Tony is the President of the Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County (Shasta EDC). In his 40+ year career, he has founded startups as well as held senior positions in multinational corporations. He has managed $150M P&Ls, lead teams of 500+, and has led business development teams that have successfully and consistently won contracts which delivered over 1 billion dollars in revenue annually. Predominantly, his experience is in sales, solutions, general management, marketing, and product management. His industry experience spans both technology products and supply chain services for a variety of industry sectors. He has held positions on both private and public company boards. Tony holds an MBA from Columbia University.
Entrepreneurial Development Director
I am a North State Native, raised in Weaverville. I love Shasta County and am thankful to be part of the Economic Development Team. After high school I joined the US Marine Corps and served as a Topographical Intelligence Specialist, serving primarily in Washington DC and Okinawa, Japan. I then went on to Humboldt State University where I earned a Political Science Degree. I worked for Congressman Wally Herger in his Redding Field Office until his retirement. Upon his retirement I was selected to attend the Coro Center for Civic Leadership’s Public Affairs Fellowship and worked in San Francisco with a multitude of different entities. After the Coro Fellowship I returned to Redding with my wife Ericka to start a family and now am the proud father of two boys, Hunter and Zach.
Chris was raised in Shasta County and attended Shasta High School and Shasta College. She has been with the EDC since 1990 and prior to that worked five years for two small manufacturers in the area. She is grateful to have her family living in the area including three grandchildren.