The Southern California Chapter
The SoCal Chapter supports Metropolitan Los Angeles and Orange County. We are dedicated to providing outstanding content at all of our meetings and are evolving our position in this market to promote the value of the BD Guild, The Business Development Profession and it’s membership.
If you would be interested in supporting the Southern California Chapter, please click here.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
BD Guild Professional Business Developer Certification Program (PBD) – click here to register for the on-demand program!
Who we are:
We are Business Development and Operations professionals who agreed—the BD profession needed a platform. Not only to lend a voice to the 17 million+ people in the United States with a business development title on LinkedIn, but to offer a bridge to strengthen the entire team’s communication. We believe that together, we exponentially increase our collective potential to fulfill our singularly desired outcomes. Please click here to download a fact sheet on the BD Guild.
Our dedicated advisory board represents the interests of the BD Guild members and typically have a specified area of responsibility within the organization. As a committee, they determine strategic objectives, establish specific policies, ensure the availability of adequate financial resources, establish curriculum and secure instructors for the BD Guild Certification program, and much more.
Khary Knowles, DLR Group – Chapter Co-President
Khary leads business development efforts for the K-12 Education Studio, working directly with design teams serving educational institutions and local communities to solve their learning environment challenges. A diverse background in architecture, construction management, development, master planning, program management, and as a former educator gives him a deeper understanding of unique stakeholder perspectives and how effective collaboration leads to design solutions that meet the scholastic rights of all users.
Kim Bradley Doherty, PBD, Land Science/Regenesis – Chapter Co-President
Kim is an accomplished business development professional offering robust networking skills and knowledge to achieve business goals in competitive technical markets. Proven ability in developing strong relationships with key decision makers at all levels – Executives, Engineers and Purchasing Managers. Extensive background in market entry strategies and implementation, strategic planning, client relation development, portfolio diversification, account management, regulatory interpretation and interface, product line education, public relations, team building, management of change, troubleshooting, and communication. Dynamic interpersonal skills with clients, general contractors, architects, teaming partners, industry experts, regulatory agencies and internal peers (from executives to interns).
Marybeth Bunker, PBD, Swanson Rink
Jessica Kass, BnBuilders
Sigita Moran, PBD, EYRC Architects
Royce Parker, Atlas
Saundra Price, W.E. O’Neil Construction Company of California
Elise Puritz, HED
Garrett Terlaak, fs3|Hodges
Jesse Urquidi, PBD, P2S Inc
Curt Yaworski, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc
We are honored to have such a distinguished list of professionals who agreed to serve on the Southern California Advisory Board. Click here for the full roster.