Internal Study Mission

Internal Study Mission

Our annual Internal Study Mission (ISM) is two-day immersive experience for community and business leaders, young professionals, and small business owners to connect, explore and learn more about the Sacramento region. This event allows attendees to discover our most valuable assets, biggest opportunities, and most pressing issues in Sacramento and takeaway new learnings to use it for their work moving forward.

Each year, our carefully curated tours, panel discussions and guest speakers cover a variety of impactful topics. You’ll have the opportunity to look through the lens of how the Sacramento region can come together to create a sustainable, more inclusive economy and continue to push the needle forward.


Save the Date: October 21-22, 2021

More details coming soon.

2021 Committee

The Internal Study Mission is organized by a committee of dedicated and connected regional leaders. They meet once a month to discuss regional activities and collaborate to curate the two-day showcase of Sacramento.

  • Chair: Orville Thomas, Director of Government Affairs, The Lion Electric Company
  • Jennifer Ablog, Community And Government Relations Manager, Kaiser Permanente
  • Jon Burgess, Co-Owner, Burgess Brothers BBQ & Burgers
  • Delia Estrada, Community Outreach Program Manager | Communications & Community Relations, Golden 1 Credit Union
  • Lesli Goto, Volunteer Coordinator, Sacramento Public Library
  • Chantel Hoad, Strategic Account Advisor, SMUD
  • Jeanelle Loui, Office of the Lt. Governor of California
  • Delania Lustig, Audience Development Director, Sacramento Business Journal
  • Aldo Pineschi, Aldo Pineschi Consulting
  • Heidi Pyle, Economic & Small Business Development Representative, SMUD
  • Ashley Spencer, Public Affairs Specialist, SAFE Credit Union
  • Lydia Thung, Manager of Graduate Recruitment and Events, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy