Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC)
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, South America, the Middle East and Australia. He has also been successful in bringing foreign direct investment opportunities to Imperial County and 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 national & international trade and investment for California; he is current VP of the U.S. Department of Commerce San Diego-Imperial District Export Council; serves on the Board of Directors of the Overall Economic Development Commission; serves on the Board of Directors of Imperial Capital Ventures; and a member of the Board of Directors of Cleantech San Diego, as well as the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.
In addition, Tim serves on several other boards and commissions related to economic development, workforce and education including the Imperial County Workforce Development Board and Chairman of the Brawley Airport Commission, a board member of the Brawley Community Foundation as well as the Imperial Valley Community Foundation.
Tim resides in Brawley, California with his wife Marisa Kelley.