SCVEDC INVESTORS

A Regional Approach to Economic Development.
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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.
 
2023 ANNUAL REPORT
 
Download 2023 Economic Outlook Book
SCVEDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS CO-CHAIRS
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
Chancellor
College of the Canyons
 
Donald L. Kimball
Executive Vice President
FivePoint

 

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
Co-Owner
 
Nick Jacoby

Associate Director

Oxford Properties

 

Nate Patena

CEO
DrinkPAK, LLC

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

SCVEDC Co-Chair

Managing Partner, Hedman Partners, LLP

Managing Director, Hedman M&A Advisors

 

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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

SCVEDC Co-Chair

Managing Partner, Poole Shaffery

 

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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

President
Crissair, Inc.

 

James Backer
President
JSB Development

 

Adam Browning
President
New Urban West

 

Steve Cassulo 
District Manager
Chiquita Canyon Landfill

 

Jay Catlin
CEO
AMS Fulfillment

 

Michael DeLorenzo
President
Santa Clarita Studios

 

Matt Dierckman
Executive Vice President
Colliers International

 

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

 

Dale Donohoe
Owner
Intertex General Contractors, Inc.

 

Marisol Espinoza
Public Affairs Manager
SoCalGas

 

Daniel Faina
Division President
Williams Homes

Evan Faucette
Managing Partner
KKAJ Accountancy

 

Tamara Gurney
President/CEO

Mission Valley Bank

 

Jeff Harris
Interim Park President

Six Flags Magic Mountain

 

Gary Horton
CEO
Landscape Development Inc.

 

Brian Kite
Managing Principal
SRK Architects, Inc.

 

Jey Lacey
Economic Development Consultant
Southern California Edison

 

Mitzi Like
Owner
LBW Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.

 

Craig McCrary
President
Neotech

 

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
 COO
IAC Properties

 

Craig Peters
Vice Chairman
CBRE

 

John Prabhu
Partner
LA North Studios

 

Ravi S. Rajan
President
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
CFO
Scorpion

 

Jeremy Stepan
President
Resurgence IT

Jim Tanner

Owner
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
President
Lief Organics LLC

 

Stephanie Wallace
Director, Business Development
Mellady Direct Marketing

 

Marcie Washburn
CEO

Nycote Labs

 

Jeff Weber

Shadowbox Studios

 

Neal Weichel
Broker/Realtor
Re/Max Valencia

 

Greg Wells
Sr. Vice President
Bank of Southern California

 

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