Economic Development & Advocacy Advisory Council

The Economic Development & Advocacy Advisory Council works with elected officials, community leaders, Chamber Members, and other organizations to shape policies that help to promote business creation, sustainability, and growth. Areas of focus include jobs, employment and business retention that stimulates overall economic growth, and improves the quality of life in the region.

The Advisory Council also facilitates the Chamber's Think Local First initiative, whose goal is to support buying, hiring, and contracting locally. For more information about getting involved with Economic Development & Advocacy, email Dylan Fisher or call the Chamber at (858) 487-1767.

Chamber Members are invited to join the meetings and participate during the discussion.

Please click a meeting date on the right to register. Registration is required.

Meeting Dates

Advisory Council Co-Chairs

Linda Bailey
Community Strategies Group

Mike Nagy
Public Affairs Manager
San Diego County Apartment Association

Advisory Council Members

Rita Brandin
Senior Vice President, Development Director
Newland Real Estate Group

Joe Britton
Public Affairs Manager
San Diego Gas & Electric

Dolores Canizales
Career Education Specialist
Poway Unified School District

Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS
President & CEO
At Your Home Familycare

Douglas Fenner
Fenner Consulting Group

Anastasia Figueroa
Sr. Associate Director
USC Marshall MBA Admissions

Eileen Gaffen
Steres Gaffen Media

Benjamin Gamboa
Associate Dean
San Diego Miramar College

Chuck Gourley
Money Mailer San Diego

Natahlie Halcrow
Cofounder, Client Manager
Gearbox Websites

Widney Hawthorne
Business Consultant
Human Resources Outsourcing

Dan Hendricks
Open Source Maker Labs

Greg Kahn
Financial Leadership
Next Level F&A

Areian Kuros
Staff Engineer, Airworthiness
Northrop Grumman

Alisha Lapewych
Associate Attorney
Buchalter, APC

Richard Marks
RDM Management Group

Adriana Martinez
Director of Human Resources
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Neil McCarthy
Dickerson Rix & Company, LLP,CPAs

Anne Marie Mowatt
Regional Business Development Manager
Prava Construction Services

Vicki Mullins
Executive Vice President & CFO
Newland Real Estate Group

Leila Naderi
Global Leadership Academy

Fred Nasseri
Unicorn Jewelry & Watch Boutique

John O'Reilly
Owner & Founder
O'Reilly Wealth Advisors

Scott Peck
Peck, Barr & Associates, CPAs

Elizabeth Pietrzak
Business Manager
PeopleReady Skilled Trades

Christian Plotegher
Inter Capital Network

Tracy Reed
Business Development Officer
City of San Diego, Economic Development Department

Dan Roberts
Owner, Consultant
Business Bridging Solutions

Dave Rosenberg
Locked on Leadership

Vince Ruggiero
Penasquitos Lutheran Church

Julie Schardin
Director of Institutional Engagement
Fleet Science Center

Edward Schwarz
Senior Vice President
Merrill Lynch

Patricia Stanford
Community Engagement Manager
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County

Kris Ukkestad
SpeedPro Imaging Greater San Diego

Sree Vijayan
Director, ERP Cloud Consulting

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