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Leadership Team

Stephen Jordan
Mr. Jordan is an internationally recognized expert in community and economic development, critical infrastructure protection, disaster recovery, international trade and investment, and public-private relations. He has a deep understanding of both government public policy and private sector operations, across industries, with a focus on finance, technology, infrastructure and health. He excels at developing and implementing policies and projects, and building public-private partnerships.
Lynn Knight, CEcD
Leann Hackman-Carty
Leann worked as an Executive Assistant, Community & Economic Development to the Mayor of Calgary for over 10 years. Since 2009, Leann has served as the CEO for Economic Developers Alberta which is a provincial economic development network. Leann has significant business and economic disaster recovery experience and is a Canadian leader in this area.
Ken Oplinger
Ken Oplinger has been leading Chambers of Commerce in the Western US for over 26 years, most recently as the President/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region.

Ken is a graduate of Willamette University where he received a BA in Political Science and Spanish. Ken is also a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management at UCLA. He is a Past President of SUPERCHEX, the Chamber Executives organization representing Northern California Chamber.
Roxana Jordan
CFO
Christine Guinessey
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