Meet The Executives

  • Wade Aschbrenner

    External Affairs and Advocacy Officer, Altus Schools
    Second Vice President, Board of Directors

    Wade works closely with charter school operators, community organizations, and local elected officials to maximize the positive impact of charter schools in the region and to ensure that all students and families have access to high quality school options.

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  • Craig Barrett

    Owner, Barrett Engineered Pumps

    Craig is a graduate of UCSD with a degree in Biology. He joined his father at Barrett in 1978 and immediately went into outside sales and engineering. His interests range from skiing and tennis to sailing and scuba. He is also a member of various mechanical engineering associations.

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  • Dr. Thomas Bierman

    Co-Owner, Park West Dental Group

    Tom grew up in the great state of Iowa, and he also graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He provides Park West Dental with knowledge in a wide range of services, including root canals, dentures, and Invisalign®. In his free time, Tom enjoys traveling, playing ice hockey, reading, and exploring the outdoors of California.

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  • Miguel Boggiano

    CEO, The Business Cleaning Company

    Miguel graduated from University of Lima in Business Administration, and his years as a top-performing sales rep in the health industry prepped him to streamline customer contracts for each building's specific needs. Miguel has assembled a dedicated team to assist him in giving their clients the best service possible.

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  • John Burnham

    Owner, The UPS Store Hillcrest

    John is a native San Diegan, whose educational background includes Point Loma High School and United States International University. He has been affiliated with The UPS store for fourteen years. Thanks to his business savvy and experience, John has built a successful business in this central location.

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  • Phil Casey

    Owner, Midas Midway

    Phil earned his degree and trained as an automotive engineer in Auckland, New Zealand where he spent the first 5 years of his professional life managing a Midas store. He purchased his present business in September of 2016. As an avid Rugby fan, Phil will spend hours talking about his beloved All Blacks.

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  • Dr. Danielle Chavalarias

    CEO, InnerOptimal, Inc.

    Danielle is a renowned expert in the field of brain power and has been helping people improve their mental performance for over 35 years. In France she spent 12 years successfully managing a healing retreat center, as well as heading a non-profit organization serving remote villages in Africa.

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  • Steve Coulter

    President and CEO, Copper Electric, Inc.

    Steve is a native San Diegan who has over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. He and his wife Deana live in downtown San Diego. They enjoy hiking, running, spin classes, and spending time with friends and family. Copper Electric is celebrating its 45th year in business.

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  • Tonya Courtney

    Commercial and Residential Vice President, Ticor Title

    Tonya brings 14 years of seasoned experience to both residential and commercial transactions, and her performance has earned her local and national recognition. Tonya is also a licensed attorney and real estate broker and prides herself on being detailed, creative, trustworthy and - most importantly - having integrity.

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  • Marie Crivello

    Senior Managing Director, Bank of Southern California – Associate Member
    Member, Board of Governors

    Marie has been with the company since 2012 and is responsible for sourcing new business opportunities in the Greater San Diego region, with a focus on commercial banking clients. Marie has sixteen years of banking experience covering underwriting, financial analysis, consumer and commercial lending, private banking and more.

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  • Adrian Davis

    President, Five Star Transportation Services
    Member, Board of Directors

    Adrian moved to San Diego from Big Bear Lake, CA in 2012 and established Five Star Transportation Services. His focal point is providing an exclusive Five-Star Service to its customers. His company has received awards as has been awarded the title of Best Limousine Service by the San Diego Awards for 3 consecutive years.

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  • Joyce Dentt

    CEO & Founder, Kahala Travel

    Joyce is a working owner, having founded Kahala Travel in 1987. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Israel, Mexico and the Caribbean, South Pacific and many places in the US, including 100+ times to Hawaii. She especially enjoys working with families of 3 or 4 generations, planning their time away together.

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  • Jim Enlow

    Owner, FYI Systems
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  • Gary Fenelli

    President, Frank Motors, Inc.

    Gary has worked in the family businesses since 1973 and was a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers in 1974. He is an avid unicycler and has completed half-marathons via his unicycle and walking. Gary is part of the Honorary Deputy Sheriffs Association and donates his time by giving inspirational speeches to inmates at local detention centers.

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  • Tim Frazier

    CAO, St. Paul's Senior Services

    Tim began at St. Paul's as their COO in July of 2014 and is now their Chief Administrative Officer, where he has corporate oversight of Compliance, Quality Improvement, Contracts and IT, and coordinates the organization’s Strategic Planning and Project Management efforts.

