Meet the Team

Susan Guinn

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Emily Wier

VP, Chief Policy & Strategy Officer

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Daniel Enemark, Ph.D.

Chief Economist

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Audra Herrmann-Hayes

Director of Government Grants

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Karen Boyd, Ph.D.

Economist & Director of Research

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Rachel Lozano Castro

Director of Innovation

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Jamal Russel Black

Senior Officer, Analytics & Impact

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Karen Connolly

Sr. Dir. of Workforce Development 

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Alicia L. Jurek, Ph.D.

Economist

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Michelle Knox Zaloom

Controller

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Niloufar Nasrollahzadeh

Research & Analytics Associate

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Gabriela Gonzalez

Economic Analyst

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Tedi Doychinova

Network Engagement Officer

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Josh Jacobsen

Government Relations & Policy Officer

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Clint Smith

Project Engineer

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Leeanne Singleton

Policy Fellow

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Arnold Cerdinio

Accountant

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Victoria Vasquez

Executive Assistant

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Ben Haddad

Board Chair

Principal, California Strategies

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Dr. Constance Carroll

Vice Chair, Audit and Risk Committee

President and CEO, California Community College Baccalaureate Association

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Jim Howell

Board Treasurer, Finance and Administration Committee Chair

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, San Diego Foundation

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P. Kay Coleman

Board Vice Chair

President & CEO, Del Mar Venture Group

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Lisa Cuestas

Chair, Audit and Risk Committee

Chief Executive Officer, Casa Familiar

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Mel Katz

Board Secretary, Governance and Nominating Committee Chair

Co-founder and Executive Officer for Manpower Staffing Services of San Diego

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Ernest Rady

Board Member

Chairman & CEO, American Assets Trust

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Susan A. Davis

Board Member

Former U.S. Congressperson

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Michel Anderson

Vice Chair, Finance and Administration Committee

Principal, Michel Anderson & Associates

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Mark Stuart

Board Member

President & CEO, San Diego Foundation

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Susan Guinn

President & CEO, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

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Adie Tomer

Infrastructure, Transportation & Digital Technology

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Jenny Schuetz

Housing & Urban Economics

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Joe Kane

Environment, Transportation & Water

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