Our Staff

Jeff Allred

President and CEO jallred@valleyconnect.com

Prior to his appointment as president and CEO of the SGV Economic Partnership in May 2016, Jeff Allred served as the city manager of Rosemead for seven years. As city manager, he oversaw an aggressive building program, completing a new …


Michael Shay

Vice President of Investor Relations mshay@valleyconnect.com

Mike Shay has served as Vice President of Investor Relations since 2003. He joined the Partnership with over forty years of sales and sales management experience with nationally recognized manufacturing companies. Outside of his respon …


Brad Jensen

Director of Public Policy bjensen@valleyconnect.com

Brad Jensen oversees political advocacy for the Partnership and serves as the liaison with local elected officials in the California State Legislature, United States Congress, and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. He also represent …


Regina Wang

Director of Marketing and Communications rwang@valleyconnect.com

Regina Wang oversees all external and internal marketing efforts for the Partnership. As the director of marketing and communications, she is responsible for strategically promoting the San Gabriel Valley as well as the Partnership. As …


Annie Wei

Business Assistance Manager awei@valleyconnect.com

Annie Wei is responsible for developing relationships with SGV businesses and assisting businesses in finding the resources they need to be successful. She is also responsible for communicating the advantages of locating a business in …


Dr. Michelle Yanez

Director of Education Pathways myanez@valleyconnect.com

Dr. Michelle Yanez serves as the liaison between businesses and educational institutions. Michelle works under the AMETLL Grant (Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and Linked Learning) on behalf of Pasadena City College …


Christina Garcia

Lead Administrative Office Manager cgarcia@valleyconnect.com

Christina Garcia serves the Partnership as the Lead Administrative Office Manager. Her primary responsibilities are all things related to the administrative assistance of the staff, meetings, event planning and overall support and main …


Cindy Lai

Administrative and Marketing Coordinator clai@valleyconnect.com

Cindy Lai assists with Partnership office management, correspondence, and meeting and event planning. She supports Partnership staff by preparing necessary research materials and documents, maintaining databases, and assisting with soc …


Bob Machuca

LAEDC’s Senior Regional Manager of Business Assistance bob.machuca@laedc.org

Employed by the LAEDC and assigned to the San Gabriel Valley Bob Machuca has over 15 years of experience at the LAEDC, both at the headquarter level and in the field, coordinating numerous business attraction, retention and expansion e …