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  • Tom Frederick

    Managing Partner, San Diego Flood Restoration

    Tom has been working in the emergency restoration industry for plus 20 years. In 2007 he created San Diego Flood Restoration, a company that provides water and fire damage cleanup and restoration. His interests are surfing, swimming, music, and the outdoors.

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  • Byram Frost

    Vice President, Frost Hardwood Lumber

    Byram’s full-time career with Frost Hardwood Lumber Co. started in 2006 and he has since filled roles in the Yard, Sales and Accounting departments. He currently is the Company Treasurer in addition to holding General Manager responsibilities and serves as the face of change in adapting old principles to new ideals.

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  • John Galkowski

    Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Mortgage
    Member, Board of Directors

    John was born near Chicago and received a full scholarship to California Polytechnic State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication with a concentration in Business. In 1994 John became the Vice President and Co-Founder of Cornerstone Mortgage. He is married (Linda) and has two daughters (Taylor and Tessa).

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  • Dale Ganzow

    President & CEO, San Diego Employers Association
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  • Greg Garner

    Vice President – California, NACM Commercial Services

    Greg earned a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands and offers clients over 33 years of expertise in the credit management field. He has served on numerous organization boards including The Executives’ Association, where he also served as President. He also officiates college basketball in his spare time.

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  • Linda & Barry Gorin

    Owners, The Best To You

    The Best to You began as a hobby in 1984. Soon, creating festive gifts for special people became a passion and a business. Linda & Barry enjoy cruising, nature, photography, music, networking and getting together with friends. They have a beautiful daughter and a very multi-talented 27-year-old grandson.

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  • Jerry Gray

    Owner, Sloan Electromechanical
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  • Barry S. Handler, MD, FACS

    Barry is a native San Diegan who attended Patrick Henry High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology and chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated magna cum laude, and earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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  • Suzanne Handler, MD

    Suzanne P. Handler, MD, Inc.

    Suzanne was born in Los Angeles and graduated from Beverly Hills High School. She received her B.S. with high honors from U.C. Santa Barbara and her medical degree from St. Louis University. She performed her residency in ophthalmology at St. Louis University as well.

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  • Christie Havens

    HCM Consultant, CBIZ

    Christie has a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and a Master’s Degree in Marketing both from Dallas Baptist University, as well as a bachelor’s from the University of Phoenix. Her goal is to understand the vision of the business owner and equip them with valuable information to assist in the planning to take their business to the next level.

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  • Steven Hawley

    Owner, Hawley Auto Body & Paint
    Member, Board of Directors

    Steven is a San Diego native who was raised in Point Loma. He has literally grown up in the auto body shop business and has worked at his family owned and operated body shop for 40 years. Steven's life-long hobby has been collecting and restoring his own classic cars, most of which he saved from being scrapped.

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  • Bob & Jeff Jertberg

    Co-Owners, VanBerg Construction

    Bob and Jeff, who are cousins, are both native San Diegans and proud graduates of San Diego State University. The have been fortunate enough to pursue their passion for building in this wonderful city. Their motto is “Restore Your Faith in Contractors!”

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  • Joe Jones

    Senior Account Executive, Sharp Business Systems

    Joe was a part of Aztec Imaging since 2000 and then transitioned to Sharp. His hobbies are: fresh air (outdoors), exotic food (nutrition), breaking a sweat (the gym), and dinner with friends (especially if a board game is involved). However, his primary hobby is being a dad and spending as much time as possible with Henry, his son and Magda, his wife.

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  • Janine Joseph

    President, Kahala Travel – Alternate Member
    Member, Board of Directors

    Janine has been a member of the Kahala Travel team since 2001 and has been president since 2008. Over the past 19 years, her clients have included large and small groups, families, and couples. She works hard in building relationships with Kahala’s travel suppliers so their agents can offer excellent value and unique experiences to their clients.

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  • Allison Krewson

    Fleet & Inventory Manager, Frank Motors Group – Associate Member
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  • Ron Marcotte

    Co-Owner, Sign Diego
    Member, Board of Directors
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  • Bill McColl, CFP®

    Managing Partner, Silvia McColl Wealth Management

    Bill began his career as a financial advisor in 1989. He and his clients have faced and overcome multiple market cycles together. Experience is one of Bill’s strongest assets, and he loves to educate his clients by passing on his experience, wisdom and knowledge – a passion he values strongly.

