

Kevin Nagle

Kevin Nagle

Company title - CEO

Company name - Sacramento Soccer & Entertainment Holdings

Roger Niello

Roger Niello

Company title - Corporate Secretary

Company name - The Niello Company

Gloria Partida

Gloria Partida

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Davis

Judson Riggs

Judson Riggs

Company title - Chairman, President & CEO

Company name - Teichert, Inc.

Cathy Rodriguez

Cathy Rodriguez

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

David Sander

David Sander

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Rancho Cordova

Don Saylor

Don Saylor

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - Yolo County

Dave Shaw

Dave Shaw

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Yuba City

Bobbie Singh-Allen

Bobbie Singh-Allen

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Elk Grove

Jeremiah Z. Smith

Jeremiah Z. Smith

Company title - Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Company name - First Northern Bank

Tom Stallard

Tom Stallard

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Woodland

Darrell Steinberg

Darrell Steinberg

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Sacramento

Alexander Tengolics

Alexander Tengolics

Company title - Manager of Governmental Relations & EDDT Chair

Company name - Yolo County

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos

Company title - Co-Chair

Company name - AKT Investments, Inc.

Scott Alvord

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Roseville

Holly Andreatta

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Lincoln

Don Ashton

Company title - Chief Administrative Officer

Company name - El Dorado County

James Beckwith

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Five Star Bank

Donna Bland

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Golden 1 Credit Union

Gary Bradford

Company title - Supervisor, District 4

Company name - Yuba County

Alyson Buttery

Company title - President, Real Estate Industries Group

Company name - Bank of the Sierra

Dale Carlsen

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Bunker Wilson, LLC

Don Clark

Company title - Co-CEO

Company name - Clark Pacific

Wendy Cohen

Company title - President

Company name - Kitchell CEM

Dwayne Crenshaw

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Greater Sacramento Urban League

Azizza Davis Goines

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Dern

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - PRIDE Industries

Ann Edwards

Company title - County Executive

Company name - Sacramento County

Harry C. Elliott, III

Company title - President

Company name - Elliott Homes, Inc.

Ashley Feeney

Company title - City Manager

Company name - City of Citrus Heights

Stephen Fleming

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - River City Bank

Dan Flores

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - Sutter County

Mark Friedman

Company title - Founder and Chairman

Company name - Fulcrum

Gayle Garbolino-Mojica

Company title - Superintendent

Company name - Placer County Office of Education

Bonnie Gore

Company title - Supervisor, District 1

Company name - Placer County

George Grinzewitsch, Jr.

Company title - Owner & CEO

Company name - Von Housen Automotive Group

Bill Halldin

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Rocklin

Sean Herron

Company title - Executive Director

Company name - JPMorgan Chase

Chet P. Hewitt

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Sierra Health Foundation and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

Lorenzo Hines, Jr., ICMA-CM

Company title - City Manager

Company name - City of Galt

John Jackson

Company title - President

Company name - William Jessup University

John Jackson Jr.

Company title - President & Owner

Company name - Jackson Properties, Inc.

Larry Kelley

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - McClellan Park, LLC

Brian King

Company title - Chancellor

Company name - Los Rios Community College District

Jenny Knisley

Company title - Mayor

Company name - Town of Loomis

Michael Korpiel

Company title - President - Sacramento Market - Dignity Health & President/CEO - Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Company name - Dignity Health

Mike Kozlowski

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Folsom

Paul Lau

Company title - CEO & General Manager

Company name - SMUD

Aaron Laurel

Company title - City Manager

Company name - City of West Sacramento

Colleen McCain Nelson

Company title - Executive Editor / Regional Editor for California

Company name - The Sacramento Bee / McClatchy

Ken Monroe

Company title - President

Company name - Holt of California

Todd S. Murch

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Eskaton

Kevin Nagle

Company title - CEO

Company name - Sacramento Soccer & Entertainment Holdings

Roger Niello

Company title - Corporate Secretary

Company name - The Niello Company

Gloria Partida

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Davis

Judson Riggs

Company title - Chairman, President & CEO

Company name - Teichert, Inc.

Cathy Rodriguez

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

David Sander

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Rancho Cordova

Don Saylor

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - Yolo County

Dave Shaw

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Yuba City

Bobbie Singh-Allen

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Elk Grove

Jeremiah Z. Smith

Company title - Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Company name - First Northern Bank

Tom Stallard

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Woodland

Darrell Steinberg

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Sacramento

Alexander Tengolics

Company title - Manager of Governmental Relations & EDDT Chair

Company name - Yolo County

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos

Company title - Co-Chair

Company name - AKT Investments, Inc.

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