Chamber VP Paola Avila Joins “The Future of San Diego’s Binational Economy” Panel

Chamber VP, Paola Avila joined an all-female panel speaking on “The Future of San Diego’s Binational Economy” before an audience comprised of Federal Reserve Bank Directors and staff members of both the San Francisco head office board and the Los Angeles branch.  The Federal Reserve Bank was in town for a joint meeting of the two boards and included a luncheon last week where several Chamber members had the opportunity to hear from Mary C. Daly the 13th President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

We want to thank Robert Gleason, who aside from his role as President and CEO of Evans Hotels, serves on the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank Los Angeles Branch Board of Directors, and made the visit to San Diego a reality.

The evening panel discussion was moderated by Melissa Floca with the Center for U.S. – Mexican Studies at UCSD and featured:

  • Kerri Kapich, Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Nikia Clark, Executive Director, World Trade Center San Diego and Vice President, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
  • Maritza Diaz, Founder, iTijuana
  • Paola Avila, Vice President of International Business Affairs, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce