Southland’s leadership team is comprised of individuals who are either lenders in the industry, small business owners, or community organizations. Each brings a different perspective to how Southland should operate with the ultimate goal of enhancing the experience for both the borrower and the participating lender.

2019 Executives

President: Matt Davis, mdavis@southlandedc.com  (714) 868-0010

Sr. Vice President: John Welton, jwelton@southlandedc.com  (714) 868-0008

Vice President, Administration: Maria Mata, mmata@southlandedc.com   (714) 868-0006

Vice President, Loan Production: Mayra Soto, msoto@southlandedc.com   (714) 868-0014

2019 Directors and Officers

Chair: George Sarantos (First Citizens Bank)

First Vice Chair: Ron Stumpf (ELLS CPAS)

Second Vice:  Gary Martinez (Ashwill & Associates)

President: Matt Davis (Southland EDC)

Secretary: Sam Nangia (Real Estate Attorney)

Treasurer: Gary Martinez (Ashwill & Associates)

Immediate Past Chair: Janet Coe (City of Anaheim-Retired)

Directors: Doug Hargraves (Wells Fargo Bank), Melanie Smith (City National Bank), Sam Nangia (Real Estate Attorney), Ross Bourne (CBRE-Newport Beach), Tim Mills (CBRE-San Diego), Wilson Jui (Bank of America), Anthony Sanchez (Rivera, Jamjian & Associates, LLP)