Mayor Michael Tubbs
City of Stockton
Elected at 26, Michael Tubbs is Stockton’s first African-American Mayor and the youngest mayor of any major city in America.
Tubbs has worked to secure $20 million to launch Stockton Scholars, which provides scholarships for Stockton’s youth.
Supported by a $1 million grant, Mayor Tubbs launched the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, the nation’s first-ever mayor-led guaranteed income pilot. His latest initiative is Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), which advocates for a guaranteed income, nationwide to ensure that all Americans have an income floor.
Under the leadership of Mayor Tubbs, Stockton has seen a 40% drop in homicides, was named the second most fiscally health city in California and was featured in an HBO documentary film called “Stockton on My Mind.”
Mayor Tubbs also serves as a statewide appointee of Governor Gavin Newsom on the Commission for Police Officer and Standards Training (POST) and is the latest member of the National Police Foundation’s Council on Policing Reforms and Race.
Michael Tubbs earned a B.A. in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and an M.A. in Policy, Leadership & Organization studies from Stanford University. Tubbs is married to his Partner Anna Nti-Asare-Tubbs and is a proud new father as of 2019.
Diana Marshall is the Director of Equity and Student Achievement in the San Juan Unified School District in Carmichael, California, United States of America. As part of her duties as Director, Diana is a compassionate disruptor charged with identifying and dismantling institutional barriers and inequities that occur in the system of education. Most recently, Diana has supported the district in the development of the San Juan 8 Point Commitment to Educational Justice, Equity Board Policy as well as a joint statement from all bargaining units to support the integration of the social justice standards across Preschool-12 levels . Prior to her current position, Diana spent 20 years as a site administrator. She has been a principal at several levels including elementary, middle and K-8 schools. During these years, she consistently advocated for the needs and success of all students. In her current role she uses these experiences to mentor and coach employees throughout the system to identify access and opportunity to move into action to upend the status quo and create a culture of continuous growth. Prior to being an administrator, Diana was a science teacher at the secondary level. Diana Marshall has a Master’s in Education, Administration and Leadership from La Verne University and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of California, Davis.
Kyle & Hailey Garrett
Kyle & Hailey Garrett are franchisees of Dutch Bros Coffee in Elk Grove, Lodi, and Sacramento. After spending nearly 10 years working for the coffee chain’s headquarters in Oregon, the couple moved to California to open their own stands.
Kyle and Hailey’s strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit has created a thriving business that employs over 300 people (most of which are college students). They value providing a compelling future for their young employees. Their goals are to teach their employees “old school” customer service and memorable face-to-face interaction. The company strives to deliver a genuine conversation to their customer base, exercising a skill that will help them be competitive candidates in life.
Kyle and Hailey are committed to making a positive impact on their community by regularly participating in activities that reflect their values. They are the proud parents of to two beautiful, energetic daughters and they travel often to show them how exciting life can be.
Garrett Innovations, Inc.
Rhonda Staley-Brooks is the Manager of Community Relations, Outreach & Events for SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) and was appointed to the role on July 1, 2019. In this role, Staley-Brooks manages and oversees SMUD's community outreach programs, initiatives, partnerships, tradeshows, sponsorships, and events. She also develops and maintains relationships with community-based organizations, businesses and ethnic communities to promote customer education and achieve SMUD's business and community goals in support of our diversity and inclusion principles.
Prior to SMUD, Staley-Brooks has 18-years of experience as an Executive Director of 2 major Non-Profits - Nehemiah Community Foundation (NCF) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento. She holds a BA in Child Development and an MBA from Sacramento State.
Staley-Brooks has received numerous local recognitions including the Sacramento Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 and Women Who Mean Business awards and the CSUS Distinguished Alumni Award to name a few. She serves on the CSUS Alumni Association Board and is an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.