One of the primary objectives of SAMCEDA is to support, champion, recognize and bring attention to the San Mateo County business community.
Rosanne Foust is President & CEO of SAMCEDA, founded in 1953 as a business advocacy organization for Bay Area businesses, institutions, organizations and entrepreneurs. SAMCEDA is recognized for their experienced, impact-driven approach.
Prior to SAMCEDA, she maintained a 20 year career with the Alsace region of France as Director U.S. Operations, EVP North America & Treasurer of the Corporation. Ms. Foust served 12 years on the City Council in Redwood City, including as Mayor and Vice Mayor and 10 years on the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, including five years as Chair. Currently she serves on the Board of United American Bank, Deputy Chair of the RWC-SMC Chamber and Trustee of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Ms. Foust holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and Economics, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and certificates from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Ms. Foust has been honored since 2009 as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.