2019 Leadership Council

Lauren Ellis

Lauren Ellis

Communications Committee Chair

Senior Communications Specialist
VSP Global

I was born and raised in Kansas City, and only recently moved my Midwest roots to Sacramento. When my husband and I moved here for work, we had no idea what to expect. Two and a half years later, I can proudly report that we’ve fallen in love…
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Evan Harris

Evan Harris

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Senior Account Executive
Edelman

Evan is a Senior Account Executive at Edelman Public Relations in Sacramento. He previously served as a communications director and legislative assistant in the California State Assembly and is a graduate of the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!). Outside of the office, you can find him and his…
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Kara Johnson

Kara Johnson

Membership Committee Chair

Community Engagement Coordinator
SAFE Credit Union

As a Southern California transplant, Kara Johnson has enjoyed using her role as a Community Engagement Coordinator with SAFE Credit Union to form relationships within Sacramento. Actively seeking out new opportunities to interact with nonprofits and volunteer organizations, she has been an active EDGE member since moving to…
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Jenn Fuss

Jenn Fuss

Membership Committee Co-Chair

Events & Digital Marketing Coordinator
American River Parkway Foundation

I’m a Sacramento native through and through, having left town only to obtain my business degree with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I loved growing up in Sacramento, and always planned to build my adult life here. I like to describe Sacramento as…
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Felicia Reyes

Felicia Reyes

Professional Development Committee Co-Chair

Design Professional
Architectural Nexus

I’m a Sacramento native, with strong roots in the region. I spent 5 years in Savannah, Georgia where I graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Master of Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design. As a Design Professional at Architectural Nexus, it is my…
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Chad Roberts

Chad Roberts

EMERGE Summit Chair

Attorney
Hefner Stark & Marois, LLP

Chad Roberts is an attorney at Hefner Law. He represents and provides strategic advice to landowners, developers, and homebuilders in all aspects of land use and real estate law. He has played a key role in entitling very significant residential, infill, mixed-use, retail, and industrial projects throughout the…
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