Rusty Bailey, Mayor, City of Riverside, California
Mike McCoy, Executive Director, California Strategic Growth Council
R. Sean Randolph, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
Since graduating from West Point with a degree in political science in 1994, Rusty has worked in a variety of public service positions and has earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy from UCLA.
Among his many accomplishments, Rusty has served as a helicopter pilot, Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in the U.S. Army, and has served as a Legislative Aide for County Supervisor John F. Tavaglione. In addition, Rusty has worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Executive Office of the President as a Presidential Management Fellow, as well as for the Riverside County Economic Development Agency. Mayor Bailey enjoys time with his two daughters, Elizabeth and Julia and his wife, Judy.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Mike McCoy is a land use and natural resources planner focused on achieving more collaborative, participatory integrated public planning through connecting scientific, technical, educational, social and governmental resources. He has over 35 years of experience implementing innovative concepts and programs within California that emphasize the role of sustainable planning at the local, regional and state levels. Mike is responsible for the creation of three (3) startup organizations within the University of California: Founding Director of the University of California, Davis Extension Land Use and Natural Resources program beginning in 1982; Co-director of UC Davis, Information Center for the Environment founded in 1995; and, Founding Director of the Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS) at UCD Institute of Transportation Studies started in 2008. Most recently before joining the Council, he specialized in the development of information and models for studying and forecasting urban growth, transportation systems use, and environmental impacts.
Sean Randolph is President & CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a public-private partnership of business, labor, government and higher education that works to foster a
competitive economy in California and the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and Silicon Valley. The Economic Institute produces authoritative analyses on
economic policy issues affecting the region and the state, including infrastructure, globalization, energy, science, and governance, and mobilizes California and Bay Area leaders around targeted policy initiatives.