The GO-Biz Team

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts.

We offer a range of no-cost consultation services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit assistance, regulatory guidance, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more. Our teams are comprised of experts that span industries, geographies and business backgrounds who are happy to assist your economic development and job growth efforts.

Chris Dombrowski

Chief Deputy Director

Tyson Eckerle

Tyson Eckerle

Senior Advisor for Clean Infrastructure and Mobility

Sandy Reynoso

Sandy Reynoso

Executive Project Manager

Office of Legislative Affairs

Lauren Greenwood

Lauren Greenwood

Deputy Director of Legislation

Office of Communications

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Willie Rudman

Deputy Director of Communications

Office of Legal Affairs

Van Nguyen

Van Nguyen

Deputy Director, Legal Affairs

Hannah Goldsmith

Hannah Goldsmith

Counsel, Legal Affairs

Office of Supply Chain

Trelynd Bradley

Trelynd Bradley

Deputy Director of Sustainable Freight and Supply Chain Development

Business Development

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Kaina Pereira

Senior Advisor, Business Development

Business Investment Services Unit

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Poonum Patel

Assistant Deputy Director, Business Investment Services

michael karavolias

Michael Karavolias

Sustainable Innovation Specialist

julie herd

Julie Herd

Associate Deputy Director, Business Programs and Outreach

Stephen Suderman

Regional Business Development Specialist, Greater Sacramento, Central & Eastern Sierra Regions

melissa howlett

Melissa Howlett

Regional Business Development Specialist, Inland Empire & Southern Border Regions

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Dustin McDonald

Regional Business Development Specialist, Greater Los Angeles Region

Toni Gomez

Toni Gomez

Regional Business Development Specialist, Bay Area & Central Coast regions

Nina Natina

Nina Natina

Regional Business Development Specialist, North State Region

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Brian Coleman

Place-Based Incentives Specialist

Moeed Farooq

Business Development Analyst

Kimberly Ceron

Kimberly Cerón

Business Development Analyst

Office of Permit Assistance

Manjeet McCarthy

Manjeet McCarthy

Senior Permit Specialist – Northern California Region

Lillian Conroe

Senior Permit Specialist – Southern California Region

California Competes Tax Credit

Scott-Dosick

Scott Dosick

Deputy Director

Jee Liyanage

Jee Liyanage

Assistant Deputy Director

Jonathan Sievers

Jonathan Sievers

California Competes Specialist

Dan Kerbs

Dan Krebs

California Competes Specialist

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Brandon Lowe

California Competes Specialist

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Christine Roybal

California Competes Analyst

Narjisse Sarehane

Narjisse Sarehane

California Competes Analyst

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Erik Brown

California Competes Analyst

Community and Local Equity Grants Unit

Will Koch

William Koch

Deputy Director

Alejandro Raygoza

Alejandro Raygoza

Assistant Deputy Director

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Natasha Lodahl

Grant Supervisor

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Katie Raley

Grant Supervisor

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Michael Tovar

Grant Analyst

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Nicole Bravin

Grant Analyst

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Yen Le

Grant Analyst

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Joel Radtke

Grant Analyst

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Carlos Barron

Staff Grant Analyst

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Michael Pennypacker

Staff Grant Analyst

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Angela Payroda

Staff Grant Analyst

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Ryan Bethke

Grant Assistant

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Caleb Morris

Grant Assistant

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Elizabeth Witthans

Grant Assistant

Energy and Climate Unit

Moly Rohimah

Rohimah Moly

Deputy Director of Energy and Climate

Gabrielle Stevenson

Gabrielle Stevenson

Assistant Deputy Director, Energy and Climate

Grace Curtis

Grace Curtis

Energy Analyst, Energy and Climate

International Affairs and Trade

Emily Desai

Deputy Director of International Affairs and Trade

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Henan Li

Trade and Investment Representative – Asia

Diana Dominguez

Trade and Investment Representative for the Americas

Tricia Utterback

Tricia Utterback

Trade and Investment Representative for Europe, MEA, India

Maria Onorato

Foreign Direct Investment Program Manager

Mariana Guevara

Mariana Guevara

Export Program Manager

Claire Gordon

Claire Gordon

International Investment and Research Analyst

Odet Ford

Odet Ford

Immigrant Integration Manager

Yoan Vivas

Yoan Vivas

Immigrant Integration & Grants Analyst

Jonathan Gasca

International Trade Analyst

Office of Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development

Gia Vacin

Gia Brazil Vacin

Deputy Director, ZEV Market Development

Hickerson Hickerson

Heather Hickerson

Assistant Deputy Director, ZEV Market Development

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Cortney Copeland

Program Manager, ZEV Market Development

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Elsa Wright

ZEV Infrastructure Permitting and Development Specialist

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Michael Kashuba

Infrastructure Specialist