Panorea Avdis, of Sacramento, was appointed to the Partnership Board in December 2015. Avdis is director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), where she has served as chief deputy director since 2012. Avdis was chief of staff in the Office of Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna from 2010 to 2012, director of external affairs at the California Department of Housing and Community Development from 2007 to 2010 and a project manager at AKT Development Corporation from 2004 to 2007.
Avdis served in several positions in the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 1998 to 2003, including advance staff and special assistant to the Governor. Avdis is a custodian of archives for Governor Gray Davis and a member of the California State University, Sacramento Hellenic Outreach Program Board of Directors, Angelic Board of Directors and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.