About East Bay Economic Development Alliance

Leadership

East Bay EDA members have worked to build a network necessary to compete in the 21st Century. East Bay EDA’s Committees and Council are led by members, usually serving on its Executive Committee. Our Committees and Council are aligned to support our mission and provide strategic direction, recommend policies, advise East Bay EDA, identify networking events, share resources and best practices, and cooperatively address regional opportunities.

Committees

  • Business Development & Resources
  • Employer Advisory for Education/Workforce Development
  • Land Use & Infrastructure
  • Marketing & Communications
  • International Trade & Investment
  • Legislation & Advocacy
  • Membership
  • Economic Development Directors' Council

Officers

Hon. Keith Carson
East Bay EDA Chair
Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor, District 5
Mr. Ed Del Beccaro
East Bay EDA Vice Chair
Transwestern
Managing Director, East Bay & Silicon Valley
Hon. Candace Andersen
East Bay EDA 2nd Vice Chair
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
Board Chair & Supervisor, District 2
Ms. Victoria Jones
East Bay EDA 2nd Vice Chair
The Clorox Company
Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs & Community Relations
Mr. Robert Wilkins
East Bay EDA 2nd Vice Chair
YMCA of the East Bay
President & CEO
Mr. Greg Chan
East Bay EDA Officer At-Large
EBMUD
Senior Community Affairs Officer
Mr. James Falaschi
East Bay EDA Officer At-Large
Vista Real Estate Partners
Managing Principal
Mr. Jim Foley
East Bay EDA Immediate Past Vice Chair
Wells Fargo & Company
Lead Regional President, Pacific North Region
Mr. Zack Wasserman
East Bay EDA General Counsel
Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP
Partner

Executive Committee

Hon. Candace Andersen
Board Chair & Supervisor, District 2
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
Ms. Andrea Bailey
Community Engagement Manager
Chevron
Ms. Darlene Besst
Director, Business Development & Government Affairs (NECA)
Intrepid Electronic Systems
Mr. Michael Brown
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Brown Gee & Wenger LLP
Mr. Robert Brown
Director, Communications & Community Affairs
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
Ms. Josie Camacho
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Marianne Campbell
Vice President, Communications & Community Impact
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
Hon. Keith Carson
Supervisor, District 5
Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Mr. Daren Chan
Area Manager, External Affairs
AT&T
Mr. Greg Chan
Senior Community Affairs Officer
EBMUD
Mr. Edward Del Beccaro
Managing Director, East Bay & Silicon Valley
Transwestern
Mr. Oscar Dominguez
Executive Director (Representing Economic Development Directors' Council)
Contra Costa SBDC
Hon. Carol Dutra-Vernacci
Mayor (Representing Alameda County Mayors' Conference)
City of Union City
Mr. James Falaschi
Managing Principal
Vista Real Estate Partners
Mr. Steve Falk
City Manager (Representing Contra Costa County City Managers' Association)
City of Lafayette
Mr. Jim Foley
Lead Regional President, Pacific North Region
Wells Fargo & Company
Mr. Bryant Francis
Director of Aviation, Oakland International Airport
Port of Oakland
Mr. Tom Guarino
East Bay Government Relations Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Ms. Kitty Guptill
Senior Vice President, Market Strategy & Sales Operations
Kaiser Permanente
Hon. Barbara Halliday
Mayor
City of Hayward (Representing Alameda County Mayors' Conference)
Hon. Wade Harper
Mayor
City of Antioch (Representing Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference)
Mr. James Head
President & CEO
East Bay Community Foundation
Mr. Micah Hinkle
Economic Development Manager (Representing Economic Development Directors' Council)
City of Hayward
Hon. Laura Hoffmeister
Mayor (Representing Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference)
City of Concord
Ms. Carol Johnson
Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs
East Bay Regional Park District
Ms. Victoria Jones
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Community Relations
The Clorox Company
Hon. Bill Kelly
Council Member (Representing Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference)
City of Hercules
Ms. Jennifer Linton
President
OSIsoft LLC
Hon. John Marchand
Mayor (Representing Alameda County Mayors' Conference)
City of Livermore
Kelly McAdoo
Assistant City Manager (Representing Alameda County City Managers' Association
City of Hayward
Mr. Ken Maxey
Director of Government Affairs
Comcast
Hon. Lynette Gibson McElhaney
Council President (Representing Alameda County Mayors' Conference)
City of Oakland
Mr. John McManus
Executive Director
Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc.
Hon. L. Karen Monroe
Alameda County Superintendent of Schools
Alameda County Office of Education
Dr. Leroy Morishita
President
California State University, East Bay
Ms. Susan Muranishi
County Administrator
Alameda County
Mr. Rich Rankin
Director of Industrial Partnerships Office & Interim Director of Economic Development
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Mr. Rich Robbins
Founder & CEO
Wareham Development
Ms. Emily Shanks
Regional Executive - Western Region, Small Business Banking
Bank of America
Hon. Doug Siden
Director, Ward 4 (Representing East Bay Special Districts)
East Bay Regional Park District
Ms. Wendy Sommer
Executive Director
StopWaste
Hon. Trish Herrera Spencer
Mayor (Representing Alameda County Mayors' Conference)
City of Alameda
Hon. Karen Stepper
Mayor
Town of Danville
Mr. David Twa
County Administrator
Contra Costa County
Mr. Zack Wasserman
Partner
Wendel Rosden Black & Dean LLP
Mr. Robert Wilkins
President & CEO
YMCA of the East Bay
Mr. Chris Wright
General Manager
AEG Facilities