SACRAMENTO — Louis Fuentes, president and chief executive officer of Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation, has taken a role in the restructuring of the market agency of the California Technology, Trade & Commerce, known as Team California.
This group of representatives from across California has historically operated with a nine- region structure, not including the Imperial Valley. With new appointees and people moving to different positions within the state, there was a lack of leadership.
Gov. Gray Davis appointed Jean Dean, assistant deputy director of the entire network of regions for the California Technology, Trade & Commerce, to the team. She will oversee all of California's regional offices as well as the Team California operations and she is familiar with the Imperial Valley.
Susie Wong, agency coordinator for marketing and communications, stated "I'm glad to see that someone is finally being aggressive in representing the Imperial Valley. We've never had participation from that area, only San Diego."