Wednesday morning the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership Board of Directors approved Jeff Allred, current City Manager of Rosemead, as the next President and CEO of the Partnership.
Allred, a 50-year resident of the San Gabriel Valley, has served in various capacities of city management in the cities of Rosemead, La Verne, El Monte, West Covina and Pomona and has extensive economic development experience.
“Jeff has an impressive track record of success in strategic planning for economic development,” said David Reyno, Director of Government Relations for Foothill Transit and Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership Board. “We look forward to how Jeff will position the Partnership to lead and support the growth of the San Gabriel Valley economy.”
Economic development has been a key priority during Allred’s tenure as city manager of Rosemead, with substantial new businesses opening in the city along with major infrastructure and aesthetic improvements at the city’s entry points. Allred managed an aggressive building program, completing two state-of-the-art aquatic centers and a new civic center downtown plaza.
Prior to joining Rosemead, Allred spent five years as the city manager of City of Norco in Riverside County. He has had a long and distinguished career in local government in the San Gabriel Valley, previously serving in key administrative roles with the Tri-City Mental Health Authority and with the cities of La Verne, Downey, El Monte, and West Covina. He has been actively involved with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, serving as President of the San Gabriel Valley City Managers Association in 2013-14 and a member of the Steering Committee.
Allred will retire from Rosemead at the end of April 2016 and assume the role of President and CEO of the Partnership in May 2016. He is preceded by Cynthia Kurtz who was President and CEO of the Partnership for seven years before accepting a position as Director of Operations for LA River Revitalization Corporation in January 2016.