2021 Leadership Council

Gina McLaughlin

Gina McLaughlin

Communications Committee Chair

Content Specialist
VSP Global

Gina McLaughlin is a content specialist at VSP Global where she works on the Strategic Doctor Communications team. In this…
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Sarah England

Sarah England

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Community Programs Coordinator
Raley's

As a lifelong ‘Sacramentan,’ Sarah England is dedicated to Sacramento’s growth and prosperity. Sarah currently serves as the Community Programs…
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Justin Stein

Justin Stein

Engage Committee Chair

Assistant Project Manager
Teichert

Justin is an Assistant Project Manager at Teichert Materials in Sacramento. At Teichert he focuses on land use permitting and…
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Josiah Prendergast

Josiah Prendergast

Engage Committee Co-Chair

Business Litigation Attorney
Weintraub Tobin

Josiah Prendergast is a business litigation attorney at Weintraub Tobin focusing on partnership and corporate governance disputes as well as…
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Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown

Give Committee Chair

Business Planning Analyst
SMUD

I am a Sacramento area native who loves this region and wants to continue to see it thrive. I have…
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Alexa Dimengo

Alexa Dimengo

Develop Committee Chair

Learning and Development Specialist
Tesco Controls, Inc.

Alexa is passionate about helping others grow, she enjoys training and developing others to reach their full potential. She moved…
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Michael Valania

Michael Valania

Develop Committee Co-Chair

Founder
The Full-Time Dreamer Project

Michael Valania is the founder of The Full-Time Dreamer Project, a strategic foresight consultancy focused on creatively envisioning the future…
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Liz Lorand

Liz Lorand

Empower Committee Chair

Director of Regional Development
California Restaurant Association

Liz became a Metro EDGE member in 2017 and has sat on a variety of committees since joining including Develop,…
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Andrew Shannon

Andrew Shannon

Empower Committee Co-Chair

Tax Consulting Associate
Goodwin Consulting Group, Inc.

Andrew serves as a Tax Associate at Goodwin Consulting Group, Inc. and is the Co-Chair of the Empower Committee. Originally…
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Joaquin Razo

Joaquin Razo

EMERGE Summit Chair

Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
St. Helena Chamber of Commerce

Joaquin serves as the Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer for the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce in the Napa…
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Janette Cruz

Janette Cruz

EMERGE Summit Co-chair

Enterprise Performance Team Lead
SMUD

Janette Cruz grew up in Silicon Valley and set up roots in Sacramento after completing her B.S. in Community and…
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Anna Fontus

Anna Fontus

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Lead

Senior Program Director
Capitol Impact

Anna joined Metro EDGE in 2015 because she was seeking a place to connect with the amazing organizations, movements, and…
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Jordan Brown

Jordan Brown

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Deputy Lead

Director of Educational Technology and Director of Equity and Inclusion
Jesuit High School

Growing up in Sacramento, Jordan has learned to value and understand the diversity of the city. After living in the…
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