Chamber Staff

Evan Sanford

Evan Sanford

Executive Director

Evan Sanford leads the Chamber in its mission to serve its members as a business advocate advancing the economic, educational, cultural and civic vitality of the Redlands community. Under his leadership, the organization has taken on projects that are setting the Redlands Chamber apart from any other Chamber of Commerce.

Sanford previously worked at KESQ, an ABC affiliate in Palm Springs, where he produced the 11 p.m. newscast. He has also worked at KPCC, a PBS affiliate in Pasadena and at KABC Channel 7 in Los Angeles.

While at the university, he successfully restarted the online student radio station KDAWG. He served as executive producer and host of the award-winning interview program “Inside the Studio” that welcomed notable guests including Dr. Jane Goodall, Richard Sherman, Mario Lopez and Ben Shapiro. He also was a leader in the campaign to raise money for the now popular U of R Bulldog statue and worked on consulting projects at Loma Linda University and Esri and was a student representative to the Rotary Club of Redlands.

Sanford was raised in Studio City in the Los Angeles area. He graduated from the University of Redlands in 2017 with a degree in visual media studies.

Alicia Lombardo

Alicia Lombardo

Assistant to the Executive Director

Alicia Lombardo started working for the chamber in July 2022, after interning as a student at the University of Redlands. She is passionate about Redlands and looks forward to building connections between businesses along with generations of people in the community.

Alicia is a recent graduate of the University of Redlands where she received degrees in Theatre and Media and Visual Culture Studies. She also worked as an ambassador for various departments on campus, and was involved with the sorority Beta Lambda.

Mayra Espinoza

Mayra Espinoza

Business Development Specialist

Mayra Espinoza graduated from National University with a Master’s in Art degree in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management. She obtained her BA in Business Administration and Criminal Justice from National University. She began her educational background with an AA Business degree from Imperial Valley College along with multiple certificates related to business.

Her work career began as an Accountant and went on to become the Office Manager for a television station involved in marketing & advertising specializing in accounting. Her career changed when she took a position with Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). There, she worked in multiple roles helping people become self-sufficient. Mayra has also served in various of Special Project for Riverside County DPSS and CDSS. She has worked with the BOS, Governor’s Office, Chief Administrative Law Judge and State Legislators along with CDSS State Judges, Advocate firms and Representatives.

Her passion is spending time with her family, and helping others within the community with education, knowledge, and self-sufficiency.