AMP SoCal Executive Council

The Executive Council is responsible for guiding AMP SoCal’s long-term vision and integrating the activities of the Pillar Committees into the shared goal of supporting the A&D manufacturing ecosystem in Southern California. The council includes a chair and vice chair selected by and representing each of the six Pillar Committees. It also consists of a representative from the different counties in Southern California, the A&D industry and each of the Co-Applicants for AMP SoCal.

The current Executive Council members and their roles are listed below. If you would like more information about how to become involved, or would like to reach out to an Executive Council member for collaboration opportunities, please contact us.



Leonard Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice of Economic Development
Executive Director, USC Center for Economic Development
Director, the National Center for Eco-Industrial Development
Lead Co-Applicant & Principal Investigator, AMP SoCal

Mayor Eric Garcetti
City of Los Angeles
Representatives: Ricardo Vasquez
LA Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
Co-Applicant, AMP SoCal



Keith Coleman
Member, Southwest Water & Energy Consortium
Los Angeles County Representative

Esperanza Colio Warren
Deputy County Executive Officer, Imperial County
Imperial County Representative

Jo Marie Diamond
Executive Director, San Diego East County Economic Development Council
San Diego County Representative

Jim Dunning
Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement and Innovation,
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo County Representative

Rebecca Evans
Executive Director, Workforce Development Board of Ventura County
Ventura County Representative

Carrie Harmon
Deputy Executive Director, Riverside County Economic Development Agency
Riverside County Alternate

Julia Potter
Director for Strategic Partnerships and Special Initiatives
Office of the President, California State University, Northridge
Los Angeles County Alternate

Gregory Washington, Ph.D.
Dean, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine
Orange County Representative

Danielle Wheeler, DPA
Executive Director, March Joint Powers Authority
Riverside County Representative


Pillar Committee

Jose Anaya
Dean, Community Advancement & Business Training Center, El Camino College
Supplier Network Vice Chair

Ray Elledge
Education Program Manager, Verisurf 3D Measurement
Workforce & Training Chair

Elizabeth Glynn
Exporting Consultant
International Trade & Export Vice Chair

David Goodreau
Chairman, Small Manufacturers Association of California
Workforce & Training Vice Chair

Brian Hagerty
Chair, Educational Activities Committee, IEEE Orange County Section
Research & Innovation Chair

Has Patel
Founder & Principal Consultant, Infologic
Research & Innovation Vice-Chair

Ivan Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Executive Director, The Aerospace & Defense Forum
Industry Representative

Michael Slavinski
Owner, L & M Machining Center, Inc.
Industry Representative

James Watson
President & CEO, California Manufacturing and Technology Consultants
Supplier Network Chair

Grace Williams, Ph.D.
Independent Planning & Economic Development Consultant
Infrastructure and Site Development Chair

Jeff Williamson
Statewide Director, Center for International Trade Development (CITD), California Community Colleges Director, California State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP)
Trade & International Investment Chair

Quarterly Results

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