Staff Directory

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

Executive

Panorea Avdis
Director

Will Koch
Chief Deputy Director

Vacant
Executive Assistant

Communications

Brook Taylor
Deputy Director

California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)

Leslie McBride
Deputy Director

Ryan Roebuck
Assistant Deputy Director

Diane Banchero
Senior Business Development Specialist

Emily Jarrett
Senior Business Development Specialist

Jeff Malin
Senior Business Development Specialist (Los Angeles Area)

Sid Voorakkara
Senior Business Development Specialist (San Diego Area)

Gil Gonzales
Senior Business Development Specialist (San Francisco Area)

California Competes Tax Credit

Kristen Kane
Deputy Director

Scott Dosick
Assistant Deputy Director

Van Nguyen
California Competes Tax Credit Counsel

Vacant
California Competes Tax Credit Specialist

Bianca Sievers
California Competes Tax Credit Specialist

Nick Murray
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Kim Neri
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Jonathan Sievers
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Amanda Silva
California Competes Tax Credit Program Technician ll

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure

Tyson Eckerle
Deputy Director, Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure

Gia Brazil Vacin
ZEV Instrastructure Project Manager

Taylor Jones
ZEV Special Advisor

Permit Assistance

Vacant
Deputy Director, Permit Assistance

Shannan West
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Frank Ramirez
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Poonum Patel
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Patrick Nevis
Permit Specialist

Small Business

Jesse Torres
Deputy Director & Small Business Advocate

Janelle Green
Small Business Specialist

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

Megan Hodapp
Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Louis Stewart (iHubs)
Deputy Director

Oliver Rosenbloom
Associate Governmental Program Analyst

International Affairs and Business Development

Brian Peck
Deputy Director

Diana Dominguez
Special Advisor for International Trade

Jason Law
Special Advisor for International Investment Relations

External Affairs

Vacant
Deputy Director

Legislative and Inter-Governmental Affairs

Vacant
Deputy Director

Legal Affairs

Grace Arupo Rodriguez
Deputy Director

Administrative Support

Jenifer Henneke
Administrative Manager & Small Business/DVBE Advocate

Brandi Sparks
Personnel Analyst

Jon Green
Personnel Specialist

Tamiko Heim
Budget Analyst

Virginia Gutierrez
Administrative Analyst

Lindy Munguia
Contract Analyst

Vacant
Office Technician

Media and External Affairs Inquiries

For Media Inquiries Only:
(916) 322-0667

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