Team

Executive Staff

Panorea Avdis
Director

Vacant
Chief Deputy Director

GO-Biz Team by Unit

California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)

Vacant
Deputy Director

Kaina Pereira
Assistant Deputy Director

Diane Banchero
Senior Business Development Specialist

Poonum Patel
Senior Business Development Specialist (San Francisco Area)

Shea Benton
Senior Business Development Specialist (San Diego Area)

Vacant
Senior Business Development Specialist

Vacant
Senior Business Development Specialist (Los Angeles Area)

California Competes Tax Credit

Cheryl Akin
Deputy Director

Scott Dosick
Assistant Deputy Director

Van Nguyen
California Competes Tax Credit Counsel

Jee Liyanage
California Competes Tax Credit Specialist

Jonathan Sievers
California Competes Tax Credit Specialist

Marie Davis
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Dan Krebs
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Vacant
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Communications

Samuel Chiu
Deputy Director

Community Reinvestment Grants Program

William Koch
Deputy Director

Vacant
Grant Analyst

Vacant
Grant Analyst
 

International Affairs and Business Development

Awinash Bawle
Deputy Director

Diana Dominguez
Special Advisor for International Trade

Jason Law
Special Advisor for International Investment Relations

External Affairs

Sid Voorakkara
Deputy Director

Legal Affairs

Legislative Affairs

Maral Farsi
Deputy Director

Permit Assistance Unit

Daljit Bains
Deputy Director

Patrick Nevis
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Manjeet McCarthy
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Vacant
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Small Business Assistance and Innovation

Vacant
Deputy Director and Small Business Advocate

Janelle Green
Small Business Specialist

Lillian Conroe
Small Business Specialist (Los Angeles Area)

Taelor Stamm
Small Business Program Analyst

Michelle Nguyen
Small Business Program Analyst

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure

Tyson Eckerle
Deputy Director

Gia Brazil Vacin
ZEV Infrastructure Project Manager

Vacant
ZEV Special Assignment

Goods Movement and Sustainable Freight Program

Frank Ramirez
Goods Movement and Sustainable Freight Manager

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