2023 Regional Leadership Forum Speaker List

Assemblymember Laura Friedman

Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Angie Schmitt, Author of Right of Way

Mark Tollefson, Undersecretary, California State Transportation Agency

Mike Madrid, Principal, GrassrootsLab

Theodore Smalley, Executive Director, Tulare Council of Governments

Bill Keyrouze, Executive Director, Association Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Chris Schmidt, Deputy District Director – Right of Way, Caltrans & Digital Equity Manager, San Diego Association of Governments

Sunne McPeak, President & CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund

Darrell Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Orange County Transportation Authority

Gustavo Velasquez, Director, Housing and Community Development

Kacey Lizon, Deputy Executive Director of Planning & Programs, Sacramento Area Council of Government

This list is not complete and will be updated throughout the weeks leading up to the Regional Leadership Forum. We will be including short biographies as well.