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
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
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
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
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,
CEO, Sacramento Soccer & Entertainment Holdings
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
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
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
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

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

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

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

Erik J. Langeland

Company title - Market Manager

Company name - JPMorgan Chase

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

Adventist Health

Adventist Health

Company name - Adventist Health

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 - 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

Gary Bradford

Gary Bradford

Company title - Supervisor, District 4

Company name - County of Yuba

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

Jeff Dern

Jeff Dern

Company title - President & 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.

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 - County of Sutter

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 - County of Placer

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

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

Jenny Knisley

Jenny Knisley

Company title - Mayor

Company name - Town of Loomis

Dan Konieczny

Dan Konieczny

Company title - CEO

Company name - Direct Technology

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

Fiona Ma

Fiona Ma

Company title - Treasurer

Company name - State of California

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

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

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 - County of Yolo

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

Todd Strumwasser

Todd Strumwasser

Company title - President, Northern California Division

Company name - Dignity Health

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos

Company title - Co-Chair

Company name - AKT Investments, Inc.

Adventist Health

Company name - Adventist Health

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 - County of El Dorado

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 - County of Yuba

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

Jeff Dern

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - PRIDE Industries

Ann Edwards

Company title - County Executive

Company name - County of Sacramento

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 - County of Sutter

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 - County of Placer

George Grinzewitsch, Jr.

Company title - Owner & CEO

Company name - Von Housen Automotive Group

Bill Halldin

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of Rocklin

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

Meghan Huber

Company title - Economic Development & Communications Manager & EDDT Chair

Company name - City of Citrus Heights

John Jackson

Company title - President

Company name - William Jessup University

John Jackson Jr.

Company title - President & Owner

Company name - Jackson Properties, Inc.

Cassandra Jennings

Company title - President & CEO

Company name - St. HOPE

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

Dan Konieczny

Company title - CEO

Company name - Direct Technology

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

Fiona Ma

Company title - Treasurer

Company name - State of California

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

Michael Olague

Company title - Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer

Company name - Bank of the Sierra

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 - County of Yolo

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

Todd Strumwasser

Company title - President, Northern California Division

Company name - Dignity Health

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos

Company title - Co-Chair

Company name - AKT Investments, Inc.

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