Staff Directory

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
1325 J Street, Suite 1800
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-0694 / (877) 345-4633


Kish Rajan

Panorea Avdis
Chief Deputy Director

Amalia Carlos
Executive Assistant


Brook Taylor
Deputy Director

California Business Investment Services (CALBis)

Leslie McBride
Deputy Director

Patrick McGuire
Senior Business Development Specialist

Jeff Malin
Senior Business Development Specialist ( Los Angeles)

Justin Currie
Business Development Specialist (Bay Area)

Sid Voorakkara
Business Development Specialist (San Diego Area)

California Competes Tax Credit

Will Koch
Deputy Director

Scott Dosick
California Competes Tax Credit Specialist

Ryan Roebuck
California Competes Tax Credit Specialist

Bianca Sievers
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Permit Assistance

Paul Martin
Deputy Director

Tyson Eckerle
Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Project Manager

Andrew Sturmfels
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Shannan West
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Small Business

Barbara Vohryzek
Deputy Director & Small Business Advocate

Janelle Green
Small Business Specialist

Lillian Conroe
Small Business Specialist (So Cal - Los Angeles)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Louis Stewart (iHubs)
Deputy Director

International Affairs and Business Development

Brian Peck
Deputy Director

Abby Browning
Int’l Policy, Programs & Partnerships

David Bolognesi
International Investor Relations

External Affairs

Jorge Jaramillo
Deputy Director

Legislative and Inter-Governmental Affairs

Deputy Director

Legal Affairs

Grace Arupo Rodriguez
Deputy Director

Administrative Support

Jenifer Henneke
Administrative Manager & Small Business/DVBE Advocate

Virginia Gutierrez
Administrative Analyst

Jason Triano
Office Technician

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