Timothy E. Kelley
President and Chief Executive Officer
Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC)
Timothy E. Kelley, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined IVEDC in April of 2005. In his current position, Tim is responsible for the implementation of the region's strategic economic development plan. Tim has been an active stakeholder in the formation of the CaliBaja Bi-National Mega Region, an economic development strategy partnering San Diego County Imperial County, and Baja California for global competition.
Tim's vision for the region comes from a comprehensive understanding of the western regional border and its effect on local economies and international trade. His international experience comes from his extensive travels throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Tim received a Bachelors Degree in Communications Arts and Sciences from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California.
Tim serves on several Boards and Commissions related to Economic Development, Workforce Training, and Education. He is the Past Chair of the Imperial County Workforce Development Board and currently sits on the boards Executive Committee and Five Year Planning Committee. He is a Board Member of the P-16 Education Council and Chairman of its Business Committee, Team California board member, and San Diego-Imperial District Export Council member.
As the Chairmen of the Workforce Development Board, Tim was instrumental in aligning industry, workforce, training providers, and educators to meet the workforce needs of the future. He recommended the Workforce Development Board form a local Employment Training Panel (ETP) Committee. The committee would serve as a local marketing tool for the state employee training fund ETP. Two Imperial Valley companies have been awarded ETP funds and three more are awaiting approval.
Tim is very active in service organizations in the Imperial and San Diego region. Tim is currently the Assistant Governor of Rotary District 5340, Past President of the Brawley Rotary Club, and a Board of Director for the San Diego & Imperial Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Tim is also the Parliamentarian for the Republican Party of Imperial County and a Director of the Imperial Valley Community Foundation.
Tim resides in Brawley, California with his wife, Marisa.