The Food and Ag Council serves as the strategic leadership group to the Greater Sacramento Economic Council Board of Directors to identify the organization’s role and responsibilities in advancing job creation and investment in the region’s agricultural industry.

Made up of esteemed industry professionals, the Food and Ag Council:

  • Engages industry leaders to align assets and resources around the region’s position as a food and agtech hub,
  • Provides leadership around food and agtech policies and initiatives that will increase cluster development and
  • Identifies new sources of capital for the market and manages partner relationships with industry investors and innovators.

Officer

Chair

Mike Teel

Mike Teel

Company title - Owner and Chairman of the Board

Company name - Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Councilmembers

Christopher Cabaldon

Christopher Cabaldon

Company title - Mayor

Company name - City of West Sacramento

Kaylee D’Amico

Kaylee D’Amico

Company title - Program Manager

Company name - UC Davis World Food Center

Dean Helene Dillard

Dean Helene Dillard

Company title - Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Company name - UC Davis

Dan Flynn

Dan Flynn

Company title - Executive Director

Company name - UC Davis Olive Center

Clare Hasler-Lewis

Clare Hasler-Lewis

Company title - Co-Founder and CEO

Company name - OlivinoLife, Inc.

Ken Hiatt

Ken Hiatt

Company title - Assistant City Manager and Director of Community and Economic Development

Company name - City of Woodland

Trish Kelly

Trish Kelly

Company title - Managing Director

Company name - Valley Vision

Pamela G. Marrone

Pamela G. Marrone

Company title - CEO and Founder

Company name - Marrone Bio Innovations

Chelsea Minor

Chelsea Minor

Company title - Corporate Director, Consumer & Public Affairs

Company name - Raley’s

Julie I. Morris

Julie I. Morris

Company title - Lecturer and Academic Coordinator of the Food & Agriculture Industry Immersion

Company name - Graduate School of Management, UC Davis

Mike Newell

Mike Newell

Company title - Sales Director

Company name - HP Hood

Diane Parro

Diane Parro

Company title - Director of Community and Business Engagement

Company name - City of Davis

Diane Richards

Diane Richards

Company title - Economic Development Manager

Company name - City of West Sacramento

Don Saylor

Don Saylor

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - County of Yolo

John Selep

John Selep

Company title - President

Company name - AgStart

Tom Stallard

Tom Stallard

Company title - Council Member

Company name - City of Woodland

Rochelle Swanson

Rochelle Swanson

Company title - Manager of Government Affairs

Company name - Crown Castle

Alexander Tengolics

Alexander Tengolics

Company title - Legislative & Government Affairs Specialist

Company name - County of Yolo

Gabriel Youtsey

Gabriel Youtsey

Company title - Chief Information Officer

Company name - UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

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