• Board of Directors

  • Corona Chamber Officers of the Corporation

  • Weyhgandt, John.jpgChairman of the Board

    John Weyhgandt
    Western States Financial
    (951) 371-7608

    John has been married to Marlene for over 20 years and has one daughter, Courtney. He's lived in Corona-Norco for the past 40 years. John has been an active member of New Beginnings Community Church for the past 16 years, and served as a Deacon, Community Outreach Ministry Coordinator, Finance Committee, and on the Men’s Ministry Board.

    He supports many local community organizations, including Corona Life Services, Forgotten Children and Crystal Roses. He founded Western States Financial 20 years ago to help families with their finances. John is an independent financial advisor, life insurance agent, speaker and debt negotiator. He helps business owners and families eliminate their debts, protect their assets and secure a safe retirement. 


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    Michael Ryan
    Ryan & Associates Financial Services
    (951) 858-4085

    Mike Ryan is a financial professional, helping business and families with solutions to protect their business, family, finances and future. He is dedicated to helping them to take control of their finances, eliminate debt and interest obligations, reduce taxes and obtain a safe and secure retirement plan. He is life/health and securities licensed, certified in Medicare with all the major carriers, as well as California Partnership for Long Term Care.

    He is active in both the chamber and community, and is a chamber ambassador. He is Chairman of the Board for Peppermint Ridge and a member of their finance committee, a board member of the Dayle McIntosh Center, board member and secretary for Circle City Rotary, on the fundraising and annual walk committee for the Alzheimer’s Association, and is also on the speakers bureau of the Alzheimer’s Association. He is a member of the Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

    He is proudly married to his wife, Caroline, has four grown children, nine grandchildren (two of which are proudly serving our country) and one great grandchild. He is known for his work with families, small business, the senior community, as well as those with special needs, with a focus on quality of life.


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    Don Williamson
    Corona History Association
    (951) 529-2999

    Don’s family moved to Corona nearly sixty years ago. Except for leaving the state to earn a college degree and to live in his wife’s native Sweden for one year, Corona has been his residence. Since retiring after spending forty years in the grocery business, Don has busied himself with researching and writing about Corona history. He was co-author the book, “From One Room...” which details the history of the Corona-Norco Unified School District titled. He is currently finalizing another book about Corona history, which is due for publication this year. Don says, “I belong to the last group of kids that grew up in Corona when it was still a small town. I feel an obligation to those that lived here and that are now living here to accurately preserve the town’s true story.”  To help achieve his goal, in 2015 Don founded the non-profit “Corona History Association”. Appointed by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Don serves on the Riverside County Historical Commission. He has also been appointed by the Corona City Council to be a member of the Corona Public Library Board of Trustees. He currently is the Chairman of the Library Board. An enthusiastic baseball fan, Don has been married to his wife, Marina for 38 years. She teaches kindergarten in the Alvord Unified School District. Like her father, Don’s daughter, Camilla, is a graduate of Corona High School. She and her husband are both attorneys living in Glendale with Don’s precious three-year old granddaughter. His son Kyle, a member of Santiago High School’s first graduating class, is married and teaches special education in Fullerton. He has two step granddaughters and another granddaughter, "Frankie", born in January 2016.


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    Treasurer/Finance Chair

    Kim Mabon
    Creative By Design
    (951) 226-5617

    Kim Mabon has been working as a creative professional for over 23 years. During that time she has worked with a variety of advertising agencies, publishing companies and marketing professionals. She has received over 45 awards for her creative works. She now owns Creative by Design, a graphic design firm and printing company that services the creative needs of small to large size business in varying industries.

    Creative By Design offers a myriad of services from creating logos, brochures, magazines, catalogs and other promotional marketing material, to developing and designing websites.


  • Finance Vice Chairman

    Jon Haratyk
    Living Better 101
    (714) 860-9040

    Jon Haratyk is the ‘Problem Solver’ & ‘Happiness Maker’ at Living Better 101, Inc. With a professional sports history combined with his entrepreneurial experience, he brings an attitude of winning to whatever is placed before him. His vast business skill set comes from owning and growing small businesses to building a large corporation. 

    With Jon’s understanding of business finance and the inner workings of business, along with his knowledge and understanding of credit, he has his own velvet hammer style he uses when dealing with creditors and credit bureaus that makes him truly an asset to Living Better 101. Jon’s belief that there is not a problem that cannot be solved, and no issue that cannot be dealt with is the reason our clients are finally able to LIVE BETTER – leaving their past in the past. 

