Southwest Riverside Economic Development Coalition Votes in New President
Diane Strand, Founder of JDS Creative Academy, Steps Into New Role
Temecula, CA: The Southwest Riverside Economic Development Coalition members unanimously voted Diane Strand in as president to serve a 30-month term starting on January 6, 2023. Strand previously served as the Coalition’s first vice president. Strand succeeds Keith Krzewski who will continue to serve as the past president on the Executive Board.
Strand is the majority owner of the multi-award-winning JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc., the producer at JDS Actors Studio, and the founder of nonprofit 501c3, JDS Creative Academy. In addition, she is the creator and executive producer of the television show Spirit of Innovation – News and Information for Riverside County, and DigiFest Temecula.
Strand also serves on the Woman in Business committee for the Temecula Chamber of Commerce, and was a founding member of the Women’s Business Center of California, a charter Board member of the North San Diego Real Estate Investors, and a past-executive Board member for the EDC of North County San Diego. She also works with the Temecula and Murrieta Unified School Districts as an advisor for career technical education (CTE) on professional video production and acting as a career goal.
“It’s an honor to serve this organization. The EDC of Southwest California has provided my businesses with so many resources and connections, it’s a privilege to give back in this capacity,” said Strand. “Expanding the region's economic development through attraction and sustainability benefits all businesses and residents. I am excited to take on a bigger role in the organization to help our region's cities and businesses grow and expand their economic reach.”
About Southwest Riverside Economic Development Coalition
As a non-profit regional economic development coalition, its mission is to unite public and private stakeholders to leverage the region's competitive advantage, attracting business, and supporting a high quality of life. The Coalition works closely with regional partners to get projects done and help businesses create great jobs and opportunities for Southwest Riverside County residents. For more information visit: https://www.edcswca.com/