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Portrait of Paul Granillo

Paul Granillo

President & CEO

Inland Empire Economic Partnership

Paul Granillo is president and CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP), one of the most recognized statewide organizations focused on galvanizing cross-sector leadership in order to build a stronger regional economy through a triple bottom line framework. IEEP has a strong policy focus and works in Washington DC, Sacramento, and locally to insure that San Bernardino and Riverside Counties issues are well-represented. He has put a special focus on leadership training for the next generation of the region’s public and private sectors. He sits on many national and statewide boards, including UnidosUS and the Statewide Leadership Council of the Public Policy Institute of California. He is chair of the Regional Economic Association Leaders of California, the Campaign for College Opportunity, and Mobility 21, a coalition that brings together public, business, and community stakeholders to pursue regional solutions to Southern California transportation challenges. He serves on the board and is past chair of the California Stewardship Network, which develops innovative regional solutions to the state’s most pressing economic, environmental, and community challenges. He has also served as past chair of the California Economic Summit and is a member of its steering committee. In 2018, he was named Regional Steward of the Year by the California Economic Summit for his work on behalf of businesses and residents of the Inland Empire, and was also honored for that work by the California State Legislature. He was named 2022 Business Advocate by the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. Additionally, he serves on the Southern California Association of Governments’ Global Land Use and Economics Committee, the Leonard Transportation Center, and Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, and is past president of the board of trustees of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum. He received a B.A. in history from California State University, San Bernardino, a Master of Divinity from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, and a Licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.