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.


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

Candace Andersen
2nd Vice Chair
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
Vice-Chair and Supervisor, District 2

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

Zack Wasserman
Legal Counsel
Wendel Rosen LLP

Daren Chan
Director/Chief of Staff, External & Legislative Affairs

James Falaschi
Vista Real Estate Partners
Managing Principal

Ken Maxey
Director of Government Affairs


Dan Buckshi
City of Walnut Creek
City Manager

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

Theresa Gerringer
City of Lafayette
Vice Mayor

Barbara Halliday
City of Hayward

Pat Hayes
Vice President, Government Affairs

James Head
East Bay Community Foundation
President & CEO

Carol Johnson
East Bay Regional Park District
Executive Director

Drew Johnston
Vice President,
Site Engineering

Chris Kelley
City of Hercules Mayor

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

Ally Medina
City of Emeryville Councilmember

L. Karen Monroe
Alameda County Office of Education
Superintendent of Schools

Susan S. Muranishi
Alameda County County Administrator

Paul Nguyen
City of Hayward Economic Development Manager

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

Zach Seal
City of Martinez Senior Management Analyst

Wendy Sommer
Executive Director

Karen Stepper
Town of Danville

Taj Tashombe
Oakland Athletics
Vice President of External Affairs

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

Dan Walters
Copper Harbor Company, Inc.
President & CEO