Meet The Executives

  • Wade Aschbrenner

    External Affairs and Advocacy Officer, Altus Schools
    Chair, 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
    Member, Board of Directors

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    Marie Crivello is a Senior Vice President at Friendly Hills Bank in San Diego. She joined the company in 2022 and is responsible for sourcing new business opportunities in the Greater San Diego region, with a focus on commercial banking clients. Marie has twenty 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 exclusive Five-Star Service to its customers. His company has been awarded the title of Best Limousine Service by the San Diego Awards for 3 consecutive years.

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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

    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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  • 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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  • Chris Hart

    Director - Enterprise Business Group, Sharp Business Systems
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  • Steven Hawley

    Owner, Hawley Auto Body & Paint

    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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  • Jennifer Jacobus

    Senior Director of Operations, San Diego Employers Association

    Jennifer moved to San Diego from Northern California in 1986 to attend SDSU. Her first “real” job landed her at SDEA in 1988 where she has worked towards success in various positions during her 30+ years with the Association.

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  • Janine Joseph

    President, Kahala Travel

    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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  • Bill Keane

    CEO, Keane Studios LLC

    Bill started his career in 1968 out of his Claremont Men’s College dorm room. Keane Studios is the largest independent high school senior photographer in the region. His personal love is for family portraits, a tradition that started in his family in the 1880’s! He and his wife Mary live in Carmel Valley, love to travel and visit the grandkids!

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  • Ron Marcotte

    Co-Owner, Sign Diego
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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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  • Debbie Mendoza

    National Vice President, Pay It Forward Processing

    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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  • 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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  • Steve Michna

    CEO, Best-Rate Repair Company
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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 HomeServices California Properties
    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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  • Linda Neumann

    Owner, Brilliant Marketing Ideas Inc.

    Linda founded Brilliant Marketing Ideas in 1999, specializing in marketing and promotional products for all sizes of businesses. Known for innovative ideas, Linda has received international recognition as well as created award-winning programs. She understands innovation and creativity and turns that into enhancing a client’s programs.

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  • Duncan Newman

    President, Newman Windows & Doors

    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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  • Steven Nico

    Client Sales Executive, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency – Associate Member

    Steven has been working as a group health insurance broker for over twenty-five years. He is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and the local chapter, San Diego Association of Health Underwriters (SDAHU). Steven received his B.S. degree in Marketing from San Diego State University.

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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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  • Shawn Preman

    President, Christian Roofing, Inc.

    Shawn founded Christian Roofing, inc. in 1999 and offers a unique blend of leadership, vision, and experience. His team values the work they produce and 90% of their work is repeat business or referrals from loyal clientele. Shawn’s core values with every interaction are integrity, accountability, and customer experience.

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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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  • 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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  • Marla Salewsky

    Owner, Envision Personalized Health
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  • Michael Sedio

    COO and General Counsel, Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest
    Member, Board of Directors

    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

    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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  • Ruben Villegas

    CIC, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency

    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
    First Vice Chair, Board of Directors

    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
    Member, Board of Directors

    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
    Member, Board of Directors

    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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President, Newman Windows & Doors

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