2017 Leadership Council

Orville Thomas

Orville Thomas

Communications Committee Chair

Director of Government Affairs
California Alliance for Jobs

In planning my life, I always considered Sacramento to be a pit stop rather than a destination. Three years later, I can’t imagine setting down roots in any other area. From the growing food scene to an arena rising in downtown, Sacramento has everything that a young professional…
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Taylor Toledo

Taylor Toledo

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Account Manager
3fold Communications

Still semi-new to the Sacramento region, Taylor is learning the ins and outs of what makes our community great. From farm-to-fork celebrations, plenty of parks and trails, and some wonderful people, she’s fallen in love with all things 916. As an Account Manager at 3fold Communications, she oversees…
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Heidi Pyle

Heidi Pyle

Sponsorship Committee Chair


KP Public Affairs

As someone who was born and raised locally, I feel that no city will ever provide the balance of comfort and excitement that Sacramento does. Our beautiful region blends familiarity and hometown charm with opportunity and potential. We can bike the American River parkway, eat at restaurants that…
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Johnny Perez

Johnny Perez

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair

Community Banking Supervisor
SAFE Credit Union

Johnny is a highly motivated banking professional, proud to be born and raised in Sacramento, devoting his time to ensure the region continues to thrive as one of the best cities around. He currently oversees the Community Banking event team at SAFE Credit Union. Managing over 200 events…
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Leidhra Johnson

Leidhra Johnson

EMERGE Summit Chair

Marketing Manager
Paragary Restaurant Group

I love Sacramento. Like so many people born in the region, I left expecting bigger and better things in different cities, but quickly realized Sacramento is where I wanted to be. Sacramento is my home, and an awesome home at that. The longer I live in this city,…
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Megan Blackwell

Megan Blackwell

EMERGE Summit Co-chair

Marketing Manager
Otto Construction

Born and raised in Oregon and attended the University of Oregon (go Ducks!), where I graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I moved to Sacramento in 2007, where I landed my first gig as the Director of Membership and Marketing for the…
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Maria C

Maria C "Marycon" Razo

Inspire Giving Liaison

Media Communications Specialist
City of Sacramento

As a Media Communications Specialist for the City of Sacramento, I represent the City as a spokesperson, community liaison, and a marketing and media relations strategist. I oversee the communications and media relations efforts for the City’s Public Works, and Parks and Recreation Departments. As the City continues…
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