Board of Directors

Tracey Schaal

Tracey Schaal is the Principal of Intrépide Enterprises, an economic development and non-profit organization of thought leaders with expertise in business attraction and retention efforts, project development and management of new and creative ways to market your community or organization. She is a dynamic community relations executive specializing in creating vision, purpose, and impact. She …

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Rod Brewer

Rod Brewer is a Government Relations Advisor in State Public Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), where he serves as an in-house lobbyist and supports the State Legislative Affairs team in the development and conveyance of SCE’s external relations, constituent affairs, and business priorities before the State Legislature, the Administration, and related external stakeholders. Prior …

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Dr. Adrienne Lawson

Dr. Adrienne S. Lawson is an academic administrator and educator with more than 30 years of experience. She joined PRIDE Industries in October 2020 as Director for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion; and oversees AA/EEO Compliance. She also is a part-time faculty member at Sacramento State where she is an advisory board member for the Education doctorate …

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Johnnise Foster-Downs

Johnnise Foster-Downs joins the Board with a broad background in Political and Government Affairs. With over 20 years of Political and Government Affairs experience, Johnnise has held positions in both the public and private sectors.  Johnnise currently handles Government Relations for PG&E’s Sacramento-Sierra Division, covering Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba Counties, and the cities of Davis …

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Lydia Ramirez

Ms. Ramirez serves as our Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and Chief DE&I Officer, positions she has held since February 2021. Ms. Ramirez previously served as our Senior Vice President and Director of Operations from 2018 to 2021 and our Senior Vice President and Director of Branch Administration from 2017 to 2018. Ms. …

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Mark Adams

Mark Adams is a bay area native turned Sacramento entrepreneur. Raised in Richmond California, Mark has now created a life for himself and his family in Sacramento. He is both founder and president of AHI Construction, Inc (AHI). Prior to starting AHI, Mark earned a dual BA from UC Davis in Economics and Sociology, and …

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Henry Li

Henry Li is a transformational and dynamic leader with a tenure of over 25 years of extraordinary accomplishments driving strategic planning, service excellence and innovation, fiscal renewal, collaborative partnership building, modernization of infrastructure and organizational excellence. He is a strong advocate for transparency, diversity, inclusion and accountability. Since becoming SacRT’s General Manager/CEO in July 2016, …

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Christine D. Lovely

Christine D. Lovely is a talented higher-education HR leader with extensive experience in delivering HR services and leading organizations through change initiatives. Since October  2018 she has served as the Associate Vice Chancellor – Chief Human Resources Officer at UC Davis and has responsibility for the central HR teams on both the Davis and Health campuses. …

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Brandy Bolden

Brandy Bolden’s career experience spans over 25 years of operational leadership in both the public and private sectors and across the financial, semiconductor, consumer goods and utility industries. She’s currently the Chief Customer Officer at SMUD, the nation’s sixth largest publicly owned utility. Brandy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, …

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Azizza Davis Goines

Azizza Davis Goines is the President and CEO of the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Director of the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Bringing over 30 years experience in Association Management, her experience includes working previously as the Community Relations/Development Director for the Northern California HIV/AIDS Healthcare Center, President and CEO …

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Michelle M. Picard

Michelle Picard is a finance professional with more than 20 years in the Transportation Industry currently performing the role of Director, Business Governance and Risk Management and DBE Liaison Officer for Siemens Mobility Inc. – Rolling Stock headquartered in Sacramento, CA. Michelle graduated cum laude from the California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration …

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Ira Williams

Ira Williams is President of Bulletproof Tax & Accounting Firm Inc. a company he founded in 2005.  He is one of only 500 tax professionals across the US, who has earned the prestigious Certified Tax Coach™ designation after completing the  rigorous American Institute for Certified Tax Coaches’ training academy. As a Certified Tax Coach™, he …

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