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12 SCVEDC Board Members Recognized in Valley 200 List (2023)

San fernando valley business journal, The Valley 200 list, the most influential leaders in the san fernando valley region 2023The SCVEDC would like to congratulate everyone who made this years list of most influential leaders in the region, including our own President & CEO - Holly Schroeder. Several members of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors have also been named to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Valley 200 list announced on July 31st.


“[The Valley 200 list] is 200 people we consider the most influential in our area - the San Fernando, Conejo, Santa Clarita, Simi and Antelope valleys,” wrote Charles Crumpley, SFVBJ publisher and editor, in the August 1st, 2022 edition of the bi-weekly business publication. “They are the leaders we depend on, the ones whose work – whether at the office or in nonprofits or in other ways –improve our community and make our local economy sturdier. [W]e also tend to select those who are active – in professional, political and community organizations.”


SCVEDC Board Members

The Valley 200 is broken up into 8 categories: Advisors, Business, Education, Finance, Government, Health Care, Organizations, and Real Estate. Calvin Hedman, CPA/President of Hedman Partners, Mitzi Like, CEO of LBW Insurance and Financial Services, John Shaffery, Managing Partner of Poole Shaffery, LLP,  and Dr. Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor of College of the Canyons, all made the list again this year. Additional Board members named for 2023 include:


Three of our Power Brokers of 2022, Craig Peters of CBRE (also SCVEDC Board member), John DeGrinis of Newmark, and Yair Haimoff of Spectrum CRE were also recognized. Many of our local public officials and representatives made this years list, including:

“It is an absolute honor to be recognized on the 200 list, and in such esteemed company. We are also thrilled that so many of SCVEDC’s dedicated Board Members have been recognized on the list for their leadership and service in the Santa Clarita Valley,” said Holly Schroeder.


Click the link below to see the full list!



The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is a unique private / public partnership representing the united effort of regional industry and government leaders. The SCVEDC utilizes an integrated approach to attracting, retaining and expanding a diversity of businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially those in key industry clusters, by offering competitive business services and other resources. 661.288.4400 |



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