President & CEO
Roadmaps and Initiatives
“If you’re not leaving your office, you’re not doing your job.”
Organizational Structure and Capacity
Audrey's dynamic personality and breadth of knowledge make her a highly regarded thought leader on marketing, corporate location and strategic planning. Her frank appraisals of community strengths and weaknesses are well-received because she always focuses on “How can we turn this around?”
Since 1989 Audrey has led Chabin Concepts to be one of the leading full-service economic development and marketing firms in the nation. Success has been built on her philosophy of collaboration and bringing each client the finest expertise available by organizing Chabin Teams to work with clients.
Audrey has assisted hundreds of communities, regions and states with strategic planning and has secured over $67 million in grant in grant applications for clients and private companies for strategic initiatives, including the first rice straw based MDF Plant in the world.
Audrey’s expertise has been recognized with awards and honors, including a lifetime achievement award from CALED and California Governors' appointments to several state organizations, including the California Workforce Investment Board. She was recognized twice as “Woman of the Year” by the California State Assembly, and received CALED’s prestigious Golden Bear Award for “her vision, drive, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to the economic development profession.”
EDUCATION: B.S., Business Administration (Marketing), California State University, Chico; Economic Development Finance Professional 1986; Economic Development Training Certificates
RECENT PROJECTS: Solano County, CA: Corridor Strategy; Morro Bay, CA: Economic Development Roadmap; Hemet, CA: Economic Development Strategy; Grow Manufacturing Initiative; Cal Competes Tax Credit applications