    Jon can be found on the golf course, cooking up a storm in the kitchen or attending local community events. He is happiest spending time with his partner, in life and business, as they juggle a family of nine children and eleven grandchildren.


  • Immediate Past Chairman

    Donald E. Garling, Sr.
    Lifetime Vinyl Fence Fabricators, Inc.
    (951) 735-1566

    Don was born in Columbus, OH and moved to Anaheim, CA when he was five years old. He was fortunate to spend his summers as a young boy with his family in Columbus. Don moved to Corona in 1990. Following high school, Don began his 30+ years in education. While working, he became a reserve police officer for the city of Anaheim and continued his education to become a police officer in the city of Tustin. Don was offered a job in education in 1985 at Brea Olinda Unified School District; he retired as an Administrator in 2002. Don retired from the school district to devote his time and energy to his vinyl fence company, Lifetime Fence Fabricators, Inc., which fabricates vinyl material for approximately 125 contractors in Southern California. Don met and married his wife Sally while both were employed at Brea and they blended their family, his two sons and her two daughters, in 1989. During Don’s tenure at Brea Olinda, the district built their new high school, a project Don was actively involved in. Don and Sally have been blessed with four grandchildren, two boys, two girls, the oldest a student at Cypress college, the youngest a sixth grader at Wilson Elementary. Don has thoroughly enjoyed his community involvement with the Corona Chamber of Commerce, where he holds the position as Immediate Past Chairman. He is on the Governing Board of  Corona Regional Medical center, a board member of Circle City Rotary and Corona-Norco Family YMCA, President of the Eagle Glen Homeowners Association, and a Subject Matter Expert for the California State Contractors License Board in Sacramento. He feels very fortunate that he can give back to the community by supporting the many non profits in the community.


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    President/CEO/Corporate Secretary

    Bobby Spiegel

    Corona Chamber of Commerce
    (951) 737-3350

    Serving as CEO and President for the Corona Chamber of Commerce since May of 2001, Bobby Spiegel is responsible for all staff and operations of the day to day business conducted at the Chamber. Tasks are divided among professional paid staff, who administer a full service operation, from membership resources, database, website, social media, events, programs and seminars. Bobby is the spokesperson for the Chamber. The Corona Chamber services the business community stretching throughout the Corona region – best identified by geographic boundaries (though any business can be a member of this Chamber), from Ontario Airport, to the southern portion on I-15 at Indian Truck Trail, next to Lake Elsinore. The Corona region encompasses communities within the western Riverside County including Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco, and parts of Riverside. A small but growing portion of businesses are filtering in from the Chino and Chino Hills area.


  • Board of Directors

  • Exec Leaders-108-w.jpgPalbinder Badesha
    Express Employment Professionals
    (951) 272-6946

    Palbinder Badesha is the Riverside-Corona franchisee for Express Employment Professionals, an international full service staffing company. She opened in 2006 and since then, her team has been able to find jobs for over 6,000 residents with local businesses. Having survived the recession, Palbinder has grown sales by 60 percent since 2009. Most of their clients are in the manufacturing and distribution industries. Palbinder moved to Corona in 2002 from England where she worked for 17 years in local government and the non-profit charitable sector. Palbinder’s first  job out of university was establishing a refuge for women fleeing domestic violence, she later went on to develop policies and projects to support homeless women. In her last position, Palbinder led a team which focused on building sustainable communities by ensuring that local people and businesses were partners in tackling high unemployment and urban deprivation. Palbinder was drawn to the employment field because she wanted a business which helped people and businesses succeed! She is passionate about giving back to her community and is active in the following organizations: Past President of Busine
    ss Resource Connection, President  of Corona-Norco United Way, NAWBO-IE member. Palbinder was a 2008 finalist in the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award and recipient of the Inland Empire Asian Business Association Entrepreneur Award 2012. She received the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award from the IMPACT Foundation. Palbinder is married to Baljeet Aujla and they are parents to Jeevan, 14 and Amarpreet, 20. They live in Corona.


  • Angie Byars
    3M Corona
    (951) 520-4617

    Angie Byars is the Plant Manager at 3M’s Industrial Mineral Products Corona facility. She recently moved to Corona from Minnesota with her husband, Richard, and their two sons, Liam (6) and Sean (1). Angie has spent the last 19 years working for 3M in Minnesota in various positions, supporting many businesses and products. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. 

    3M is a global innovation company that turns ideas into ingenious products and solutions. Over the years, 3M innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. 3M produces more than 55,000 products and has operations all around the world.  The 3M Industrial Mineral Products operation, located in Corona, produces roofing granules for asphalt roof shingle manufacturers in the west coast area. 3M Corona has been a long-standing supporter of the Corona-Norco United Way, the Corona-Norco Family YMCA, and the Corona-Norco Unified School System.


  • Dr. Aimee French
    French Medical Corp.
    (951) 371-6600

    Dr. Aimee French, a graduate of UCLA Medical School, is a quadruple board certified physician who opened her medical practice in Riverside and Corona in 2013. She is the local Inland Empire Chairman for the American Lung Association, and has helped in the planning committees for the Annual Lung Walk held each November. She has aided in the Lung Expo that was held May 2015 in Ontario, and in July 2015 Dr. French was the lead author for a research paper along with her colleagues at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. French has been recognized on the 40 under 40: Best & Brightest list by the Corona Chamber of Commerce in 2016, 2017, and 2018.  


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    Steve Glynn
    Waste Management
    (951) 280-5433




  • Jim Gore
    Vulcan Materials Company
    (323) 474-3231

    A Vietnam Veteran, Jim Gore proudly served in the United States Army as a Combat Medic with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. 

    Jim has spent nearly 40 years in the construction materials industry. He currently serves as land-use permitting manager with Vulcan Materials Company. He transitioned into land-use permitting department 24 years ago and has never looked back, enjoying the different and unique challenges that every new project brings and working closely with lead agencies to resolve them.

    Jim is currently working on an innovative project in Corona that will increase mining efficiency and reduce environmental impacts while maintaining a valuable source of local construction grade aggregate materials.


  • Kristen Holstrom
    Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
    (888) 249-7560

    Family law attorney Kristen Holstrom is sharp, dynamic, and compassionate. At the age of 16, Kristen went to work for her prestigious father, Dayn Holstrom, where she started learning the complexities of family law at a young age. Kristen attended Jacksonville University in Florida with a full scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 soccer. During her time there, Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Economics. After college, Kristen returned to California, earned her Juris Doctorate from Trinity Law School, and passed the California State Bar Exam.

    At Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC, Kristen is the Assistant Managing Partner. Following in her father Dayn Holstrom's footsteps, Kristen has quickly become a well-known and respected attorney in the legal community. In addition to her role of Assistant Managing Partner, Kristen is also in charge of our new client intake team, assists with marketing, and manages her own caseload. Kristen is deeply valued by her clients for her creative legal strategy, aggressive nature, and unwavering loyalty. Her specialties include divorce, child custody, spousal support, child support, restraining orders and related family law issues.

    Kristen is heavily involved in the local community, works with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Inland Empire, and is an active member of The Barristers Club of Riverside, the Corona Chamber of Commerce, the Orange County Bar Association, and The Riverside County Bar Association. One of her many accomplishments includes being recognized by the Corona Chamber of Commerce as one of the 40 Under 40 Best & Brightest in 2016 for her talent and management skills as a young advocate. She has also been recognized as a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star. The annual Rising Stars list is compiled based on peer reviews, statewide surveys, and independent research. Kristen was one of no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers statewide to be recognized with this award.

    In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, watching football and the outdoors. Never to shy away from visiting new places for weekend getaways, Kristen and her husband religiously ensure they are able to catch all of the Green Bay Packer NFL games, wherever they are.


  • CCC14 Board-41.jpgRuth Jaffe, RN, MSN
    Kaiser Permanente
    (951) 602-4034
    Ruth Jaffe works for Kaiser Permanente as the Area Operations Leader for the Riverside Service Area. In this role, she has a direct impact in supporting the work that Physicians, Providers, Nursing Staff, and Ancillary departments perform on a daily basis. The ultimate goal being providing excellent patient centered care to our members and the communities we serve!
    She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern California and has a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the oldest of six children and an immigrant from El Salvador. Ruth is very proud of her heritage and her family accomplishments; She enjoys inspiring young adults to pursue professional education and being positive and enthusiastic in everything they do! Ruth has lived in Corona since 2008, is married to Jason and has two children, Jaela (age 10) and Tessa (age 9).


