Economic Development Center Staff at the 2023 Ventura County Leadership Academy Journey to Leadership Awards Luncheon

Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) President & CEO Bruce Stenslie was recognized as the Ventura County Leadership Academy’s Business Leader of the Year. Staff and advisors came in celebration of Bruce’s recognition.

From Left to Right: EDC Office Manager Kelly Noble, Zack Scurrah, EDC Communications & Marketing Manager Tracie Schneider, EDC Director of Lending Marvin Boateng, EDC Loan Program Assistant Vicki Meraz, EDC Small Business Development Center Director Dr. Ray Bowman, EDC Workforce and Economic Strategies Senior Associate Vivian Vázquez, EDC President & CEO Bruce Stenslie, Julie Stenslie, EDC Film Liaison Bill Bartels, EDC Loan Relationship Specialist Tiffany Hunsberger, EDC Santa Barbara County Strategic Alliance Associate Guy Smith, EDC Bilingual Marketing Assistant Stephanie González, EDC Director of Strategic Relations Alondra Gaytán, EDC Grants & Contracts Manager Monica Estrella

EDC is committed to fostering a strong and healthy Ventura and Santa Barbara regional economy with a high quality of life and broadly shared opportunities. The nonprofit was founded in 1996 with funding from the County of Ventura, the 10 cities in the county and key private-sector companies. EDC has become a key player in delivering business consulting, funding and strategic initiatives that support the regional economy and business owners across the greater Central Coast.

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