Kimberly Davidson is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Corona, where she works daily to bring in new business to the city and help it to flourish there. Previously, Ms. Davidson was the Business Development Manager and Public Information Officer for the City of Murrieta and owned a marketing firm in that city for a number of years. Ms. Davidson was named “Woman of the Year” in 2016 by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez and received the “Citizen of the Year 2014” award from the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce. She has also been acknowledged by the Chamber as one of the “40 Under 40 Movers and Shakers in the Valley.”
In June 2009, Inland Empire Magazine recognized Ms. Davidson as someone who “makes the region a better place to live.” In 2008, she received the National Small Business Administration (SBA) Award for “Home-Based Business Champion of the Year” as well as the Chairman’s Choice Award from the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Davidson currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Find Me Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists law enforcement in locating missing persons. She has served on the Board of Directors for the California Inland Counties American Marketing Association, was on the marketing committee for the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Southwest California, served as an Ambassador for the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce and was the Manager of Operations for the Professional Women’s Roundtable (PWR).
Ms. Davidson holds a B.A. in Journalism from California State University Northridge and has also completed a Leadership certificate program at California State University San Marcos.
Ryan Cortez, Economic Development Coordinator, began his career with the City of Corona in 2014. Prior to his career in local government, Ryan helped found and manage a privately held construction firm headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. The skills developed well working in the private industry translated into Ryan leading the charge with Corona’s new development opportunities. Most recently Ryan has focused on the disposition and development of City owned property within Corona’s Downtown district. A lifelong resident of Corona, Ryan hopes to continue creating opportunity and helping Corona maintain its regional dominance.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from California Baptist University. In 2016 Ryan was recognized by the Riverside Community College District as the Norco College Young Alumnus of the year. Ryan Cortez is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and California Association for Local Economic Development.