- W. Erik Bruvold
National University System Institute for Policy Research
Erik Bruvold has been involved with San Diego politics and policy making for 2 decades. Most recently, he was Vice President of Public Policy for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) where he oversaw the organization's public policy efforts on a range of issues impacting San Diego's business climate. Among Erik's achievements at the EDC was his leadership of the successful effort to extend the TransNet sales tax for transportation investment and his leadership of the successful regional response to the 2005 round of military base closures and realignments (BRAC 2005). Prior to joining EDC, Erik was Executive Director for the San Diego chapter of the American Electronics Association where he established the council's local government affairs program, greatly expanded the public presence of the council in the community and authored several opinion and editorial pieces on challenges faced by San Diego's high-tech industries.
A fiscal conservative, Erik also served for two years on the Lincoln Club of San Diego's executive committee as head of the organization's Legislative Affairs Committee. Erik has also served on the board of the North County Economic Development Corporation, the San Diego Association of Government's Transnet Citizens Advisory Committee and numerous committees and taskforces of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
A 20 year resident of San Diego, Erik and his family reside in the 4S Ranch community of San Diego.