2012 Leadership and Steering Committees

2012 California Economic Summit Leadership Group

A team of top-level leaders reflecting the regional, economic, political and ethnic diversity of California will act as stewards of the Summit, ensuring that all voices are recognized and the process is intellectually rigorous.

Co-Chairs of the Summit

George Shultz, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Laura Tyson, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Rossi, Senior Advisor for Jobs and Business Development, Office of the Governor
Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, State of California
Peter Ueberroth, Contrarian Group
Felicia Marcus, former regional director, EPA Region IX

Leadership Group

Nathan Gardels, Nicolas Berggruen Institute
Robert Hertzberg, Mayer Brown, LLP
Keith Kennedy, Con-way, Inc.
Rebecca Q. Morgan, Morgan Family Foundation
Henry L. Nordhoff, Gen-Probe, Inc. (Retired)
Eddie Northern, United Parcel Service
Noel Perry, Next 10
Dan Rendler, Southern California Gas Company
Fred Ruiz, Ruiz Foods, Inc.
Mark Yudof, President, University of California

Summit Management Team

Julie Meier Wright, Former Secretary of Trade and Commerce and Retired CEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
Doug Henton, Chairman and CEO, Collaborative Economics
Jim Mayer, Executive Director, California Forward

Steering Committee

Chair
Lenny Mendonca, McKinsey & Company

Orson Aguilar, Executive Director, The Greenlining Institute
Bill Allen, President and CEO, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Chris Benner, Chair, Community Development Graduate Group, University of California, Davis
Oscar Chavez, Co- Chair, Sonoma County Innovation Council
Judy Corbett, Executive Director, Local Government Commission
Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, Orange County Business Council
Tim Frank, Director, Center for Sustainable Neighborhoods
Paul Granillo, President, Inland Empire Economic Partnership
Carl Guardino, President, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Barbara Halsey, Executive Director, California Workforce Association
Adele Hayutin, Senior Research Scholar, Director, Global Aging Program, Stanford University
Doug Hoffner, Deputy Secretary, Labor and Workforce Development Agency
Tim Kelley, President and CEO, Imperial Valley EDC, and Team California
Peter King, Public Affairs Director, University of Califrornia, Office of the President
Robert Lapsley, President, California Business Roundtable
Steve Levy, Director, Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy
Bill Mueller, CEO and Managing Partner, Valley Vision
Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environment and Regional Equity (PERE), University of Southern California
Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary, Treasurer, California Federation of Labor
Sean Randolph, President and CEO, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Lauree Sahba, COO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
Wayne Schell, President and CEO, California Association for Local Economic Development
Jack Stewart, President, California Manufacturers and Technology Association
Brook Taylor, Deputy Director for Policy and Communications, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Peter Weber, Executive Committee Chair, California Partnership of San Joaquin Valley

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