Speakers

Welcome:  Michael Woo, Dean of the College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona 

 

Morning Panel (panel #1): How can we build strategic partnerships for job growth in the high tech and health care sectors (including high-wage jobs for blue-collar workers)?

                   Jeff Allred, President & CEO, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

                   Dena Belzer, President, Strategic Economics, Inc.

                   Hon. Jon Harrison, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Redlands; former Senior Consultant for Business Development at Esri

                   Dr. John Heydt, Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, UCR School of Medicine

                   Harris Koenig, President & CEO, San Antonio Regional Hospital

                   Hon. Ryan McEachron, President, San Bernardino County Associated Governments;

                                         Council Member, Victorville City Council

                   Bill Perez, Executive Secretary, San Bernardino-Riverside Counties Building & Construction Trades Council

                   Joanna Zhang, Executive Director, China Enterprise Council

 

Keynote Address: Aviation as a Regional Economic Driver

                   Michael Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

 

Afternoon Panel (Panel #2): Connecting Rail Transit to Ontario Airport: Opportunities, Challenges & Solutions

                   Roderick Diaz, Director of Planning & Development, Metrolink

                   John Fasana, Member, LA Metro Board of Directors;  Councilmember, City of Duarte; Transportation Committee
                                    Chair, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments; Member, Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
                   Stephen G. Fox, Senior Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments; 
                                     Project Director, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Inter-County Transit and Rail Connectivity Study

                   Hon. Ron Loveridge, Vice-President, Ontario International Airport Authority; Former Mayor, City of Riverside

                   Hon. Sam Pedroza, Mayor, City of Claremont; Vice Chair, Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority

                   Raymond Wolfe, Executive Director, San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)

 

Afternoon Panel (Panel #3): What Are the Opportunities for Community Development Along our Transit Corridors?

                   Candyce Burnett, Planning Director, City of Rancho Cucamonga

                   Craig Hensley, Community Development Director, City of Duarte

                   Craig Jimenez, Community Development Director, City of Monrovia

                   Huasha Liu, Director of Land Use & Environmental Planning, Southern California Association of Governments

                   Hon. Aquanetta Warren, Mayor, City of Fontana

                   Ryan Wiggins, Climate Policy Manager, Transform

 

 

Afternoon Panel (Panel #4): Goods Movement Modernization and Cargo-Oriented Development: Can We Do It Right and Make It Clean?

                   Michael Cano, Goods Movement Division, LA Metro

                   Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center LA

                   Scott Bernstein, PresidentCenter for Neighborhood Technology

                   Bruce MacRae, Vice President of State Government Affairs, Western Region, United Parcel Service

                   Annie Nam, Manager, Goods Movement & Transportation Financial Planning Department, 
                                       Southern California Association of Governments

                   Lupe Valdez, Director, Public Policy & Community Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad;

                                       Board Member, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

 

 

The County Perspectives:

                   Hon. James Ramos, San Bernardino County Supervisor

                   Hon. Hilda Solis, 
Los Angeles County Supervisor

                  

 

Closing panel: Realizing Opportunities and Making the Future Now

                   Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments

                   Hon. Alan Wapner, Member, Ontario City Council; President, Ontario International Airport Authority;

                                      Second Vice President, Southern California Association of Governments