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Gavin Newsom to Keynote MBEP’s State of the Region Conference

By Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat

[Editor’s note: Santa Cruz Tech Beat recently published Q&A: Kate Roberts on What You Need to Know About MBEP on September 23, 2015, and MBEP Names Kate Roberts as New President on September 11, 2015.]

September 30, 2015 — Marina, CA

  • MBEP’s State of the Region Conference
  • November 4, 2015
  • Chaminade Conference Center, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Tickets: $129, available at Eventbrite

The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) has announced that California Lieutenant MBEP-SOTR-logoGovernor, Gavin Newsom, will be the keynote speaker at MBEP’s State of the Region Conference on November 4, 2015, at the Chaminade. Newsom will be sharing his vision of California in the next decade.

“We are very glad to have the support of the Lieutenant Governor for this regional event that will address issues important to all Californians, such as affordable housing, infrastructure, workforce, environment, public safety and health care,” said Bud Colligan, MBEP Co-Chair and CEO of South Swell Ventures. MBEP is part of the California Stewardship Network and supports the efforts of CA Forward.

Many prominent leaders will be speaking at the event, including:

  • Leslie Conner, Executive Director, Women and Family Health Center
  • Larry DeGhetaldi, CEO, PAMF
  • Alfred Diaz Infante, President and CEO, CHISPA
  • Lorri Koster, CEO, Mann Packing
  • Alan McKay, CEO, Central Coast Alliance for Health
  • Rene Mendez, City Manager, City of Gonzales and Co-Chair of MBEP
  • Lenny Mendoca, Co-Chair, CA Forward
  • Nan Mickiewicz, CEO, Dominican Hospital
  • Eduardo Ochoa, President, CSUMB

Due to limited seating, this event will sell out in advance. Tickets available at Eventbrite.


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