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  • Vanessa McGrath

    Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Moran Canvas Products – Associate Member
    Vice President, Board of Governors
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  • Debbie Mendoza

    National Vice President, Pay It Forward Processing - Associate Member
    Member, Board of Governors

    Debbie joined Pay it Forward because she identified with the mission of the company. Her passion for helping other businesses become efficient and save money made it a perfect fit. In the last ten years Debbie has found comfort and relaxation vacationing in France. When France seems too far away, Debbie relaxes with her dogs.

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  • Garrett Mercer

    Sales Manager, Frank Motors Group – Associate Member
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  • Paulette Moran

    Co-Owner, Moran Canvas Products
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  • Mark Morton

    Regional General Manager, The Brigantine Inc

    Mark was born and raised in Point Loma and grew up in the family business, having worked for The Brigantine for 35 years. He is married and has two children. When not busy with the restaurants, Mark enjoys being with his family, golfing, and anything in or around the water!

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  • Gary Moyer

    Managing Partner, Ferris & Britton

    Gary joined the firm in 1989 after working for a boutique tax firm in San Diego. His background also includes a stint with the Internal Revenue Service. Gary received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Arizona State University and his law degree from the University of San Diego, from which he also holds a Master’s of Law in Taxation (LL.M.).

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  • Rachel L Murany

    Owner and President, Mail Management Group, Inc.

    Rachel founded MMG in 1988 and has won many awards as a certified list broker and direct mail specialist. She was an art teacher before getting into advertising. Rachel is also an actress and recently wrote a screenplay that is scheduled for production this year.

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  • Charles Murch

    Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
    Member, Board of Directors

    Charles is a California native and a third generation realtor. He and his wife Bonnie have a son Thor, a daughter Ava, and three Bengal cats which are part Asian Leopard. Charles has varied tastes and enjoys working out, snorkeling/scuba, opera and art.

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  • Duncan Newman

    President, Newman Windows & Doors
    Past President, Board of Directors

    Duncan, a British expatriate, moved to California in 1982 where he gained much experience in the construction and home remodeling industry. In 1993 he opened Newman Window & Doors to create a company with a difference, offering high-quality products with professional in-house installation at a competitive price.

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  • Vickie Nickerson

    Owner, Envision Personalized Health
    First Vice President, Board of Directors

    Vickie has been in the health and fitness industry for 30 years. She has achieved gold certifications in personal training and in weight and lifestyle management counseling. Vickie is also certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach.

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  • Dave Nichols

    Owner, Rug Renew

    Dave is a San Diego native, born and raised in the East County. In 2003 Dave obtained the highest level of certification as a Master Textile Cleaner. He has two daughters, Amy and Audrey. Dave loves surfing, skiing and playing the electric guitar.

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  • Jamie Ogle

    President, Lloyd Pest Control

    Jamie began working summers at Lloyd Pest Control when he turned 16 years old and attended the University of California, Davis, majoring in managerial economics. After serving as marketing manager (1994) and termite department manager (1996), he took a short sabbatical to finish his MBA in 1999 and became President in 2000.

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  • Javier Payan

    President and CEO, Payan Pool Service

    Javier is a Certified Pool Operator, a California Licensed Contractor and has held leadership roles with various professional pool organizations. Javier is most proud of his work in drowning prevention, working with Safe Kids San Diego, National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Independent Pool and Spa Service Association and Pool Safely.

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  • John Peek

    Owner, Peek Brothers Painting Contractors

    John started Peek Brothers 38 years ago and has held leadership positions with the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, as well as with the La Jolla Historical Society. John is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and is married to his wife of 37 years, Stacey. They have 4 sons, 3 yappy little noisy dogs and 1 bird.

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  • Emily Rex

    Co-Founder and CEO, DEPARTURE
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  • Ken Robak

    Vice President of Brokerage, Pacific Coast Commercial

    Ken has been representing and advising clients in all facets of commercial real estate since 1998. He specializes in providing innovative commercial real estate solutions for his clients and has a proven track record in sales and leasing of commercial and industrial properties.

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  • Jackie Robertson

    Chief of Staff, Altus Schools – Associate Member

    Jackie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and French from Oklahoma City University. Jackie joined the organization in 2010 with more than 10 years of experience in school operations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading, yoga, music, movies, and traveling.

