Kirk Uhler

Attracting and retaining business in California can be particularly challenging. In the Greater Sacramento region, our job is made easier by an incredible partnership between the major private sector stakeholders and local governments – the Greater Sacramento Economic Council. Together, we are working to make the Greater Sacramento region the obvious choice for any business that wants a physical presence in California.

The Honorable Kirk Uhler,
Supervisor, District 4, County of Placer
Scott Hanson

Greater Sacramento is a spectacular region, and I know of many other business leaders who feel the same way. I watched from a distance as some of the business leaders in our community banded together to form the Greater Sacramento Economic Council to get us back to where other business leaders see this area as a great place. As the Council went from idea to reality, I’ve been very impressed by the leadership, the message and the results. I joined the Board to help with the funding so that we can bring more non-government jobs to the region, and move our reputation from an outdated Cow Town to the world-class city that we are.

Scott Hanson,
Senior Partner and Founding Principal, Allworth Financial
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,
President And CEO, Pacific Coast Building Products
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,
Chief Executive Officer, Buzz Oates
Matina Kolokotronis

I believe in Greater Sacramento. The power of our community is inspiring and I’m thrilled to advocate for this region. Early in my career, my office was at the corner of 5th and J Street – overlooking Downtown Plaza. Now, I’m in The Sawyer Tower, overlooking Golden 1 Center, Downtown Commons and the Koons sculpture – an incredible testament to what this city can do. I believe the transformation of Greater Sacramento has just begun and I’m excited to play a role in it.

Matina Kolokotronis,
Chief Operating Officer, Sacramento Kings
Gayle Garbolino-Mojica

High-quality schools that offer a continuum of educational options is a huge asset that Placer County is able to offer to businesses and families considering moving to the region. Education is a critical piece of why people move here, alongside work, housing and lifestyle. Placer County is one of the largest counties in the Greater Sacramento region and I’m proud to bring this perspective to GSEC’s Board of Directors.

Gayle Garbolino-Mojica,
Superintendent, Placer County Office of Education
Steve Pleau

I’m from the Bay Area originally and was relocated to Sacramento just before my senior year in high school. I quickly came to realize that there isn’t a better family town in the country. I spent my college years and career here surrounded by the mountains, ocean, wine country and river ways.

Steve Pleau,
President and CEO, The Future Automotive Group
Robert Nelsen

Sacramento State graduates over 9,000 students per year. These students need good, high paying jobs, and they want to stay in the Sacramento Region. I joined the Board of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council because GSEC is not only retaining jobs in the region, it is also bringing jobs, great jobs, to the region.

Dr. Robert S. Nelsen,
President, Sacramento State
Kevin Nagle

It is important to be a GSEC Board Member as it allows me to listen to other business and government leaders in our community share what they are executing within their own organizations and how we can develop our marketing and business plans in concert to allow all of our entities to become one giant orchestra operating in harmony, creating a better and more powerful Greater Sacramento region. If we can attract and create new employment opportunities in the region, it will drive needed tax revenue and can provide additional public services while enhancing quality of life.

Kevin Nagle,
Chairman and CEO, Sacramento Republic FC
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

Board of Directors Officers

Chair

Laurie Harting

Laurie Harting

Company title - President & CEO Greater Sacramento Division

Company name - Dignity Health

Vice Chair

Michael Guyette

Michael Guyette

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - VSP Global

Past Chair

Garry Maisel

Garry Maisel

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - Western Health Advantage

Treasurer

James Conforti

James Conforti

Company title - Chief Operating Officer

Company name - Sutter Health

Secretary

Matina Kolokotronis

Matina Kolokotronis

Company title - Chief Operating Officer

Company name - Sacramento Kings

Executive Committee

Larry Allbaugh

Larry Allbaugh

Company title - Chief Executive Officer

Company name - Buzz Oates

David Galasso

David Galasso

Company title - Executive Vice President - Lead Region President

Company name - Wells Fargo

Lauren Gustus

Lauren Gustus

Company title - President, The Sacramento Bee

Company name - West Region Editor, McClatchy

Erik J. Langeland

Erik J. Langeland

Company title - Market Manager

Company name - JPMorgan Chase

David Lucchetti

David Lucchetti

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - Pacific Coast Building Products

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

Arlen Orchard

Arlen Orchard

Company title - CEO and General Manager

Company name - SMUD

Steve Pleau

Steve Pleau

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - The Future Automotive Group

