Jeff Bellisario

Executive Director

Jeff Bellisario is the Executive Director for the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. He supports a wide range of Institute research through project management, research design, and analysis. His research interests lie at the intersection of community development and finance, and his past projects include analyses of Bay Area housing programs, public-private partnerships for infrastructure, and the economic impacts of transportation and other civic investments.

Prior to joining the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, Jeff worked in Chicago in various portfolio management and investment analysis positions for John Hancock Financial Services and State Farm. Jeff holds an MPP degree from the UC-Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He enjoys running through the hills of the East Bay and cheering on his favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs.


Patrick Kallerman

Patrick Kallerman

Vice President of Research

Patrick Kallerman is the Vice President of Research at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, where he is responsible for conducting primary analyses, developing research designs, and managing projects. His areas of interest include labor economics, health care, and the environment. Past projects include an examination of high-tech employment and wages in the United States, estimating the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act in California, and an objective look at the size of the 1099 economy. Patrick’s work has appeared in outlets such as Bloomberg, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal.

Previously Patrick was Policy Director at Health Systems Project and before that a Consultant with Accenture. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from California State University Long Beach. Patrick takes every possible opportunity to explore California’s natural wonders — usually with fly rod in hand — and proudly supports a variety of conservation causes.


Estevan Lopez

Research Analyst

Estevan is a Research Analyst for the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. He conducts data analysis and helps create reports on key economic issues facing the Bay Area. In addition, he also serves as a creative content creator for reports, infographics and a variety of media. Estevan’s policy interest areas include labor, healthcare, housing and transportation.

Originally from Boston, MA, Estevan grew up in San Jose, CA. During his undergrad, he double majored and attained a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Statistics. He was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society in May 2017. Estevan recently graduated from San Francisco State University with his Master’s in Economics. During both his undergrad and graduate studies, he was awarded as the Economics Dept. Honoree. During his studies he conducted research that analyzed the Problem Gambling in the Chinese Community. In his free time, Estevan operates his own apparel brand, paints, records music, skateboards the streets of San Francisco, travels and takes photos all over the world.


Abby Raisz

Senior Research Manager

Abby is the Senior Research Manager at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, where she is responsible for leading studies, developing research methods, and designing interactive data tools related to the region’s housing trends, demographics, transportation systems, and post-pandemic economic recovery. Past projects include and a study of high-tech employment and wages in the United States, an examination of optimal land uses near transit stations, and an index tracking post-pandemic recovery across the nation’s 25 largest economic regions.

Previously, Abby conducted research for the UMass Donahue Institute’s economic and public policy group in Boston, MA. Abby grew up in Boston, and received a B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Outside of work, Abby enjoys cooking, chess, old movies, and discovering new secret staircases throughout the city.


Sean Randolph

R. Sean Randolph, PhD

Senior Director

Sean Randolph is Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, where he served as President & CEO from 1998-2015. In this capacity he also provides executive management to the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC).

Dr. Randolph previously served as director of international trade for the State of California (1994–98), where he directed international programs to stimulate exports and introduce California companies to overseas markets. Before service with the state, he was Managing Director of the RSR Pacific Group, an international business consulting firm specializing in Asia and Latin America. His professional career includes extensive experience in the U.S. Government, where he served on Congress staffs (1976–1980), and the White House staff (1980–1981). Dr. Randolph holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities), and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and studied at the London School of Economics.

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Pam Winter

Pamela M. Winter

Senior Advisor

Pam Winter provides deep and substantive editing support to help the Institute deliver its message in print and online, optimized to capture reader attention and produce maximum comprehension. Her specialties include copyediting, layout, typography, information graphics, press-ready digital file preparation, and webpage formatting with HTML5 and CSS. She focuses on readability and the way type works, instead of just the way it looks.

In her previous career, Pam provided operations management and computer support at the Bay Area Council, where she was in on the ground floor of the digital (or desktop) publishing revolution. Pam has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of California, Davis. She is a tech-savvy WordPress user who enjoys time spent customizing themes and looks forward to someday building her own readability theme from scratch.