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MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHAIR

Andrew Truman Kim

Andrew Truman Kim is currently the managing partner for Spafford & Lincoln, a management consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning and project management. Andrew previously worked for the United States House of Representatives as a District Project Director, focusing on economic and business development. Andrew was also the campaign manager for Congressman John Garamendi. Andrew is a commercial real estate broker, a certified project manager from Stanford University, and a proud UC Davis Alumni.

RUTH ASMUNDSON

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Dr. Ruth Asmundson served as Mayor of the City of Davis from 2004-2006 and again from 2008-2010. Ruth was the first female Filipino migrant to be elected into the position of mayor in an American city. As a Fullbright Scholar, she earned here MS degree in Chemistry from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania and later a PHD in Agricultural Chemistry from University of California Davis, again as a Fullbright Scholar. Ruth was also the first Asian to be elected to the school board in the City of Davis. 

Stephen Souza

Stephen Souza was a Former City Council-Member for the City of Davis from 2004 to 2012. For over 30 years, Stephen has worked as a public servant and advocate championing environmental sustainability causes including: the Davis Solar Farm, the Davis Hybrid Electric Vehicle Plan, and the Sustainable Public Lighting System project. Stephen is also an entrepreneur and small business owner. Stephen is currently the President of the Davis Democratic Club and sits on numerous boards. 

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peter Bell

Peter has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship in 3 different Start-Ups as CEO Founder or Co-Founder, including a biofuels company with country singer, Willie Nelson. Peter's experience with 4 different university entrepreneurial cultures was gained while guiding the Renewable Fuel Products, Inc. technology development process through 4 university development groups, UC Davis, Stanford, UnB in Brazil and Iowa State University. Peter's skills in capital formation came from successfully raising millions of dollars in venture capital for both Flagship Systems and Renewable Fuel Products. Peter has extensive grant writing and research project management experience gained as co-principle investigator on a $450,000, 3 year research effort funded by the Iowa Energy Center to develop an end-to-end, fungi-to-fuel system, in partnership with Iowa State University. Peter's experience in crowd funding has been gained with investments in 14 Start-Ups, one successful exit from a “Unicorn” and many on-going investments in 1st title property loans.

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Wesley Sagewalker

Wesley Sagewalker worked at the Harvard Institute of Politics, while studying classics. Wesley also serves as a partner & consultant at Spafford & Lincoln, specializing in data acquisition, analysis and extrapolation. Wesley has previously served as the Field Director in Congressman John Garamendi’s successful 2014 reelection campaign, where he led a staff of over 300 field staffers.

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Patrick Curzon

Patrick Curzon is currently an Associate & Program Manager for Spafford & Lincoln. Patrick was previously the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Yolo County Democratic Party where he helped lead the successful campaigns for a Congressman, State Assemblymember, and a State Senator. He was also a Program Manager for the Sustainable Future PAC, where he was part of the managing team for over 100 field staff. Patrick is a recent graduate from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Statistics and a minor is Psychology.

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