Interim Executive Director
pjdelgaudio@SoCalLeadingEdge.org | 661.860.7505 (Mobile)
P.J DelGaudio is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for The Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance (GAVEA).
I started with GAVEA in 2015 as the Executive Assistant. In that time I was able to assist and lead some local projects such as the Annual Economic Round Table Report and Quarterly Events while managing the office’s daily operations and financial records. Prior to working with GAVEA, I worked in various positions in the Student Services department at Antelope Valley College. In 2013, I received an Associates Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Antelope Valley College. Then in 2017, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an Emphasis in Public Relations from California State University, Bakersfield. From 2017 to 2019 I worked with the Lancaster Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy as the Program Manager in partnership with the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. As I serve as Interim Executive Director of GAVEA, I also work with Brandman University as OneStop Specialist, where I am responsible for 5 areas of Student Services to Antelope Valley Student. And since I love being busy, I am currently working on a Master’s in Public Administration with an Emphasis in Organizational Leadership!
We are currently working in the middle of some transition. We successfully completed the Annual Economic Round Table Report. During AVBOT’s Business Outlook Conference, we announced that we are starting new organization with Antelope Valley Board of Trade (AVBOT).
Keira Richardson joined the Alliance as our Executive Assistant in August (2018). Ms. Richardson earned an Associate’s Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a Yoga RYT 200 teaching certificate from Antelope Valley College. While in school, Ms. Richardson worked as a Peer Mentor at Antelope Valley College. In her free time, she runs her own company; Cream La Shea, offering hair and skin care products to men, women and children.
GAVEA Board of Directors
Palmdale Regional Medical Center
|Rob Duchow||The Gas Company||Vice-Chair|
|Henry Escalante||Kaiser Permanente||Treasurer|
|Harvey Holloway||Coldwell Banker Commercial Valley Realty||Director at Large|
|Laura Gallegos||Palmdale Water District||Director at Large|
|Dr. Steve Radford||Antelope Valley Union High School District||Immediate Past Chair|
|Martha Molina-Aviles||Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board||Director|
|Tom Barnes||Antelope Valley East Kern Water District||Director|
|Chenin Dow||City of Lancaster||Director|
|Laura Gallegos||Palmdale Water District||Director|
|Greg Garrett||City of Tehachapi||Director|
|Mary Beth Garrison||Rio Tinto Borates||Director|
|Macy Neshati||Antelope Valley Transit Authority||Director|
|Teresa Hitchcock||Kern County||Director|
|Ed Knudson||Antelope Valley College||Director|
|Donna Termeer||LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger||Director|
Dixie Eliopoulos remains Honorary Founding Member, while Cheri Bryant serves as an Ex Officio Member.