Economic Development Corporation
The Cahuilla Economic Development Corporation ("CEDC") is a tribally chartered entity established in 2010. The CEDC engages in economic development activities to improve the economic and social welfare of the tribe and to provide members with opportunities to generate income, management, ownership, training and employment as approved by the General Membership. The CEDC assumes community development and grant related responsibilities from time to time at the request and delegation of the General Membership.
Please contact the Cahuilla Administration Office for more information.
Ms. Liera has served as President since 2012, and was a committee member of the CEDC’s predecessor, the Cahuilla Economic Development Committee, since 2008. Ms. Liera began her career in tribal gaming regulation in 1998 when she was elected as a Gaming Commissioner for the Cahuilla Band of Indians. Currently, Ms. Liera is the Licensing Director for the Soboba Gaming Commission. Ms. Liera has a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Riverside.
Anthony Madrigal Jr.-Vice-President
Mr. Madrigal Jr. currently serves as the Vice-President and has done so since 2012. He also sat on the Cahuilla Economic Development Committee during 2003 to 2006. Mr. Madrigal Jr. has over 15 years of experience in tribal government administration, focusing on environmental protection, cultural resources, emergency preparedness and special project implementation programs. He served as Tribal Chairman for a two-year term. A graduate of California State University of San Bernardino, he received his B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management in 2009, and received an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Geographic Information Systems in 2012 from the University of Redlands.
Ms. Hughes has served as CEDC’s Secretary since 2012. Her professional career spans over 22 years in gaming with a majority of her career dedicated to the effective regulation of tribal government gaming. She is the Environmental Director for the Cahuilla Band of Indians. Ms. Hughes received her Associates Degree from Haskell Indian Junior College (Haskell Nations University), attended San Diego State University, and after raising her family received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix.
Ms. Magee was seated on the board in 2012 and is serving her second term. She is an associate attorney at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch and is part of their Native American Practice Group. Her legal practice focuses on advising tribal clients on variety of issues regarding governance, environmental permitting, and contracts. Ms. Magee received a J.D. from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law earning a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy. She received her B.A. in Native American Studies with a minor in Law & Society from the University of California, Riverside.
Ms. Liera joined the CEDC in 2018 and serves in the position of Treasurer. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. Ms. Liera works as a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate at Indian Health Council, serving local tribal communities. She has also spent over five years working in Mental Health intervention and education.