Celebrating 40 years of stewardship of America’s largest county economy. 

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

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OUR TEAM

We are working remotely during “Safer at Home” COVID-19 protocols.  LAEDC is fully operational and assisting businesses and nonprofits during this time to help them overcome challenges and avoid layoffs.  Please see our resource page here, and contact our Business Assistance team at:  covid19response@laedc.org

LAEDC Officers

William C. “Bill” Allen
Chief Executive Officer
Biography
213.236.4814

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Susan D. Stel
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Biography
213.622.4300

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Stephen Cheung
Chief Operating Officer, LAEDC
President, WTCLA
Biography
213-236-4883

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Accounting & IT

Sonia Estrada
Director of Accounting 
213.622.4300

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Rick Davila
Manager, Information Systems & Office Administration
213.622.4300

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Esmeraldo Ballada
Accounting Manager
213.622.4300

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Business Assistance

Carrie Rogers
Sr Vice President, Business Assistance & Development
Biography

213.236.4824

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Barbara Levine
Senior District Manager
Biography

310.466.5197

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Bob Machuca
Senior District Manager
Biography

626.856.3400

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Karen Coronel
Regional Manager, Keep LA Working Initiative
213.399.5933

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Ricky Michel
Regional Manager, Keep LA Working Initiative

 

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Andrew Weddle

Manager, Business Assistance & Development

213.236.4839

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Leonard Barrales

District Manager
Biography
213.725.4938

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Linden Johnson
District Manager, Business Assistance & Development
Biography

213.725.4938

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Tatiana Celebertti
Regional Manager, Keep LA Working Initiative
213-320-9020

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Shane Cullen

Manager, Event Programs
213.236.4812

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Strategic Relations (Memberships & Events)

PR & Marketing Communications

Lawren Markle
Senior Director of Communications
Biography

213.236.4847

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Ivy Arias

Head of Marketing
213.236.4884

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Institute for Applied Economics (IAE)

Shannon Sedgwick
Director, Institute for Applied Economics
Biography

213.236.4831

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Arthur Girard
Research Analyst, Institute for Applied Economics

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Tyler Laferriere
Associate Economist

Biography

213.236.4888

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Strategic Initiatives & Workforce Development

Judy Kruger
Senior Director,

Strategic Initiatives &
Industry Cluster Development
Biography

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Claire Anderson

Workforce Development Program Manager

213.236.4828

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Jacqueline Johnson
Administrative Assistant
Digital Media & Entertainment (DME)
Industry Cluster Development

213-236-4848

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Jessica Ku Kim
Senior Director of Workforce Development
Biography

213.236.4835

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Isabel Duran
Administrative Manager
Industry Cluster Development
213-236-4885

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World Trade Center Los Angeles

Stephen Cheung
President,
World Trade Center Los Angeles
and Chief Operating Officer, LAEDC
Biography
213-236-4883

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www.wtcla.org

Michael A. Smith
Director, International Trade,
World Trade Center Los Angeles
Biography

213-236-4883

E-mail

www.wtcla.org