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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 next program will begin in September 2021 and conclude in June 2022. The application period for the 2021-2022 ELR has closed.

For further information please contact

Apply for the 2022-2023 program.

Applications will be available in Spring 2022.

ELR Class of 2022 participants have chosen to address the impact of illegal drug use in our community for their project this year. More info coming soon!

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Class of 2021-2022 Participant Roster

Yousuf "Joe" Bhaghani - For The People Taskforce
Grace Clark -  Grace S. Clark, CPA, APC
Rachele Duron - American Electric Supply, Inc.
Melissa Elwood - Corona-Norco Unified School District
Carlos Flores - Corona-Norco Unified School District
Patrica Franks - Anoited Vessel Productions
Tim Gramling, LPD, FACHE - Jabs School of Business CBU
Darren Hagen - Flower Hub
Malcohm Heron - Orange Grove High School
Dr. RoseMarie Hickman - Corona-Norco Unified School District
Judith Helper - Peppermint Ridge
Sam Itani - Corona Regional Medical Center
Kim Lay - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Amy Mason - People's - Corona
Jason Morris - City of Corona, Police Department
Earl Ochs - Vulcan Materials Company
Phil Paule - Office of Supervisor Karen Spiegel
Erika Perez - Blue Mist CBD
JP Petersen - DFI Insurance
Frank Re - City of Corona, Fire Department
Stephanie Shapiro - Corona Chamber of Commerce
John Vondriska - Corona-Norco Unified School District
Scott Waddell - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Zeb Welborn - Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce

2021-2022 Committee Chair:
Kathleen Ray
Owner, Ur Agenda Social Marketing
(714) 883-7229


2021-2022 Vice Chair:
Dr. Alia Rodriguez
CEO, Corona-Norco United Way
(951) 736-0620

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

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