Arlen Orchard

GSEC is working 24/7 to strengthen and diversify our region’s economy and we’re supporting that effort in every way we can. By bringing together all of the key stakeholders in the region—private companies, local governments, universities and more–GSEC has created a united front focused on making Greater Sacramento a go-to destination for innovative employers and talented individuals. We’re already seeing strong results and I’m proud to join leaders from across the region to support GSEC’s efforts and our collective vision. The Greater Sacramento region’s future is bright and filled with promise. In fact, I don’t think there has ever been a better time to live and work in Greater Sacramento.

Arlen Orchard,
CEO and General Manager, SMUD
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
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,
Chief Operating Officer, Sutter Health
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
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
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
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
Steve Ly

Elk Grove’s membership in the Greater Sacramento Economic Council is critical for the City to achieve its economic development goals and further our strategy of regional partnership as well as leadership. By serving on Greater Sacramento’s Board, I am able to ensure Elk Grove’s voice is being heard as decisions affecting regional growth and prosperity are being made.

Steve Ly,
Mayor, City of Elk Grove
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
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

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 & CEO

Company name - VSP Global

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

Past Chair

Garry Maisel

Garry Maisel

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Western Health Advantage

Executive Committee

Larry Allbaugh

Larry Allbaugh

Company title - CEO

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 & 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 & General Manager

Company name - SMUD

Steve Pleau

Steve Pleau

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - The Future Automotive Group

Sandy Sharon

Sandy Sharon

Company title - Senior Vice President & Area Manager

Company name - Kaiser Permanente

Mike Teel

Mike Teel

Company title - Owner & 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

Melissa Anguiano

Melissa Anguiano

Company title - Deputy Director & EDDT Chair

Company name - City of Sacramento

Don Ashton

Don Ashton

Company title - Chief Administrative Officer

Company name - County of El Dorado

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

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

Christopher Callahan

Christopher Callahan

Company title - President

Company name - University of the Pacific

Dale Carlsen

Dale Carlsen

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - Bunker Wilson, LLC

Dr. Alvin Cheung

Dr. Alvin Cheung

Company title - Founding President

Company name - California Northstate University

Jan Clark-Crets

Jan Clark-Crets

Company title - Mayor

Company name - Town of Loomis

Don Clark

Don Clark

Company title - Co-CEO

Company name - Clark Pacific

Wendy Cohen

Wendy Cohen

Company title - President

Company name - Kitchell CEM

Chrysanthy Demos

Chrysanthy Demos

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - AKT Investments, Inc.

Jeff Dern

Jeff Dern

Company title - CEO

Company name - PRIDE Industries

Harry C. Elliott, III

Harry C. Elliott, III

Company title - President

Company name - Elliott Homes, Inc.

Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming

Company title - President & 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 & CEO

Company name - Von Housen Automotive Group

Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson

Company title - Senior Partner & 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 & 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

Dr. John Jackson

Dr. 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.

Greg Janda

Greg Janda

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Rocklin

Cassandra Jennings

Cassandra Jennings

Company title - President & 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 & 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 - CEO

Company name - Direct Technology

Mike Leahy

Mike Leahy

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - County of Yuba

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 & CEO

Company name - Markstein Beverage Co. of Sacramento

Ciaran McMullan

Ciaran McMullan

Company title - President & 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 & 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

Hon. Gloria Partida

Hon. Gloria Partida

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Davis

Judson Riggs

Judson Riggs

Company title - Chairman, President & CEO

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

Brian Ternan

Brian Ternan

Company title - President & CEO

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

Kirk Uhler

Kirk Uhler

Company title - Supervisor, District 4

Company name - County of Placer

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