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Align Capital Region is pleased to announce that Dr. David Inniss has been selected to serve as the Interim President and CEO




Leveraging a 17-year career in the High-Tech industry, David has led high-performing teams in various disciplines within large, growthstage and startup companies in the technology sector. Dr. Inniss currently serves as an Alignment Team Manager at Align Capital Region (ACR). He is also a professor at William Jessup University where he teaches Research Methods and Entrepreneurship in the School of Professional Studies. Throughout his career, Dr. Inniss has had a passion for understanding how organizations can leverage the confluence of their human capital, technology and leadership to maximize productivity, and how individuals can capitalize on their strengths to maximize personal performance.

Originally from the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados, Dr. Inniss embraces the values of love for community, respect for others and servant leadership. These values are manifested in his passion for developing intersectional solutions to the complex challenges that impact the Sacramento community.

David completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at The United States Military Academy (WestPoint), where he graduated as a Distinguished Cadet in the Class of 1999. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento and a doctorate in Education Leadership and Management with a concentration in Human Resource Development from Drexel University. Dr. Inniss is a Senior fellow of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program and a 2014 fellow of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy. He has been honored with The Carl “Tobey” Oxholm Award for Community Leadership, the Sacramento HUB Magazine’s Black Men in Leadership, and the Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award. Dr. Inniss lives by the personal mantra “Pave the Way, Bridge Gaps and Serve Others.”

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Inniss on his promotion and thanking him for his past and current leadership at ACR. We are grateful to Brian Bedford for his dedication, passion, and vision in the developing years of ACR. We are proud of what he has accomplished, and we look forward to watching his leadership continue at Los Rios Community College District.

It is an exciting time for Align Capital Region, and we remain firmly committed to our mission to transform the region with everyone working together in alignment to improve educational attainment, talent development, and community well-being.



We are excited to share all the great work by our Alignment Teams and the expanded Align Capital Region network including our Board of Directors, Operating Committee, and Sponsors.  Whether creating career pathways in construction, information communications technology, hospitality, and water industry or expanding career exploration and work-based learning opportunities for high school students, we are striving to advance our region’s economic vitality through educational attainment, talent development and improved community well-being.


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Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento State awarded $2 million in new collaborative to increase completion rates

Align Capital Region selected to facilitate joint venture

The Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education recently announced that Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD), in partnership with Sacramento State, was awarded $2 million to develop a new collaborative to increase student completion rates between community college and their pursuit of a four-year degree. Through this partnership, Los Rios and Sacramento State will work together on new student- focused technologies and curriculum, as well as alignment in student counseling… More


Align brings jobs, education opportunities to Sacramento

KCRA News 3 report on the Align Launch event… More


Align Capital Region to Launch in Sacramento

Program aims to improve college and career readiness among the region’s residents

On the campuses of the Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento State and other area colleges, more than half of the enrolling students register for remedial classes in math, reading or writing. Local employers anticipate shortages in skilled workers. Youth in rural communities struggle to gain training and find a job. The challenges facing the Sacramento region are not new… More


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