Status Check: Young Leaders

Back Update Mar 1, 2016 By Kelly Higdon

In last March’s young professional issue, we featured 10 of the top players leading the charge of change in our region (“The Next Wave,” Laurie Lauletta-Boshart). Take a look at what some of them have been up to over the last year.

Mac Clemmens, CEO of Digital Deployment and co-founder of GrogTag, spent a large part of his year leading “Hour of Code” sessions — teaching students how to code — in hundreds of Sacramento-area classrooms. Clemmens also worked with American Sustainable Business Council to campaign in Washington D.C. on small business issues, including fair taxation for small businesses.

David Garcia, who was featured for his work as director of community development at Ten Space in Stockton, recently checked back in to let us know that, effective March 2016, Ten Space will move forward with the full approvals they have received to begin construction on over 1,000 homes in downtown Stockton.

Erica Taylor, formerly of Five Star Bank, took over as vice president of communications and community relations at Golden 1 Credit Union in May of last year. Through her role, she works on fostering community as the financial institution prepares for the Golden 1 Center to take the stage as an anchor point for Sacramento’s central city.

Moses Zapien caught our eye last March as an attorney and city councilman in Stockton, and for his volunteerism promoting legal advocacy and literacy. On Dec. 31, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Zapien to the District 3 seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, effective Jan.1. Zapien, who was elected to the city council in 2012, says he sees the position as a continuation of service to the people and city of Stockton and a new commitment to the county.

Check back next week for week for Laurie Lauletta-Boshart’s piece on this year’s top young professionals. Sign up for our newsletter, and we will email you when it is available online.