Board of Directors and Research Advisory Council

Board of Directors

Jerry Carnahan
President & CEO (ret)
Farmers Insurance

Ron Cohen
Sidley Austin

Tom Conley
Senior Vice President
State Farm

Research Advisory Council

Michael Shires, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Pepperdine University

Tracey Grose
Vice President
Bay Area Economic Institute

Alex Maasry
Senior Engagement Manager
McKinsey & Co.

David Flaks
Chief Operating Officer
Los Angeles EDC

Kevin Klowden
Director, California Center
Milken Institute

Andrew Chang
Managing Director
Andrew Chang & Company

Thad Kousser, PhD.
Associate Professor
U.C. San Diego

Ryan Sharp
Senior Vice President 
Economic & Planning Systems 


The Center for Jobs and the Economy is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation with governance consisting of a board of directors, board of governors and a research advisory council.