Strategic Advisor of the San Diego East County Economic Development Council
Jo Marie Diamond is Strategic Advisor of the San Diego East County Economic Development Council, an economic development organization in San Diego’s eastern sub-region, but has, through collaborative efforts funded by the Department of Defense, Department of Labor, and Department of Commerce, contributed to California-wide and U.S.-wide initiatives. As CEO, Ms. Diamond provides corporate/project oversight to research, web resource development, economic/business and technology analyses, and other government and private sector projects. She oversees the ECEDC’s work on Defense Industrial Adjustment grants from the Office of Economic Development: CASCADE – California’s Cybersecurity focused initiative and Propel San Diego, the San Diego region’s defense supply chain resiliency effort. Prior to joining the ECEDC, Ms. Diamond led Business Change Catalyst (BC2), a technology assessment and systems analysis consulting firm. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the Catholic University of America and certificates in Database Development and Technology Assessment from national organizations.