SOLANO COUNTY -- Sandy Person has been named president for Solano Economic Development Corporation.
"Ms. Person has been a valued leader of economic development in Solano County for many years and we are extremely pleased to have her serve as our EDC president," Scott Reynolds, chair of the EDC board of directors said. "During the past few months she has led the transition of EDC as we create a new direction for the organization. Her enthusiasm and leadership skills have proved invaluable as we tackle the challenges facing our economy. ... Her enthusiasm is contagious and it will give new life to our efforts."
Ms. Person joined Solano EDC in 1999 serving as marketing manager and was then promoted to vice president. She was named interim president this summer when Michael Ammann resigned to accept a position in Stockton.
Ms. Person said her first priorities will be to work closely with local government and the business community to attract and retain businesses in Solano County. “Our opportunities are tremendous and it is extremely important Solano County and its cities are constantly on the radar”.
"We will work even harder to bolster our partnerships to assist in the on going efforts to not only bring new businesses to the county but also explore ways that can help retain our already existing businesses. This is not the time to be comfortable with the status quo. Working with our board of directors, we are thoroughly studying ways that can best serve our membership”.
She is a native of San Diego and began her professional career in investment and commercial real estate, prior to moving to Solano County 24 years ago to join Ticor Title and Chicago Title Insurance.
Community service has been a big part of Ms. Person's life. She currently serves on NorthBay Healthcare Advantage Board of Directors, Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee board of directors, immediate past chair ; Solano College Theatre Association board of directors; Travis Credit Union volunteer at large; and a founding member of the Travis AFB Community Consortium. Person also has served as a board member of the Solano County Workforce Investment Board, and a former honorary commander for the Travis 615th Contingency Response Wing.
Last year she received the 2010 business person of the year award from the Children's network of Solano County, and Travis AFB honored her with her the Golden Bear Award.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree from National University, San Diego. Ms. Person is married and lives in Vacaville with her husband Jack and their two sons, Tanner, 19, and Sean, 17.