2018 Leadership Council

Taylor Toledo

Taylor Toledo

Communications Committee 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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Lauren Ellis

Lauren Ellis

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Account Manager
3fold Communications

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. A year and half later, I can proudly report that we’ve fallen in love with…
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Alonso Garcia

Alonso Garcia

Membership & Events Committee Chair

Community Coordinator
INALLIANCE

Alonso is currently employed with INALLIANCE, a nonprofit agency serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As the Community Coordinator, he facilitates and implements the agency’s public engagement activities, is a liaison with community businesses and corporations, and develops internal and external activities that promote the mission of…
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Kara Johnson

Kara Johnson

Membership & Events Committee Co-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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Cheryl McMurtry

Cheryl McMurtry

Professional Development Committee Chair

Business Development Manager
Architectural Nexus

I am truly a Sacramento transplant, but I feel like a native. I was born and raised in Arizona where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from Arizona State, but early in my career I was given the opportunity of visiting the Sacramento Region. …
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Will Hixson

Will Hixson

Professional Development Committee Co-Chair

Association Operations Manager
FSB Core Strategies

William Hixson serves as association operations manager for FSB Core Strategies, an association management, public relations and political affairs firm. In this role he provides executive leadership, communication, and membership support for non-profit professional societies and trade associations. His primary clients include the Sacramento Area Human Resource Association,…
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Johnny Perez

Johnny Perez

Sponsorship Committee 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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Chantel Johnson-Crockrom

Chantel Johnson-Crockrom

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair

Community Engagement Representative
SMUD

I am extremely proud to call Sacramento my home! I first came here to take part in the 10-month Capitol Fellows, Senate Fellowship program in 2008. At the conclusion of the program, I moved away shortly to pursue graduate school and other career opportunities but moved back in…
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Joe Hernandez

Joe Hernandez

Political Action Committee Chair

Community Relations
Premier Healthcare Services

Originally from Southern California, I was first exposed to the Sacramento region, specifically Davis, when I attended UC Davis to complete a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After my experiences within the area I had become so attached to the quaint college town that I remained there for…
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Megan Blackwell

Megan Blackwell

EMERGE Summit 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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Chad Roberts

Chad Roberts

EMERGE Summit Co-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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Monica Hans Folsom

Monica Hans Folsom

Secretary

Partner
Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle & Koewler LLP

I never imagined when moving to Sacramento for law school in 2000 that it would become the place that I consider home. It has been exciting to watch Sacramento grow and develop into a thriving metropolis of opportunity for young professionals. It is also personally satisfying to live…
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Michael Weagraff

Michael Weagraff

Community Engagement Chair

Development & Strategic Initiatives Analyst
College of Business Administration at Sacramento State

As the Development and Strategic Initiatives Analyst for the College of Business Administration at Sacramento State, I help develop strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals in the region with the ultimate goal of providing a better educational experience for the students. I am fortunate that I have a…
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Amanda Sebastiani

Amanda Sebastiani

Community Engagement Co-Chair

Art Director
Runyon Saltzman, Inc

As an art director at Runyon Saltzman, Inc. I create and build strategic campaigns for our clients, locally, nationally, and globally. I take pride in utilizing my design thinking and creative mind to not only do a good job for my company, but also to participate in a…
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Heather Williams

Heather Williams

Foundation Special Projects

Strategic Initiatives Director
California Department of Education

While I grew up and went to college in Southern California, I’ve lived in Sacramento for over nine years. I have a strong passion for the Sacramento community and its promising future. Since I moved to Sacramento, the city has grown and changed for the better. I love…
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