  • Sean R. Kelley
    Kelley Law
    (714) 300-9156

    Attorney Sean R. Kelley is the founder and managing attorney of Kelley Law. With a focus in Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Corporation Formation and Corporate Maintenance, Sean firmly believes that protecting and securing one's personal and professional legacy are the most important things a family can do.

    Sean's approach to law is the same as his approach in life; that Family and Faith must be central. Building a business up from the ground or creating a Trust to pass on your legacy is about providing stability and financial independence for your family and passing that security into future generations.


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    Dr. Michael Lin
    Corona-Norco Unified School District
    (951) 736-5000

    Dr. Lin started off his career in public education as a high school math teacher and coach, and is currently serving as the Superintendent of the Corona-Norco Unified School District. Dr. Lin also served as the Deputy/Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources for CNUSD since 2008.

    Dr. Lin received his doctorate degree in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University. He also received his M.S. in Educational Administration from California State University, Fullerton, and his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    He is married to his wife, Zoe, and has two children, Justin (age 13) and Madison (age 9).


  • Chad Miller
    American National Manufacturing, Inc.
    (800) 854-6295 x1029

    Chad Miller is the Director of Contract Manufacturing at American National Manufacturing. Having grown up in a family manufacturing business since the 1970’s, Chad has been exposed to manufacturing, industrial materials and fabrics literally all of his life.

    At a young age Chad worked alongside his parents, Craig and Evedean, and older brother, Craig Jr., in all aspects of the business.  Chad started out with drilling holes is polyester fiber for water mattresses. He worked in production, inventory, shipping and receiving, then as he continued to grow in his education through high school and eventually college. After gaining first-hand knowledge of manufacturing operations, Chad began working in areas of administration. Chad’s parents rotated his work load to include the credit department, account payable, accounts receivable and eventually marketing and sales.

    Chad’s mother and brother focused on growing American National’s sleep surfaces business in the consumer and medical fields, which grew to over 100 employees. Chad’s father found a need in the contract medical manufacturing area. He had an opportunity to open a Contract Manufacturing business, but needed Chad’s help.  Chad, now armed with years of college education and his 15 years of experience in manufacturing under his belt, opened a contact manufacturing business in 1997. The company, Plas-Tech Sealing Technologies, LLC. Plas-Tech offered manufacturing services of RF/Dielectric Sealing and Commercial Sewing, mainly to the medical, safety and consumer products industries. 

    Starting out with just 2 employees, Chad and his father grew the business to have over 45 employees and $3 million in sales over a 13-year period. Then in in June of 2010, the family decided to merge the 2 companies together and now share an 80,000 sq. ft. building and have over 150 employees and multiple manufacturing and assembly locations, including California, Missouri and Mexico. This merger allowed both companies to become more efficient, to have greater capabilities and offered a much better buying power in through their supply chain.

    Chad has helped the company to grow the Contract Manufacturing Division to new sales records and has won numerous awards including, Corona Chamber’s Manufacturer of the Quarter in 2013, Runner up for The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award (2016), recognition by the California State Senate, California State Assembly and from the City of Corona.

    In addition to Chad’s successes for the company, Chad is also an inventor and has filed 2 patents. He has expertise in assisting his customers in the filing of their own patents to protect their products as well.

    Chad currently serves on the Legislative Action Committee for his local Chamber of Commerce and has served since its inception over 9 years ago. He also serves on the Industrial Fabrics Association’s Exhibitor Advisory Committee.

    Chad is married and has 2 stepdaughters and a son with his wife, Janette.


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    Chris Miller
    Thomas Miller Mortuary & Crematory
    (951) 737-3244

    Chris Miller is a second generation funeral director and owner of Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona. He began his career in funeral service while growing up in Corona as a teenager, when he took part in the family business. Chris holds degrees in Hotel Restaurant Management and Mortuary Science, and he and his wife Rhonda have two children. He has become involved with numerous organizations throughout his community, including The Foundation for Community and Family Health (where he currently serves on the Executive Board), Circle City Rotary Club, The Unforgettables Foundation, and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. In his spare time, Chris loves to cook, collect vintage wine and spend time with his family.


