BizFed Institute Board

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

BFI Board Officers

ChairJonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve
Vice ChairMatt Klink, California Strategies
TreasurerRon Miller, LA/OC Building Trades Council
SecretaryRuth Drizen-Dohs, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DDCC, Inc.
Program Committee Chair: Kevin Klowden, Executive Director, California Center & Managing Economist, Milken Institute
Immediate Past Chair: Steve PonTell, CEO, National Community Renaissance
Founding Chair: David Fleming, BizFed Founding Chair, Senior Advisor to Senator Bob Hertzberg
Founding CEO: Tracy Hernandez, BizFed Founding CEO, President, IMPOWER, Inc.
President: Kevin G. Harbour, Sr.

BFI Board Members

Andy Carrasco, Vice President of Strategy and Engagement, and Chief Environmental Officer, Southern California Gas Company
Garrett Gin, SVP, Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Bank of America
Rex Knowles, Director, External Affairs, Verizon
Stella Li, President, BYD
Ed Manning, Partner, KP Public Affairs
Jennifer McElyea, Managing Partner, Watt Investment Partners
Tigran Patpatyan, Vice President, San Fernando Valley Commercial Banking, MUFG Union Bank
Ali Sahabi, Chief Financial Officer, Optimum Seismic
Patty Senecal, Manager of Southern California, Western States Petroleum Association
MC Townsend, President, Regional Black Chamber of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley
Stephanie Wiggins, CEO, Metro
Mark Wilbur, Chief Executive Officer, Employers Group

Dulce Vasquez
, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Arizona State University

Stephanie Hsieh
, Executive Director, Biocom

Professor Frank Zerunyan
, USC Sol Price Executive Education

BFI Advisory Board Members

Gilbert Ivey, Former CAO, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Adi Liberman, President, Environmental Outreach Strategies


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