BizFed Institute Board

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

BFI Board Officers

Chair:
Steve PonTell, CEO, National Community Renaissance

Vice Chair:
Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve

Treasurer:
Matt Klink, Partner, California Strategies

Secretary:
Ruth Drizen-Dohs, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DDCC, Inc.

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

Zanku Armenian, Director of Public Affairs, Southern California Edison

David Englin, Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Red Cross

Ambassador Frank Baxter, Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies and Company

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

Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Kevin Klowden, Executive Director, California Center & Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Stella Li, President, BYD

Adi Liberman, President, Environmental Outreach Strategies

Ed Manning, Partner, KP Public Affairs

Jennifer McElyea, Managing Partner, Watt Investment Partners

Ron Miller, Executive Secretary, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building Trades Council

Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve

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

Ali Sahabi, Chief Financial Officer, Optimum Seismic

Steve Samuelian, Owner & CEO, California Consulting

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

Donald E. St. Clair, Ed.D., Partner, McIntyre-St. Clair, LLC

Jess Tirado, Senior Vice President & Community Relations Manager, Wells Fargo

MC Townsend, President, Regional Black Chamber of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley

Stephanie Wiggins, CEO, Metrolink

Mark Wilbur, Chief Executive Officer, Employers Group

BFI Advisory Board Members

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

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