  • Salvador Montes
    Fender USA
    (951) 898-4000

    Salvador is a Bilingual: English/Spanish Operations Executive Director. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering with Specialty on Systems Engineering, diploma of Lean Manufacturing from McGill Montreal University and trained Program Manager Professional. His professional experience includes over 18 years in Aerospace Operations Management which includes Operation P&L Management, Functional Departments and Supply Chain in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

    He has being full accountable of Aerospace Manufacturing Site startups and transformations as P&L Operation Units (Major Aircraft Assemblies) Organization which covers from Machine / Sheet Metal and Composite  Part Fabrication until Structural Major Aerospace Sub Assembly (Rear Fuse, Wing, Flight Controls such as Rudder, HStab and Aleirons, VertiBuckets, etc).

    Achieves manufacturing excellence through a deep understanding of how successful policy deployment and lean integrates financial performance with internal and external stakeholder needs.

    Promoted consistently because of impeccable ethics and outstanding record of building high-achieving teams that surpass financial and quality goals even in challenging economic markets.


  • Mark Peabody.JPGMark Peabody
    Peabody Engineering
    (951) 734-7711

    Mark Peabody is the Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc., where he has worked for 36 years. Peabody is a manufacturer of rotationally molded plastic products, including their proprietary line of chemical and water storage tanks, as well as custom molded products for a variety of industries. Peabody also manufactures RF Transparent Architectural Concealment enclosures for hiding cellular and microwave antennas from public view on buildings and other architectural features. Peabody Engineering received the Manufacturer of the Year Award from The Chamber of Commerce in 2013, The Inland Empire’s Top Workplace Award from The Riverside Press Enterprise in 2014 and nominated again in 2015. Mark was a top 3 finalist in 2014 for CSUSB Spirit of The Entrepreneur Award and is a semi-finalist in 2015 along with his brother and partner Larry Peabody. Mark is a fourth-generation California native and 13-year resident of Corona. He has a B.S. Degree in Finance and has been married to his wife Cheryl for 31 years with two adult sons, both of which are Eagle Scouts. He has a passion for his community, having served in organizations like Little League, Boy Scouts of America, The Foundation for Community and Family Health and the YMCA, where he has held several positions in leadership. In addition to being The Chairman-Elect for the Corona Chamber of Commerce, He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Circle City Rotary Club in Corona as the Fundraising Chair and is actively involved in serving at Crossroads Christian Church. Mark’s hobbies include Gardening, Cooking, Collecting Wine, Hiking and Scuba Diving.


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    Linda Pearson
    Corona Regional Medical Center
    (951) 509-1355

    Linda is known for her infectious laugh, her ability to drive to the heart of a business problem and her long history of volunteerism in our community. In the years she has been involved in community volunteerism; most of the City’s non-profit organizations have been enriched by her contributions. Linda Pearson is currently the Director of Marketing and Volunteer Services for Corona Regional Medical Center. She has been a member of the Society for Consumer Affairs at both a state and national level, and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Linda has been an active volunteer, spokesperson and fund-raiser for organizations such as the Foundation for Community & Family Health, United Way, Corona Fire Department, Boy Scouts and Circle City Rotary. Linda received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Temescal Boy Scouts of America, was named a Women of Distinction by Soroptimist International and The Business Press and in 2013 received the Corona Chamber’s Citizen of the Year recognition. Linda served as a member of the “Think Tank” at Crossroads Christian Church that conceived the idea for the master-planned facility they proudly showcase today. Linda has served in many leadership roles with the Corona Chamber from a past Chairman of the Board and a present 2018 Board of Directors Member.


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    Lea Petersen
    Southern California Gas Company
    (909) 335-7631

    As Public Affairs Manager for Southern California Gas Company, Lea's primary responsibility is advancing the company’s interests before local, state and federal government officials. She is involved with numerous business and community organizations: Riverside County’s Workforce Investment Board; Corona Chamber; Riverside Chamber; Black Chamber of Moreno Valley; Science Technology Education Partnership; Inland Empire Asian Business Association and Riverside Hispanic Chamber.

    Lea has been recognized for her leadership by the Riverside County NAACP, by California Assemblyman Jeff Miller for her emergency response during devastating Wildfires, the Corona Chamber, Black Voice Newspaper, the Asian Business Association and the Riverside County YWCA for her leadership supporting business and minorities.


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    Dr. Anthony Pirritano
    Integrated Medical Center of Corona - CompAccess
    (951) 737-1252

    Dr. Anthony Pirritano grew up in Corona, attended UC Riverside and Cal Poly, Pomona receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1992. He was Valedictorian and received the awards of Clinical Excellence and the prestigious Presidents award - the only graduate to receive all three awards  He was then elected as the youngest member of the Board of Regents at LA College of Chiropractic. In 1992, Dr. Pirritano took over what is now Integrated Medical Center of Corona, which has been serving the Inland Empire for over 60 years.


