Timothy E. Kelley


Timothy E. Kelley is the president and chief executive officer of the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC). He joined IVEDC in April of 2005. In his current position, he is responsible for the expansion of the region’s strategic economic development plan, as well as engaging initiatives that strengthen the regional economic vitality.

Tim’s vision for the Imperial Valley comes from a comprehensive understanding of the Southwest border region and its effect on local, state and global economies. His international experience comes from extensive travels and interactions with business and civic leaders in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. He has also been successful in bringing foreign direct investment opportunities throughout the state of California.

Tim is the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors and currently VP of international trade and investment of TeamCalifornia, a statewide organization that promotes international trade and investment for California; he serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Local Economic Development (CALED); he is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Trade Center San Diego; a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce San Diego-Imperial District Export Council; and a member of the Board of Directors of CleanTECH San Diego, as well as the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.

Tim was instrumental in the establishment of the Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region, an economic development initiative developed to showcase the abundance of assets and business opportunities in Imperial Valley, San Diego and Baja California, Mexico. In addition, Tim serves on several other boards and commissions related to economic development, workforce and education including the Imperial County P-16 Education Council and serves as vice chair for the Imperial County Workforce Development Board, as well as chairman for their Business and Marketing Committee.

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