Committees & Coalitions

The Partnership is committed to providing high-quality programs and services to business professionals, civic leaders and educators in the San Gabriel Valley. As a Partnership member, you have the opportunity to become involved in many of activities and one of the best ways to do so, is through our committees and coalitions. They provide an excellent opportunity for you to receive valuable and timely information about new programs, developments, and legislation, while being able to contribute your expertise on specific interests and establishing professional relationships. Committee membership is open to any Partnership member. Coalitions are groups of members from specific industry groups. For more information, please contact the respective staff member or committee chairs.

Legislative Action Committee
Co-Chairs: Katie Mielke, MHi and Rich Roche, AT&T
Mission: To research, educate, form policy, and communicate the Partnership positions on legislative, regulatory, and infrastructure issues affecting the economy of the San Gabriel Valley.
Staff: Brad Jensen, Director of Public Policy
Meets every 4th Wednesday of the month at the SGVEP Office, 4910 Building, Conference Room 2, Irwindale

Marketing & Regional Promotions Committee
Chair: Nic Fetter, Samuelson & Fetter LLC
Mission: To market the San Gabriel Valley region as a great place to do business.
Staff: Antoinette Lou, Director of Marketing
Meets every 3rd Wednesday of odd months at 2:00 p.m. and via conference call on even months.

Membership Committee
Co-Chairs: Rene Martinez, City National Bank and David Reyno, Foothill Transit
Mission: To assist with the attraction and retention of new and existing members to the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
Staff: Mike Shay, Vice President, Investor Relations
Meets every odd month on the 2nd Tuesday at 12:00 noon

Events Committee
Co-Chairs: Dave Huntoon, Rose Institute and Don Sachs, Industry Manufacturers Council
Mission: To select unique high-end venues, programming and honorees for the Annual Awards Gala, Economic Outlook Breakfast and the Opportunities Conference.
Staff: Cynthia Kurtz, President & CEO
Meetings are on an as needed basis

Tourism and Hospitality Coalition
Goal: To promote the San Gabriel Valley as an authentic, accessible and affordable tourist destination with numerous activities and events for tourists, business travelers and residents
Staff: Cynthia Kurtz, President & CEO
Meetings are on an as needed basis

Please note that Committees and Coalitions are open to SGVEP members only.

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite B130, Irwindale, CA 91706
Phone (626) 856-3400  Fax (626) 856-5115  Email:
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.