Board Member
Our Board Members have proven experience and are industry leaders in Finance, Construction, Planning, Green Technology and Economic Development:

 greenbuildingprofessionalBruce D. Ackerman, is a Board Member of the Asian Pacific Revolving Loan Fund.

Bruce D. Ackerman is the President & Chief Executive Officer Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley.

Prior to taking over the leadership of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, Bruce Ackerman was in charge of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. His career also includes over 20 years of service as the Chief Executive Officer for Chambers of Commerce in the communities of Brawley, San Fernando, Van Nuys and Pasadena. He has extensive experience and background in the community economic development field, specializing in the creation of “private-public partnerships” between local or regional government municipalities and privately sponsored business groups.

As the President and CEO for the Economic Alliance, he is in charge of one of the most effective regional economic development corporations in Southern California. He directs their efforts in the development and implementation of programs focused on regional marketing, business retention, growth and recruitment, workforce development, and education reform. Ackerman is credited with reviving the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and helping create an image and identity campaign for that region. While at the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, he helped organize the “Old Pasadena Business & Improvement Association” and assisted with the development and implementation of the highly successful Business Improvement District in Old Pasadena.

Bruce currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Los Angeles City Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), Vice Chairman of the Los Angeles City Workforce Investment Board, and immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. His community and professional service has included serving as Chair of the Stanford University Institute Board of Regents for the U.S. Chamber, on the Boards of Directors of both the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association and the California Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. He is also President of the Fernando Awards Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council, and serves on the Boards of Directors of New Directions for Youth, Jr. Achievement of Southern California, Los Angeles County Business Federation, Project GRAD-LA, and UniteLA.

Bruce holds the highest professional designation that can be attained by a chamber of commerce executive - that of “Certified Chamber Executive.” He is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute Program, and the U.S. Chamber’s prestigious Academy of Organization Management at the University of Notre Dame.