Elizabeth Tesolin Hamilton
Elizabeth Tesolin began her career in business development for numerous social benefit corporations including the SFV Girl Scout Council, Shanti Project, Independent Feature Project West (now FIND), and the IFP/W Project:Involve program pairing aspiring filmmakers of underrepresented backgrounds with established film professionals. She went on to serve as the initial Executive Director for Youth to Leaders, (Y2L) a national leadership program for Black youth launched by Tavis Smiley. At Y2L she developed and launched multiday advocacy and leadership trainings in cities across the US, including Detroit, Chicago and NYC. She has consulted for international and regional economic development groups, small and medium businesses, and specializes in developing novel and innovative strategies for sustainable growth. Elizabeth has helped with the launch of several educational companies (Summa Education, Hamilton Education). She also has broad event marketing experience, having held senior roles with Development Economic Western Switzerland, the Swiss Biotech Association, has advised a number of international companies with their American activities, and American companies expanding abroad. Elizabeth is a graduate of University California Berkeley and continues as a lifetime alumni. Elizabeth is a certified permaculture designer, active docent at the San Diego Botanic Garden, and has been a Big Sister in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization of San Diego.