Chairman of the Board
Premier Service Bank
Kerry Pendergast is a Riverside native and has been in community banking since 1970. Hired as one of the first trainees for Riverside National Bank (now City National), he has been a banker in the local community for 40 years. Mr. Pendergast was one of the founding organizers of Premier Service Bank and has been the bank's President and Chief Executive Officer since its incorporation in December 2000. Mr. Pendergast is involved in numerous community organizations, including: Riverside County Regional Medical Center Foundation, Riverside Community College District Foundation, Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation, and served as Chairman of the Board for the Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
Jerry Wilson, NMLS 233515
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Jerry Wilson is a Home Mortgage Consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Prior to entering Mortgage Banking, he spent over 30 years working for a major retail electronics company in the capacity of District Sales Manager. He has received numerous awards throughout the years, including Rookie of the Quarter in 2007 and Ambassador of the Year in 2008. Jerry has been involved in the Chamber for years, serving as the Chairman of Corona Networking Solutions (2010), the Ambassadors (2009-2011), Membership Development (2011), while working on the Magic of Monte Carlo committee (2007-2010). Jerry serves on the Recreation and Affordable House Committees for TIGAR (Board of Realtors) and Board of Directors for CRMC Hospice Auxiliary. In his spare time he likes to play golf and spend time with his grandchild.
Vice Chairman of the Board
Allstar Collision, Inc.
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.
Treasurer / Finance Chair
Eagle Glen Golf Club
Steve Jeffrey is the General Manager of Eagle Glen Golf Club and has been in the golf and entertainment business for nine years. He now resides in the Corona area to be more active in the community and to partner with such outstanding groups like Teen Challenge and Prevent Child Abuse. Steve is currently a part of the Circle City Rotary Club, he is participating in the Leadership Corona Program, and is now a member of the Corona National Little League Board of Directors. While living in South Orange County, Steve served on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Niguel Little League for over nine years, including three years as their President. During that tenure, he was a Regional Manager for 22 years with three major big box retailers, and possesses a great knowledge and passion for retailing and customer service. Steve has two children, ages 28 and 19. He has an extensive collection of original art and designs his own furniture that he builds in his spare time.
Finance Vice Chair
Donald E. Garling, Sr.
Lifetime Fence Supply
Don Garling, Sr. has lived in Corona for 20 years. He and his wife Sally own Lucas Enterprise, Inc., a company that distributes Vinyl and Composite fencing throughout Southern California. Don retired after a 30-year career in school administration and some early years as a police officer. He has four grown children and four grandchildren, Cristian, Cody, Mikayla and Kendall. He is also a Board member of the Circle City Rotary Club, President of the Eagle Glen Homeowners Association, a member of Crossroads Christian Church and a participant in the 2011 Leadership Corona class. He has received numerous awards throughout the years, including most recently the Award of Excellence in Retail from the Chamber.
Legal Counsel and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Smith Law Offices, APC
Douglas C. Smith is the managing partner at Smith Mitchellweiler, LLP. He has extensive experience in both state and federal court, and has won over 95% of his jury trials. His emphasis is on business litigation, civil rights, medical malpractice and healthcare, labor and employment law, personal injury and military law, and his firm also counsels clients in many operational and management areas, as well as providing representation in the area of contracts and transactional law, estate planning and probate matters. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the California Air National Guard with the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, where he is the Staff Judge Advocate of the wing's legal office.
Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce
Accent Plastics, Inc.
Jim Clayton is the Sales Engineer for Accent Plastics. Jim has been with Accent Plastics for 18 years. During those years he has held numerous positions including Maintenance Manager, Production Manager and currently the Sales Engineer responsible for maintaining current customer base and generating new business. Accent Plastics is an injection molding manufacturer specializing in Medical Devices molding and assemblies. Accent Plastics moved from Fullerton to Corona in 1991. This will be Jim’s second year serving on the Board of Directors. Jim is the Chairman of the Manufacturing Technology Council of the Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Manufacturing Technology Council (MTC) is strictly focused on manufacturers working for manufacturers. The objectives of the council include providing a forum for the sharing of ideas and practices, developing and environment of cooperation between manufacturers and our governing agencies, studying matters related to the continuous improvement of manufacturing operations and providing a platform to develop successful business strategies and management leadership techniques. The Manufacturing technology Council (MTC) meets every other month and is open ONLY to manufacturers. Meetings include presentations on topics of primary interest and value.
