Jacqueline L. Reynoso

Director of Programs and Policy
Jacqueline L. Reynoso

Recognition & Awards

  • MPP, Harvard Kennedy School, Presidential Scholar
  • Magna Cum Laude, UC Berkeley, B.A. Psychology, Minor in Public Policy
  • 2023 Binational Endeavor Award for the Binational Trolley Connector Concept
  • 2020 California State Senate Distinguished Business and Civic Leadership Award (Member Resolution 277)
  • 2018 California Energy Efficiency Champion
  • 2016 I Leap Forward Honoree
  • 2015 Woman of the Year, 80th Assembly District, State of California
  • 2014 Latino Leaders Magazine Honoree
  • 2014 Public Leadership Institute Honoree
  • 2013 America’s Leaders of Change Honoree
  • 2011 MABPA Distinguished Business Leader Award
  • 2011 National TRIO Achiever
  • Audit Chair for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
  • Chairwoman of Un Mar de Colores
  • Board Member of Latinas Lead California
  • Board Member Diego Hills Central Public Charter School
  • President of ARTS, a creative youth development organization
  • Pro Salud Board Member, Mexico
  • USS Midway Diversity and Inclusion Board Member
  • Keynote Speaker – United States Navy Hispanic Heritage Month, State of the Chamber, El Toyon Elementary School Commencement, Cesar Chavez Elementary Commencement, Adelante Mujer Conference, South County Economic Development Council Annual Economic Summit

Jacqueline R. Reynoso possesses 18 years of executive management experience in policy advocacy, program development, stakeholder engagement and regional planning efforts in San Diego.  Prior to joining Cordoba Corporation, she served as President and CEO of the National City Chamber of Commerce for 12 years where she oversaw all organizational functions including budgeting and finance, operations, strategic planning, marketing and communications, contract negotiations, project delivery, public affairs, and business development.

Her past experience leading municipal Economic Development Department, working in Real Estate Management for the Centre City Development Corporation, as Manager of Board and Shareholder Relations of Promerica Bank in Los Angeles, and as Executive Fellow with Office of Attorney General Bill Lockyer in the state capital, compliment her expertise in public-private partnerships, project finance, legislative affairs, sustainability, regional water issues, school bond programs, and redevelopment authorities. This strong foundation in multi-sector agency relations supports our work in the transportation, energy, education facilities, and water sectors. Her diverse skill set assists Cordoba in bridging a deep understanding of diverse community needs and binational dynamics with well planned, innovative, and equitable project solutions.

Jacqueline’s professional leadership includes diverse positions such as President of ARTS, a creative youth development organization; Chairwoman of the Southwestern College Mariachi Scholarship Foundation; Founding Chairman of Un Mar De Colores, Treasurer of Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center at the International Community Foundation; Founder and organizer of the International Mariachi Festival & Competition; Audit Chair for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest; and, Founder and President of the National City Chamber Foundation.

Ms. Reynoso maintains active participation with the United States Small Business Association Advisory Board, Mexican American Business and Professionals Association, South County Economic Development Council, United States Chamber of Commerce, Pro Salud Board Member in Mexico, and USS Midway Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

Ms. Reynoso’s interest and acumen in public policy earned her a seat as a UC Public Policy International Affairs fellow at the Goldman School of Public Policy. In 2002, Ms. Reynoso graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berkeley and received a B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Public Policy. In 2006, Ms. Reynoso was awarded the prestigious presidential scholarship and earned her Masters Degree in Public Policy and Public Finance from Harvard University at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. From 2001-2002, she studied Italian Language and Culture in Siena, Italy, at the Universita Per Stranieri. Jacqueline is also a graduate of San Diego County’s Water Academy, which prepares the next generation of water management leaders.

Jacqueline Reynoso is married to Alexander Colón Baez and together, they are proudly raising their dog, Ozo, and two Children, Diego Alexander and Siena Luna.