Ernie Cowan

Ernie Cowan, Economic Development Chair, serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs for the North San Diego County Association of Realtors, a professional trade association serving over 5,000 real estate professionals. He brings a strong perspective and background in business, government and journalism to his duties, having served as an Escondido City Councilman and Mayor for eight years. His leadership achievements include serving as board chairman of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the California Government Affairs Directors Group and former chairman of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).