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  • Dale Robinette

    San Diego Chair, Vistage International

    Dale is an experienced global business advisor with a proven track record transforming businesses ranging from small start-ups to large Fortune 100 companies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from San Diego State University.

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  • Nathan Rogge

    President and CEO, Bank of Southern California

    Nathan has led a complete transformation of Bank of Southern California, where he rebranded the bank and shifted the business focus from a rural community bank to a regional community bank dedicated to serving small and medium size businesses and professionals. He is married to Jessica, and together they have three children.

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  • Cameron Schultz

    Owner, Fully Promoted San Diego
    Member, Board of Directors

    Cam’s background as a serial entrepreneur working in B2B, B2C, and non-profit spaces puts her in a unique position to help organizations sort through a sea of promotional possibilities and identify the product options that best fit their marketing goals, timetable and budget.

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  • Michael Sedio

    COO and General Counsel, Better Business Bureau of the Pacific Southwest

    A Southern California native, Michael grew up in a little North County town called Valley Center. He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, is married, and has two kids. When not playing with the kids, reading, or pulling weeds, Michael loves to go hiking. He also does volunteer work for his church and other community organizations.

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  • Ellis Smith

    Portfolio Manager, Carmel Capital Partners

    Ellis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business Administration, University of California Los Angeles and then pursued graduate studies at San Diego State University. He is currently a Trustee for the San Diego History Center and a Board Member of the San Diego Employers Association.

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  • Ryan Stevens

    Owner, Replica Printing Services

    Ryan started with the company in 2002 and has owned the business with his wife Esmeralda since 2007. He grew up in Scripps Ranch and graduated from Scripps Ranch High School in 1996 and San Diego State University in 2000. When he has extra time, Ryan tries to stay active playing softball, golf, volleyball and any other sport chasing a ball!

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  • Dan Teemsma

    Service Manager, Ideal Plumbing Heating Air Electrical Inc – Associate Member

    Dan brings over 16 years of customer service, marketing, sales, scheduling and dispatching expertise. He has been an Associate member of the Executives’ Association since 2006 and a Past President of the Board Of Governors. Dan is a San Diego native and enjoys the beach, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.

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  • Don Teemsma, Jr.

    President, Ideal Plumbing Heating Air Electrical Inc
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  • Nick Torres

    Owner, Hochman Torres LLP
    Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors

    During his 32 years in public accounting, Nick has acquired widespread experience in all areas of business, accounting, auditing and taxation. Outside of work he enjoys following most sports, golf, and bowling and with his wife Mary, hiking, biking, movies and the theater, as Nick is the volunteer treasurer of the Scripps Ranch Theatre.

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  • Tim Tuter

    Executive Director, Altus Schools – Associate Member
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  • Renee VanHeel

    Founder and President, Pay It Forward Processing

    Renee has always been a problem solver. When she watched her friends get taken advantage of in their businesses, she created the first ethically responsible credit card processing company, Pay it Forward Processing. When she lost her home in the 2007 San Diego wildfires, she created a nonprofit, Fired Up Sisters.

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  • Ruben Villegas

    CIC, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency
    President, Board of Directors

    Ruben Villegas has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago. Ruben is an active swimmer and also enjoys running, having competed in 10 half marathons since 2014 and completing his first full marathon in 2015 in Berlin. Ruben has 4 nieces and 1 nephew that he likes to spoil as much as he can.

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  • Joe Virgilio

    Vice President, Operations, Ideal Plumbing Heating Air Electrical Inc – Associate Member
    President, Board of Governors

    Joe’s 35+ years in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning business serving residential and light commercial customers surely helped his transition to managerial responsibilities as Regional Manager and Vice President. Joe is a San Diego native who loves the Southern California lifestyle that he shares with his wife and 2 daughters.

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  • Simon White

    Co-Founder, Local Blitz Digital Marketing Agency

    Simon White is a 17-year veteran of the high-tech world and has worked as both an engineer and technical marketing manager. Simon has also owned his own retail store with over a dozen employees, so he understands the problems that small business owners face.

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  • Chip Wilson

    Owner, Landscape Resource Group
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  • Glenn Younger

    Owner, Grah Safe & Lock

    Glenn and his wife Bridget lead a team of dedicated professionals who continue a tradition begun in 1914 of helping others to feel safe and secure. This is the “why” of their business: to provide this sense of security for as many companies and individuals as possible.

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