Executive Leadership Roundtable

Promoting the Community

This committee heads an annual program designed to prepare selected applicants for positions of public service. Through classroom instruction and on-site training, participants in the Executive Leadership Roundtable program learn about the opportunities and challenges that face the region and are given behind-the-scenes information on key topics such as homeland security. They are also given the opportunity to interact with current political, community and business leaders, and each class selects a community service project.

At the end of the program, participants will have developed relationships with a variety of professionals and civic leaders. Designed for those in upper management, graduates of the Executive Leadership Roundtable program are often considered for a commission with the City and other appointments.

The 2019-2020 program began in September 2019 and will end in June 2020. The committee reviews applications as received and holds interviews in August.

Apply for the 2020-2021 program.

Applications will be released soon. Contact us to be added to an interest list.

Aquaponic System

Last year's ELR elected to construct an aquaponics garden at Orange Grove High School. Typically an underserved population, this project will help them get started on a path toward sustainability and arm them with tools to help address a lack of nourishment for many students and their families. Click here to read the article. If you'd like to donate toward this cause, please click here.

Class of 2019-2020

Francene Alexander - Kaiser Permanente
Michael Altman - Midas Corona
Peace Aneke - Corona-Norco Unified School District
Kathy Armstrong - Do It American Manufacturing Company, LLC
Neha Arya - Futurelink Inc.
Palbinder Badesha - Express Employment Professionals
Travis Boan - Corona Fire Department
Wendell Bugtai - Riverside County Supervisors, District 2
Gabbi Cao - City of Corona, Recreation Services
Sondra Davis - Riverside Medical Clinic
Mark Edwards - Empire Energy Solutions
Brittany Ritzi Foust - Corona-Norco Unified School District
Rich Good - Corona-Norco Family YMCA
Natasha Johnson - Navy Federal Credit Union
Alistair Machoka - Corona Regional Medical Center
Tracie Moran - United Paving Co.
Jesse Ramirez - Curt Pringle & Associates
Deanne Reyes - Corona-Norco Unified School District
Fauzia Rizvi - S Cube Technologies
Lt. Adam Roulston - Corona Police Department
Joshua Smith - Altura Credit Union
Anne St.Germain - Level Advisors
Jan Steiner - Make Dust
Kaneesha Tarrant - Norco College
Leslie Trainor - Riverside County Economic Development Agency
Dan Walters - Vito's Italian Pizza
Denise Wolfe - Majestic Sign Studio

2019-2020 Committee Chair:
Danette (Danny) McCarns
Executive Director, Peppermint Ridge
(951) 273-7320

Snapshots from ELR


2018 ELR Graduate Luis Santos

2018 ELR Graduate Derek Gutierrez

2017 ELR Graduate Julie Moreno

2017 ELR Graduate Colleen Molko

2015 ELR Graduate Ja Marr Brown

2017 ELR Graduate Cindi Schmitz

2012 ELR Graduate Dean Seif

2014 ELR Graduate Dr. Monica Green

"The Executive Leadership Roundtable through the Corona Chamber of Commerce has been an awesome experience! The opportunity to learn about Corona’s history and the opportunity to get behind the scenes VIP level exposure to companies, city operations, educational and military installations was truly an invaluable experience. I have made lifelong connections and friends and feel blessed to have participated in ELR 2018-2019. I highly recommend this program!!! - Kristina Stracke, Kaiser Permanente