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Egon Terplan is SPUR's regional planning director. He is a specialist in economic development, land use, transportation, government reform and regional policy. He has authored or co-authored dozens of reports and policy studies, including the first-ever report on the Northern California megaregion, a report on land use planning and high speed rail, a strategy for improving economic opportunity and upward mobility in the Bay Area, and strategies for the future of downtown Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco.
Jorge leads a local American Job Center of California, a team of professional Employment Specialists, Career Advisors, Veteran Representatives, Trade Adjustment Act Coordinators and Youth Mentors. With his guidance, his team helps to enhance California's economic growth and prosperity by delivering valuable and innovative services to meet the needs of local employers, workers, and job seekers in the community. Jorge is a former member of the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board; he serves as a current member of the Workforce Investment Board in San Francisco, and he is the current C
Rodrigo Santos is Principal and Co-Founder of Santos & Urrutia. In 1977 he came to the United States from his native Ecuador to study engineering and soon earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. Rodrigo is a California licensed Civil and Structural Engineer. He is an innovative engineer who approaches any project from many different angles while making the development of durable and efficient structures his top priority.
Sam has over 20 years of work experience in both the public and private sectors. He has served at the highest level of government for Democratic Administrations in the federal and state levels of government with a focus on workforce preparation, training and skill development. He also served as the California state director for Comcast Corporation and was instrumental in the approval of the NBC Universal merger.