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CRE Leader Appointed Chairman of SF Fed

Bay Area CRE leader Alexander R. Mehran, Sr. was designated chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s board of directors. Since 2015, Mehran served as deputy chairman.

The appointment by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System became effective January 1st. Each of the nation’s 12 Federal Reserve Banks has a nine-member board of directors.

Mehran is chairman and CEO of San Ramon, CA-based Sunset Development Company, which owns and operates Bishop Ranch, a 585-acre development. The largest mixed-use business community in the San Ramon Valley is home to 30,000 employees and more than 600 companies.

The former chairman of the board of directors of The Bay Area Council, Mehran is a current member of its executive committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Presidio Trust and chairman of the Contra Costa Economic Partnership.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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