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

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
Mr. James Falaschi
East Bay EDA Officer At-Large
Vista Real Estate Partners
Managing Principal
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
Mr. Greg Armstrong
Executive Director
NECA, NorCal Chapter
Ms. Andrea Bailey
Community Engagement Manager
Chevron
Mr. Michael Brown
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Brown Gee & Wenger LLP
Mr. Peter Buggy
Chief of Staff, Strategy Market Planning
Kaiser Permanente
Ms. Josie Camacho
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Hon. Keith Carson
Supervisor, District 5
Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Mr. Daren Chan
Area Manager, External Affairs
AT&T
Mr. Art Dao
Executive Director
Alameda County Transportation Commission
Mr. Edward Del Beccaro
Managing Director, East Bay & Silicon Valley
Transwestern
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. Bryant Francis
Director of Aviation, Oakland International Airport
Port of Oakland
Mr. Tom Guarino
East Bay Government Relations Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Hon. Barbara Halliday
Mayor
City of Hayward (Representing Alameda 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. Sharon Jenkins
Director, Corporate Health & Employer Broker Relations
John Muir Health
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. Chris Kelley
Vice Mayor (Representing Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference)
City of Hercules
Ms. Jennifer Linton
President
OSIsoft LLC
Ms. Chantel Mandel
Director, Public Policy & Communications
Bayer
Hon. John Marchand
Mayor (Representing Alameda County Mayors' Conference)
City of Livermore
Mr. Ken Maxey
Director of Government Affairs
Comcast
Kelly McAdoo
Assistant City Manager (Representing Alameda County City Managers' Association)
City of Hayward
Hon. Lynette Gibson McElhaney
Council Member (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
Mr. John Moreno
Public Affairs Manager
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
Dr. Leroy Morishita
President
California State University, East Bay
Ms. Susan Muranishi
County Administrator
Alameda County
Mr. Mickey Randhawa
East Bay Regional President
Wells Fargo
Mr. Rich Rankin
Director of Industrial Partnerships Office & Interim Director of Economic Development
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Mr. Kwame Reed
Senior Analyst
City of Brentwood
Mr. Rich Robbins
Founder & CEO
Wareham Development
Ms. Emily Shanks
Regional Executive - Western Region, Small Business Banking
Bank of America
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. Chris Wright
General Manager
AEG Facilities
Hon. Sean Wright
Mayor (Representing Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference)
City of Antioch