|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Stephanie Shapiro
|October 17, 2018
||Phone: (951) 737-3350
CORONA CHAMBER ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN-ELECT
Yolanda Carrillo of the Corona-Norco YMCA steps down from Board of Directors
Yolanda Carrillo was slated to take the helm of the CORONA Chamber in January 2019. Five days after Carrillo was appointed and sworn in
to serve the City of Corona as a Council member, she announced her departure from the Chamber’s Board of Directors. She fills the at-large seat vacated by Council Member and former Mayor Dick Haley, whose term runs through 2020.
Yolanda Carrillo is the Executive Director of the Corona-Norco Family YMCA. She holds many leadership roles throughout Inland Southern California, most recently serving as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Corona.
“Yolanda is a powerful leader who embraces involvement and works with building a team,” said John Weyhgandt, 2018 Chairman of the Board. “We have worked with Yolanda for 5 years in anticipation for her top leadership this coming year; however, we realize the importance of her new responsibilities to the community.”
The vacancy created by Carrillo’s departure will move others forward in their positions 14 months. Carrillo served on the Chamber’s executive committee, and each officer will move up one level. Board member Jon Haratyk of Living Better 101 will fill the two month void on the executive committee as Vice Chair of Finance. The shift in leadership will see Mike Ryan lead the membership-based organization in 2019.
“As with any leader, we are sad for her to leave the Chamber, but we are very excited for the opportunities Yolanda is pursuing. She is a visionary that helped create CORONA 2020, has spent numerous hours on legislative summits, was recently recognized by the California Chamber of Commerce as a Small Business Advocate of the Year, was heavily involved in our Women’s Leadership Conference, and was named Citizen of the Year in 2012. We wish her all the best and will continue to work with her as a proven and effective leader in our community,” stated Corona Chamber CEO Bobby Spiegel.
The Corona Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1910 and supported by over 800 member businesses throughout Inland Southern California. Representing over 55,000 jobs, the CORONA Chamber promotes business, advocacy, community and economic development while serving as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in our community and region.
If you would like more information about this release, please contact Bobby Spiegel, President/CEO, at (951) 737-3350, or email firstname.lastname@example.org