Leadership Team

Board of Directors

The Alliance Board sets our policies, governs our organization to ensure fulfilment of our nonprofit mission, and represents the community we serve.

Staff

Sonya Kay Blake,
President and CEO

sblake@economicalliance.org
(818) 379-7000 ext. 106

Erica Gass,
Vice President of Operations

egass@economicalliance.org
(818) 379-7000 ext. 110

Michael Carter,
Economic & Workforce
Development Manager

mcarter@economicalliance.org
(818) 379-7000 ext. 105

Jacqui Matsumoto,
Director of Investor Relations

jmatsumoto@economicalliance.org
(818) 379-7000 ext. 113

Angela Taslakian,
Special Projects Assistant

ataslakian@economicalliance.org
(818) 379-7000 ext. 101

Regional Partners

The Alliance is proud to represent the five cities of the San Fernando Valley region, including the Cities of Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Los Angeles, and San Fernando.

Strategic Partners

As the Valleyโ€™s leading economic development catalyst, The Alliance convenes key business organizations, influences public discussions around relevant business topics, and facilitates collaborative action that improves our quality of life along with the following partner organizations:

Financial Partners

Meet the community leaders who are committed to corporate social responsibility and invest in the economic vitality of the Valley.