Sandy Sharon

Sandy Sharon

Company title - SVP/Area Manager

Company name - Kaiser Permanente

Mike Teel

Mike Teel

Company title - Owner and Chairman of the Board

Company name - Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Board of Directors

John B. Allard II

John B. Allard II

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Roseville

Elaine Andersen

Elaine Andersen

Company title - City Manager

Company name - City of Folsom

Don Ashton

Don Ashton

Company title - Chief Administrative Officer

Company name - County of El Dorado

James Beckwith

James Beckwith

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - Five Star Bank

Donna Bland

Donna Bland

Company title - President And CEO

Company name - Golden 1 Credit Union

Christopher Boyd

Christopher Boyd

Company title - City Manager

Company name - City of Citrus Heights

Christopher Cabaldon

Christopher Cabaldon

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of West Sacramento

Dale Carlsen

Dale Carlsen

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - Bunker Wilson, LLC

Dr. Alvin Cheung

Dr. Alvin Cheung

Company title - Founding President

Company name - California Northstate University

Patricia T. Clarey

Patricia T. Clarey

Company title - Chief State Health Programs and Regulatory Relations Officer

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

Don Clark

Don Clark

Company title - Co-CEO

Company name - Clark Pacific

Chrysanthy Demos

Chrysanthy Demos

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - AKT Investments, Inc.

Harry C. Elliott, III

Harry C. Elliott, III

Company title - President

Company name - Elliott Homes, Inc.

Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - River City Bank

Dan Flores

Dan Flores

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - County of Sutter

Mark Friedman

Mark Friedman

Company title - President

Company name - Fulcrum

Gayle Garbolino-Mojica

Gayle Garbolino-Mojica

Company title - Superintendent

Company name - Placer County Office of Education

Nav Gill

Nav Gill

Company title - County Executive Officer

Company name - County of Sacramento

George Grinzewitsch, Jr.

George Grinzewitsch, Jr.

Company title - Owner and CEO

Company name - Von Housen Automotive Group

Thomas Haglund

Thomas Haglund

Company title - Interim City Manager

Company name - City of Galt

Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson

Company title - Senior Partner and Founding Principal

Company name - Allworth Financial

Shon Harris

Shon Harris

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Yuba City

Chet P. Hewitt

Chet P. Hewitt

Company title - President and CEO

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

John Jackson Jr.

John Jackson Jr.

Company title - President and Owner

Company name - Jackson Properties, Inc.

Jan Clark-Crets

Jan Clark-Crets

Company title - Mayor

Company name - Town of Loomis

Greg Janda

Greg Janda

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Rocklin

Jeff Dern

Jeff Dern

Company title - President

Company name - PRIDE Industries

Cassandra Jennings

Cassandra Jennings

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - Greater Sacramento Urban League

Dan Karleskint

Dan Karleskint

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Lincoln

Larry Kelley

Larry Kelley

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - McClellan Park, LLC

Brian King

Brian King

Company title - Chancellor

Company name - Los Rios Community College District

Dan Konieczny

Dan Konieczny

Company title - Chief Executive Officer

Company name - Direct Technology

Mike Leahy

Mike Leahy

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - County of Yuba

Brett Lee

Brett Lee

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Davis

Steve Ly

Steve Ly

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Elk Grove

Fiona Ma

Fiona Ma

Company title - Treasurer

Company name - State of California

Hayden Markstein

Hayden Markstein

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - Markstein Beverage Co. of Sacramento

Ciaran McMullan

Ciaran McMullan

Company title - President and CEO

Company name - Suncrest Bank

Ken Monroe

Ken Monroe

Company title - President

Company name - Holt of California

Todd S. Murch

Todd S. Murch

Company title - President and 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

Amanda Norton

Amanda Norton

Company title - Economic Development Manager / EDDT Chair

Company name - City of Rancho Cordova

Dr. Maria Pallavicini

Dr. Maria Pallavicini

Company title - Interim President

Company name - University of the Pacific

Judson Riggs

Judson Riggs

Company title - Chairman, CEO and President

Company name - Teichert, Inc.

David Sander

David Sander

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Rancho Cordova

Don Saylor

Don Saylor

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - County of Yolo

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 - Council Member

Company name - City of Woodland

Darrell Steinberg

Darrell Steinberg

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Sacramento

Kirk Uhler

Kirk Uhler

Company title - Supervisor, District 4

Company name - County of Placer

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