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    Mike Quraishi
    Aladdin Cleaning Services, Inc.

    (951) 272-2068


    Mike Quraishi is the President and owner of Excellence in Service Award winning company Aladdin Cleaning Services Inc. which has been in business since 1999. Mike is currently a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. He is also involved in Member retention committee. Mike has Masters Degree in Business Management and two Bachelor degrees, one in Math & Physics and other one in Aircraft Engineering. Mike also holds Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power plant license. Mike’s professional experience includes 22 years in aerospace and Hi-tech industries, where he held senior management positions in the areas of Commercial Passenger Aircraft Certification and Aircraft modifications with Boeing and Douglas Aircraft. Mike was also a nominee for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur - Award 2011. Mike is a proud father of triplets. In his spare time (if any) he likes to play golf, hike and fly.


  • Dr. Bryan Reece
    Norco College
    (951) 372-7016

    Family: Wife, Kathi; three daughters

    Education: Received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in political science from USC

    Experience: Vice president of instruction at Crafton Hills College since 2013, worked as administrator and professor at Cerritos College from 1991 to 2013

    Norco College’s new president is a familiar face in Inland education circles. Bryan Reece took over as leader of the 13,000-student college Jan. 3, 2017. The 55-year-old Murrieta resident has served as vice president of instruction at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa for 3 1/2 years. 

    “To work in the community I know and love feels like a gift,” Reece said. The Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Reece’s selection on Dec. 13, 2016. District Chancellor Michael Burke recommended Reece for the job, describing him in a news release as an “impressive community college leader with an outstanding record of academic leadership in higher education.”

    Reece worked at Cerritos College from 1991 to 2013, where he held two dean positions, served as academic senate president and taught political science. His goals at Norco include forging closer ties with local school districts to build enrollment. “Some students think college is not for them,” he said. “We need to get them onto campus and show them there are so many routes that can improve their quality of life.” He also wants to strengthen efforts to increase college success for historically underserved communities, including low-income and immigrant students.

    “It’s not just growing to get bigger,” Reece said. “It‘s growing to raise the level of education in the region. When you raise the level of education, economic development and social and cultural development increase.”


  • Dean Seif
    Carstar Allstar Collision, Inc.
    (951) 279-9161

    Dean Seif is the President and Owner of Allstar Collision, Inc. and the Seif Real Estate Group, Inc. Dean is a an advocate for the Chamber and a firm believer in the Chamber principles. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and also the Chairman of the Ambassadors for the Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce. Dean is a member of the Corona Rotary Club and serves on the Board of the Corona-Norco United Way. Dean's professional experience includes over 25 years in aerospace and hi-tech industries, where he held positions as a flight engineer on Boeing 727 and Airbus A-300, senior quality engineer, and director of quality and manufacturing. Dean was an adjunct professor at Cal State LA University, DeVry University and Riverside Community College, where he taught engineering topics and statistics. Dean has a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in technology management. Dean was the recipient of the Chamber's "Award of Excellence in Service" in 2010, and the "Chairman's Award" in 2011. Dean and his wife Shannon have three grown children and two granddaughters.


  • Janet Steiner
    (714) 323-2375

    Jan Steiner, former owner of Thoro Packaging, has accomplished growth of a business initially started by her father. A unique and specialized folding carton packaging manufacturer, Jan and her professional team provide clients with top quality, effective packaging that is the envy of all competitors. Well-known and respected throughout multiple organizations, Jan has capitalized on her knowledge, experience and common sense.


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    Jennifer Stewart
    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division
    (951) 393-4518

    Jennifer Stewart serves as the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) representative for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division.  As the ORTA, Jennifer Stewart acts as a broker, connecting Corona Division’s scientists and engineers with academia and industry for technology transfer. Stewart, a graduate of California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif., joined NSWC Corona’s Product Engineering Assessment Department in 2003.

    Corona Division received its Federal Laboratory designation on Jan. 26, 2010. In December 2012, Stewart left Product Engineering Assessment Department to head up the ORTA position full time as the technology transfer officer. In addition to serving as ORTA, Stewart supports the Federal Lab Consortium as the Far West Regional Coordinator. The Far West Region is home to over 200 laboratory facilities with research and development (R&D) areas such as energy, aerospace and defense.


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