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 2018-2019 program began in September 2018 and will end in June 2019. The committee reviews applications as received and holds interviews in August.

Apply for the 2019-2020 program.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Aquaponic System

This 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 2018-2019

Rick Bach - Citizens Business Bank
Kristina Becker - Kaiser Permanente
Jennifer Bourgeois - Corona- Norco Unified School District
Amita Cloke - Corona- Norco Unified School District
Megan Cook - Corona- Norco Unified School District
Sadie Cowden - City of Corona, Recreation Services
Anthony Edwards - Robertson's Ready Mix
Greg Huber - Single Point Concepts
Rebecca Ivatt - Brain Balance of Corona
George Johnstone - City of Corona, Police Department
Lester Li - Town Planner
Art Marquez - Waste Management
Bill Mazurek - Wolcott Insurance
Ryan Merchant - Symons Ambulance
Kyle Peabody - Peabody Engineering
Juan Santos - American Financial Network
Marshal Stevens - Riverside Medical Clinic
Shilo Vigil - Altura Credit Union
Brian Young - City of Corona, Fire Department

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