Panel Members

ETP is governed by eight Panel members: Three members are appointed by the Governor. Two are appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. Two are appointed by the Senate Pro Tem. The Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), or his/her designee, shall serve as an ex officio, voting member.

Barry Broad

Senate President Pro Tempore Appointee, Governor Appointed Chairperson

Barry Broad is the Principal of Broad & Gusman, a law firm he established in 1994.

Gloria Bell

Governor Appointee

Gloria Bell has served as Board Member and Chair of the Soledad Hospital District and as Trustee and Chair to the Soledad Union School District.

Gretchen Newsom

Speaker of the Assembly Appointee

Gretchen Newsom is a community leader and advocate of working families.

Janice Roberts

Governor Appointee, Vice Chairperson

Janice Roberts is currently the PepsiCo Senior Manager of Economic Development where she is responsible for securing global tax, environmental and training incentives.

Ernesto Morales

Speaker of Assembly Appointee

Ernesto Morales is a 15-year veteran in business development and public affairs and has extensive experience in delivering projects and programs that engage and empower communities in California.

Panorea Avdis

GOBIZ Director

Will Koch as Ex-Officio by designation of Panorea Avdis, Director of  Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GOBIZ).

Ali Tweini

Senate President Pro Tempore Appointee

As an elected board member of the Islamic Center of Southern California, board member of CLUE and SGVCA, Mr. Tweini believes that an effective community member must be an active citizen of the community and must maintain crucial networks with organizations with common goals.

Rick Smiles

Governor Appointee

Since 1995 Rick has been a proud Union Laborer and Labor Representative in San Diego. Continuing his passion for supporting and protecting the Laborers’ Union, their rights, and their mission, in 2010 Rick was elected Vice President of Laborers Local 89. In 2013 Rick Smiles was elected President of Laborers’ Local 89, a position which he still holds today along with proudly serving as a field representative for the Southern California District Council of Laborers.

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Next Panel Meetings

August 24, 2018
CalEPA - Sierra Room
1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Friday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

September 28, 2018
CalEPA – Sierra Room
1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM