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
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
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
Sandy Sharon

As a life-long resident of Sacramento, I am honored to join with other CEOs and elected officials in helping grow Greater Sacramento’s economy. I am so proud to see Sacramento fast becoming a destination for quality jobs, innovation and investment.

Sandy Sharon,
SVP/Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente
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
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.

Robert S. Nelsen,
President, Sacramento State
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
Cassandra Jennings

I look forward to being an active participant in the pursuit of GSEC’s aspirational goals, as well as, a stakeholder in the creation of a high yield Greater Sacramento ecosystem that is competitive, productive and works for everyone.

Cassandra Jennings,
President & CEO, St. Hope
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

Board of Directors Officers

Chair

Michael Guyette

Michael Guyette

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - VSP Global

Vice Chair

Larry Allbaugh

Larry Allbaugh

Company title - CEO

Company name - Buzz Oates

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

Alvin Cheung

Alvin Cheung

Company title - Founding President

Company name - California Northstate University

Chrysanthy Demos

Chrysanthy Demos

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - AKT Investments, Inc.

Erik J. Langeland

Erik J. Langeland

Company title - Market Manager

Company name - JPMorgan Chase

David Lucchetti

David Lucchetti

Company title - Executive Chairman of the Board

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

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

Brian Ternan

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

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

Gary Bradford

Gary Bradford

Company title - Supervisor, District 4

Company name - County of Yuba

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

Jan Clark-Crets

Jan Clark-Crets

Company title - Councilmember

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

Jeff Dern

Jeff Dern

Company title - CEO

Company name - PRIDE Industries

Ann Edwards

Ann Edwards

Company title - County Executive

Company name - County of Sacramento

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

Jill Gayaldo

Jill Gayaldo

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Rocklin

Bonnie Gore

Bonnie Gore

Company title - Supervisor, District 1

Company name - County of Placer

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

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

Meghan Huber

Meghan Huber

Company title - Economic Development & Communications Manager & EDDT Chair

Company name - City of Citrus Heights

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.

Cassandra Jennings

Cassandra Jennings

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - St. Hope

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 Kozlowski

Mike Kozlowski

Company title - Mayor

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

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

Colleen McCain Nelson

Colleen McCain Nelson

Company title - Executive Editor / Regional Editor for California

Company name - The Sacramento Bee / McClatchy

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

Mark Noriega

Mark Noriega

Company title - Managing Director

Company name - Accenture

Michael Olague

Michael Olague

Company title - Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer

Company name - Bank of the Sierra

Gloria Partida

Gloria Partida

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Davis

Scott Reiner

Scott Reiner

Company title - CEO

Company name - Adventist Health

Judson Riggs

Judson Riggs

Company title - Chairman, President & CEO

Company name - Teichert, Inc.

Dave Roughton

Dave Roughton

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - SAFE Credit Union

David Sander

David Sander

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Rancho Cordova

Don Saylor

Don Saylor

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - County of Yolo

Dave Shaw

Dave Shaw

Company title - Vice Mayor

Company name - City of Yuba City

Alyssa Silhi

Alyssa Silhi

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Lincoln

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 - Mayor

Company name - City of Woodland

Darrell Steinberg

Darrell Steinberg

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Sacramento

Todd Strumwasser

Todd Strumwasser

Company title - President, Northern California Division

Company name - Dignity Health

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