Board of Directors

Solano EDC’s mission and operations are guided by a Board of Directors representing the key industries that we serve, as well as public officials and service providers.


Celia Esposito-Noy, Ed.D.

Superintendent, President Solano Community College District


Paul Adler

Director Community Relations & Government Affairs Valero Benicia Refinery

Greg Armstrong

Executive Director, NorCal Chapter National Electrical Contractors Association

John Barkey

Chief Financial Officer The Wiseman Company

Sheila Barrett McCabe

Executive Director Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District

Bill Biasi

Mayor Pro-Tempore City of Winters

Nicole Byrd Braddock

Executive Director Solano Land Trust

Larry Burkhardt

Economic Development City of Dixon

Aaron Busch

City Manager City of Vacaville

Pippin Dew

Councilmember City of Vallejo

Bill Emlen

Assistant County Administrator County of Solano

Jim Ernest

Council member City of Dixon

Celia Esposito-Noy, Ed.D.

Superintendent, President Solano Community College District

Lisette Estrella-Henderson

Superintendent of Schools Solano County Office of Education

Kevin Flanagan

Division Manager Republic Services

Elsa Flores

Public Affairs Director Kaiser Permanente

Theresa Fortier

Vice President Business Banking Manager Westamerica Bank

Greg Folsom

City Manager City of Suisun City

David Gassaway

Interim City Manager City of Fairfield

Michael Ghiorso

Discovery Builders

Mario Giuliani

Deputy City Manager City of Benicia

Daryl Halls

Executive Director Solano Transportation Authority

Erin Hannigan

Supervisor County of Solano

Dilenna Harris

Executive Consultant Kaiser Permanente

Alma Hernandez

Mayor Pro Tem City of Suisun City

Robert Hickey

City Manager City of Rio Vista

Newman Hoffman

CFO & Associate VP of Admin Touro University

Steve Huddleston

Vice President, Public Affairs NorthBay Healthcare

Kelley Jaeger-Jackson

Chief Admin Officer Sutter Solano Medical Center

Liz Kelly

Associate Director Genentech

Bridgit Koller

Vice President Forward Planning Lennar

Albert Lavezzo

Founder and Managing Partner Law Offices of Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell

Jim Lindley

City Manager City of Dixon

Don Maier

CSU Maritime Academy

Mike Malone

City Manager City of Vallejo

Mitch Mashburn

Director Solano County Water Agency

Deborah K. Maus, CAE

President and CEO Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Onassis McFarlane

Field Representative Carpenters Local 180

Kevin Miller

President/CEO Travis Credit Union

Edwin Okamura

Council member City of Rio Vista

Scott Pardini

General Manager Recology Vacaville Solano Dixon

Harry Price

Mayor City of Fairfield

Jon Quick

Senior Vice President Colliers International

Melyssa Reeves

President/CEO Visit Vacaville

Scott Reynolds

Managing Partner Reynolds Law, LLP

Ron Rowlett

Mayor City of Vacaville

Scott Sheldon

President Terra Realty Advisors, Inc.

Talyon Sortor

Assistant General Manager Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District

Lindsey Strange

SVP | Chief Retail Officer | Administration Valley Strong Credit Union

Christina Strawbridge

Council Member City of Benicia

Scott Thomas

Sales Manager - Aggregates & Asphalt Syar Industries

Kathleen Trepa

City Manager City of Winters

Erik Upson

City Manager City of Benicia

Louise Walker

President and CEO First Northern Bank

Rob White

Vice President - Planned Communities Lewis Management Corp.