C. Edward Dilkes, Vice Chair
Edward Dilkes brings a wealth of business experience and community involvement to the Foundation. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Register Machine Learning Technologies, Inc., a technology company he helped found as a venture capital investor in 1996.
Mr. Dilkes’ other work experience includes serving as City Manager for the city of Bradbury and as City Attorney for the cities of Bradbury, San Fernando, Rosemead, Alhambra and Maywood. His practice continues to be centered on municipal law, including eminent domain and redevelopment.
Professional organizations where Mr. Dilkes is an active member include the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the League of California Cities (City Attorney’s and City Manager’s Departments), California Contract Cities Association (City Attorney’s and City Manager’s Departments), and the Genetic and Evolutionary Computational Conference.
Mr. Dilkes is deeply involved in a number of community activities. He is the current volunteer General Counsel for the nonprofit Filipino-American Service Group, Inc.; a Board member of Blessed Sacrament School; and a Board member (and Past President) of The Other Bar, a 12-step drug and alcohol recovery program for lawyers and judges. He has served as a Board member of both Coro Southern California and Coro National; and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Esperanza Community Housing Corporation. Mr. Dilkes served as a Regional Commissioner for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).
Ed Dilkes received his A.B. from Occidental College, was a Coro Foundation Fellow, and attended law school at the University of Southern California where he earned his J.D. degree. When not working or volunteering, Mr. Dilkes enjoys scuba diving and underwater archeology. He is married to Susan Espiritu Dilkes and has two adult children from his first marriage.