A Regional Approach to Economic Development.
It takes people working in partnership to grow an economy. To keep pace with an ever-changing business climate, we must plan, be proactive and actively invest in our future. Each SCVEDC Board Member is an investor who contributes to the future of this community. The work of the SCVEDC today will have an impact on the economic landscape of the Santa Clarita Valley tomorrow and for decades to come.
Please review the Santa Clarita Valley EDC's 2023 Annual Report to learn more about how the combined efforts with our public and private partners produced positive economic development results. To find out how you can make a difference in the future of the Santa Clarita Valley by becoming an Investor, contact the SCVEDC Team or call (661) 288-4400.
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Calvin Hedman (Investor page)
Calvin Hedman

CPA/Managing Partner

Hedman Partners, LLP.

John Shaffery Headshot (Investor page)

John Shaffery
Managing Partner
Poole Shaffery
Executive Committee
Stephanie English
Senior Field Deputy

Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Dr. Dianne Van Hook 
SCVEDC Secretary
College of the Canyons
Donald L. Kimball
Executive Vice President


Ana Fonseca
President & CEO
Logix Federal Credit Union


Kevin Klockenga
President & CEO
Ken Striplin
City Manager
City of Santa Clarita
Don Fleming
SCVEDC Chairman Emeritus
Nick Jacoby

Associate Director

Oxford Properties


Nate Patena


Jey Wagner, Ed.D.
President & CEO
Calvin D. Hedman - Hedman Partners, LLP.


Managing Partner, Hedman Partners, LLP

Managing Director, Hedman M&A Advisors


Calvin Hedman_BoD Headshots

Calvin Hedman has over forty years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. As Managing Partner of Hedman Partners LLP, he is responsible for all aspects of quality assurance and client service. Calvin’s industry experience includes manufacturers and distributors, service, real estate development, entertainment, construction, retail, high tech, software development, insurance, escrow and publishing and printing. He also has expertise in auditing employee benefit plans. In addition to providing audit and tax services to his clients,  Calvin provides consulting expertise in the areas of strategic planning, estate planning, shareholder buyout negotiations, and business  acquisition structuring and planning.

As Managing Director of Hedman M&A Advisors (a boutique investment banking firm) for the past 18 years, Calvin represents middle market business owners in the sale of their business.

Previously, Calvin was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Grant Thornton where he provided services to a select group of clients ranging from closely held companies to prestigious international corporations. While at Grant Thornton, Calvin served numerous SEC clients and handled initial public offerings on their behalf. His preference for working with growing entrepreneurial companies has led him to focus on providing services to closely held businesses. This includes the development of business strategies that promote growth and profitability for his clients.

Calvin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-Accounting option from California State University Northridge. He holds a CPA license in California and Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Calvin is also a Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor (“CM&AA”) through the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors (“AM&AA”). To represent middle market business owners in the sale of their business, Calvin holds a FINRA license and a California Real Estate Brokers License.
Calvin serves as co-chair of the Board of Directors Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation. 
John Shaffery - Poole Shaffery


Managing Partner, Poole Shaffery



John has over 30 years of civil litigation experience and has successfully tried cases throughout the state of California and Federal District courts. Mr. Shaffery specializes in civil litigation with a focus on the defense of trucking and transportation claims; product liability claims; premises liability claims; fire, large loss and catastrophic claims; and business/commercial litigation and employment claims. He has extensive trial and litigation experience in cases involving motor vehicles and carriers, employment issues, medical devices, manufacturing and aviation machinery and equipment; product liability; restaurant equipment; premises liability; fire/burn cases; and employment matters. He has argued multiple Appellate matters before the California Courts of Appeal and is licensed in all four California based Federal Court Districts; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
John is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and holds an AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for his level of skill and ethics. He is a member of the Trucking Insurance Defense Association (TIDA). He is also a member of Themis Advocates Group – a prominent national association of Trial Lawyers. He has been recognized as a California “Super Lawyer” in 2005, 2006 and 2009 - 2022. He served as Chairman of the Board for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2010 (1100+ members) and was a founding principal and current executive board member of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation.
John is frequently a guest lecturer at national conferences and is the publisher of a monthly newsletter: “The California Tort Defender,” which discusses the current trends and analysis of California tort, transportation, premises liability and products liability litigation.
John received his Bachelors of Science degree from the School of Aeronautics at the Florida Institute of Technology and is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law. Along with David Poole, John founded Poole Shaffery in 1998 which has grown to five offices located throughout Southern California.
Board of Directors

Mike Alfred

Crissair, Inc.


James Backer
JSB Development


Adam Browning
New Urban West


Steve Cassulo 
District Manager
Chiquita Canyon Landfill


Jay Catlin
AMS Fulfillment


Michael DeLorenzo
Santa Clarita Studios


Matt Dierckman
Executive Vice President
Colliers International


Thomas DiPrima
Sr. Vice President
Woodridge Capital (North Lake)


Dale Donohoe
Intertex General Contractors, Inc.


Marisol Espinoza
Public Affairs Manager


Daniel Faina
Division President
Williams Homes

Evan Faucette
Managing Partner
KKAJ Accountancy


Tamara Gurney

Mission Valley Bank


Jeff Harris
Interim Park President

Six Flags Magic Mountain


Gary Horton
Landscape Development Inc.


Brian Kite
Managing Principal
SRK Architects, Inc.


Jey Lacey
Economic Development Consultant
Southern California Edison


Mitzi Like
LBW Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.


Craig McCrary


David Molnar
Senior Vice President
Bank of America


Trevor Morris

Sr. Vice President

Sr. Lead Relationship Manager
Wells Fargo

Cal Naulls

Sr. Vice President
Citizens Business Bank


Michael Perlmutter
IAC Properties


Craig Peters
Vice Chairman


John Prabhu
LA North Studios


Ravi S. Rajan
California Institute of the Arts


David Rendall

Owner & CEO
Re/Max Valencia


Henry Rodriguez
Owner & CEO
State Farm Insurance


Gary Saenger
Founder & President
Saenger Associates


Jay Schutz
Owner Operator 

McDonalds of Santa Clarita


Matthew Shepherd


Jeremy Stepan
Resurgence IT

Jim Tanner

Realty Executives -Valleywide Escrow


Bryan Touchstone

Sr. General Manager
Centennial REC


Philip Tsui
Sr. Vice President
Trammell Crow Company


Dennis Verner
General Manager
Burrtec Waste Industries


Adel Villalobos
Lief Organics LLC


Stephanie Wallace
Director, Business Development
Mellady Direct Marketing


Marcie Washburn

Nycote Labs


Jeff Weber

Shadowbox Studios


Neal Weichel
Re/Max Valencia


Greg Wells
Sr. Vice President
Bank of Southern California


SCVEDC Supporters

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