BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / SPECIAL ADVISOR
Robert P. Ito, CEO of Ito Girard & Associates has over 49 years of experience in workforce and community development and real estate development in San Diego. A San Diego native raised in Encanto, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from USIU and Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University. He is the former founding CEO of both Occupational Training Services (OTS) and the San Diego Community Housing Corporation. Career highlights includes: 30,000 jobs for low income San Diegans; administered $30 million in Federal, State, and Local funds; developed 1,200 affordable rental units providing housing for 3,650 people and developed and sold 160 homes to low and moderate income first time homebuyers with 180 homes in the pipeline for first time homebuyers.
Current community involvement includes Board Chair Elect of Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, Asian Business Association San Diego, Asian Business Foundation, Second Chance, Access Youth Academy Support Corporation.