Our leadership includes appointees from the East Bay Boards of Supervisors, Mayors’ Conferences, City Manager Associations, the regional Economic Development Directors’ Council, along with high-level business and nonprofit leaders from across the region.


The Officers of East Bay EDA serve as the elected leaders and stewards of the organization, with advisory and oversight responsibilities for fiduciary, governance, legal, and other key operational and policy priorities.


Our Executive Committee guides and informs organizational activities and events. Membership is comprised of senior leaders from business, education, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors.


Leadership committees for East Bay EDA are supported by members and organizational partners who bring specific knowledge, networks, and resources aligned with the objectives and strategies of each committee.


Hon. Keith Carson
Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Vice President and Supervisor, District 5

Edward Del Beccaro
Vice Chair
TRI Commercial Real Estate Services
EVP/East Bay Regional Manager

Hon. Candace Andersen
2nd Vice Chair
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor, District 2

Greg Armstrong
2nd Vice Chair
NECA, Northern California Chapter
Executive Director

Zack Wasserman
Legal Counsel
Wendel Rosen LLP

Daren Chan
External Affairs

James Falaschi
Vista Real Estate Partners
Managing Principal

Ken Maxey
Director of Government Affairs


Dan Buckshi
City of Walnut Creek
City Manager
Ryan Clausnitzer
General Manager
Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District
Alex Evans
HNTB Corporation
Senior Strategist
Bryant Francis
Port of Oakland
Director of Aviation
Fran Gallati
YMCA of the East Bay President & CEO
Audrey Gee
Brown Gee & Wenger LLP
Hon. Barbara Halliday
City of Hayward
Pat Hayes
Vice President, Government Affairs
James Head
East Bay Community Foundation
President & CEO
Hon. Melissa Hernandez
City of Dublin
Carol Johnson
East Bay Regional Park District
Assistant General Manager
Drew Johnston
Vice President,
Site Engineering
Hon. Chris Kelley
City of Hercules
Melissa G. Landay
Wells Fargo
SVP & Market Executive East Bay
Megan Lehtonen
Market Principal, Communities

Tess Lengyel
Alameda County Transportation Commission
Executive Director

Eric Levitt
City of Alameda
City Manager
John McManus
Cushman & Wakefield
Executive Managing Director
Hon. Ally Medina
City of Emeryville Councilmember
Hon. Lily Mei
City of Fremont
Hon. LK Monroe
Alameda County Office of Education
Superintendent of Schools
Hon. Lisa Motoyama
City of El Cerrito
Susan S. Muranishi
Alameda County
County Administrator

Monica Nino
Contra Costa County
County Administrator

Paul Nguyen
City of Hayward
Economic Development Manager
Hon. Carlyn Obringer
City of Concord Councilmember
Liz Ortega-Toro
Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Sharon Quesada Jenkins
John Muir
Health Director, Employer Broker Relations & Worksite Wellness
Rich Rankin
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director, Innovation & Partnerships Office
Jesse Riveron
Bank of America
Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Banking
Rich Robbins
Wareham Development CEO & Founder
Ken Rosenberg
Bridge Bank
SVP & Manager, Global Commercial Banking
Rebecca Rozen
Hospital Council Northern & Central California
Regional Vice President

Cathy Sandeen
California State University East Bay

Zach Seal
City of Martinez
Senior Management Analyst

Wendy Sommer
Executive Director

Hon. Karen Stepper
Town of Danville

Taj Tashombe
Oakland Athletics
Vice President of External Affairs

Hon. Loren Taylor
City of Oakland
District 6

Trevor Thorpe
CBRE, Inc.
Managing Director, Advisory & Transaction Services

Dan Walters
Copper Harbor Company, Inc.
President & CEO