BizFed Institute Board

The BFI Board is comprised of experts from business, nonprofit, education, and labor.

BFI Board Officers


ChairKevin Klowden, Chief Global Strategist, Milken Institute

Vice ChairRex Knowles, Director, External Affairs, Verizon

Secretary: Robert Sausedo, President & CEO, Community Build Inc

Co-Treasurer: Karin Longhurst, Senior Vice President, Graystone Consulting / Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Co-Treasurer: Mark Guillen, Manager of Public Affair, Crown Castle

Program Committee Co-Chair: Michael Anderson Lawson, President & CEO, Los Angeles Urban League

Program Committee Co-Chair: Matt Klink, California Strategies

Program Committee Co-Chair: Dulce Vasquez, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Arizona State University

Program Committee Co-Chair: Doran J. Barnes, Executive Director, Foothill Transit
Founding ChairDavid Fleming, BizFed Founding Chair, Senior Advisor to Senator Bob Hertzberg
Founding CEOTracy Hernandez, BizFed Founding CEO, President, IMPOWER, Inc.
President: Kevin G. Harbour, Sr.

BFI Board Members


Gregory S. Bielli, President & CEO, Tejon Ranch Co.

Andy Carrasco, Vice President of Strategy and Engagement and Chief Environmental Officer, Southern California Gas Company


Jenny Dudikoff
, Public Relations Professional, KP Public Affairs


Garret Gin
, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Bank of America


Lawrence Gustafson, Sr. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Think Together


Adel Hagekhalil, General Manager and CEO, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


Jennifer Hernandez, Partner, Holland & Knight


Trini Jimenez, Vice President of Public Affairs, Watson Land Company


Craig Kessler, Director – Public Affairs, Southern California Golf Association


Stella Li, President, BYD


Maria Mehranian, Managing Partner, Cordoba Corporation


Lee Odell, Chief Operating Officer, ATEC Systems LLC


Whitney O’Neill, Vice President, Government Affairs, Charter Communications


Tigran Patpatyan, Vice President, San Fernando Valley Commercial Banking, MUFG Union Bank


Steve PonTell, CEO, National Community Renaissance


Ali Sahabi, Chief Financial Officer, Optimum Seismic


Patty Senecal, Manager of Southern California, Western States Petroleum Association


Rohit Shukla
, Founder & CEO, Larta Institute


Quentin D Strode
, President and CEO, Vermont Slauson Economic


Jon Switalski
, Executive Director, Rebuild SoCal Partnership

Alene Taber, Counsel, Hanson Bridgett LLP


Dr. Chris Thornberg, Founder, Beacon Economics LLC


Mark Wilbur, Chief Executive Officer, Employers Group


Ella Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Aegir Systems, Inc.


BFI Advisory Board Members


Gilbert Ivey, Former CAO, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

 

Adi Liberman, President, Environmental Outreach Strategies


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