Riverside County Transportation Commission
Aaron is a 24-year resident of Corona who is passionate about making his hometown a better place to live and do business. Aaron is Riverside County’s lead advocate in fighting for transportation dollars from Washington and Sacramento (including the 91 and 15 freeways through Corona). Aaron holds a Masters of Public Administration from USC and Bachelors degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from American University. An active community volunteer, Aaron is a member of the Corona Rotary Club, City of Corona Planning Commission, United Way, and is President of the Pick Group (Young Professionals of Riverside). Aaron’s focus is ensuring that Corona has a sustainable long-term economic vision and that our business community is prepared for the next generation’s workforce. He is married to his high school love, Lauralynn, and when he’s not working or volunteering, Aaron enjoys running, kayaking, yoga, and catching a Ducks or Angels game.
Re/Max All Stars Realty
Sandy Klein has been a realtor in the Inland Empire for 23 years, 19 of which are with Re/Max All Stars Realty. Prior to real estate, she had a successful career with the federal government. Sandy's strong belief in service to the community has inspired her to be on the Board of Directors and past president for Circle City Rotary, the Corona Police Community Partnership and the American Cancer Society Community Council for Corona/Norco. She has also served on the board for several other organizations. She has earned the Distinguished Citizen Award for both the Boy Scouts and Corona/Norco YMCA, and more recently received an award from Soroptimist International.
Dr. Michael Lin
Corona-Norco Unified School District
California State University - San Bernardino
Corona Regional Medical Center
Thomas Miller Mortuary
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.
Mark Neely, a resident of Corona for 16 years is Community Representative for ShopCorona.com the City of Corona’s Marketing Initiative. Mark has spent over 20 years working in Sales and Marketing industries with Altek Media, Windy Plum Farms Catering, and Bank of America Premier Division. He has received numerous awards throughout the years, including Rookie of the Quarter in 2005, Ambassador of the Year in 2006, and Chairman’s Award in 2009. Mark has been involved in the Chamber for 8 years, serving as the Chairman of Corona Networking Solutions (2007), the Ambassadors (2006-2008), Race to Monte Carlo (2010-2011), Good Morning Corona (2008-2009), Good Morning Corona Valley (2012). Mark is currently serving as Chairman of the Monte Carlo Event. In his spare time he likes to garden, spend time outdoors and with his family.
Lucas Oil Products
Team Spirit Realty
Dr. Paul Parnell
Mark Peabody is the Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc., where he has worked for 32 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 (stealthing) for hiding cellular and microwave antennas from public view. Peabody Engineering received the Excellence in Manufacturing Award from The Chamber of Commerce in 2010. Mark is a fourth-generation California native and 9-year resident of Corona. He has a B.S. Degree in Finance and has been married to his wife Cheryl for 27 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 and the YMCA, where he has held several positions in leadership. In addition to the Chamber of Commerce, He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Community and Family Health in Corona, is a member of Circle City Rotary Club, a member of Convene and is actively involved in serving at Crossroads Christian Church. Mark’s hobbies include Gardening, Cooking, Collecting Wine, Hiking, Backpacking and Scuba Diving.
The Gas Company
Aladdin Cleaning Services, Inc.
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 currently serves as the Chairman of the Chamber Networking Solutions (CN$), and also as 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 seven years old triplets. In his spare time (if any) he likes to play golf, hiking and flying.
Vulcan Materials Company
Atisthan Roach manages the public affairs and community relations for Vulcan Materials Company, West Region, covering California and Arizona. Atisthan grew up in El Monte, CA. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science. Atisthan recently earned her MBA from the University of La Verne with a concentration in Marketing. Atisthan resides in Claremont with her husband Andrew and their 3 young daughters, Alyssa, Emma and Madden. In addition to her volunteer role with the Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce, Atisthan serves on the boards of Shoes That Fit, California Mineral Education Foundation, Azusa Chamber of Commerce, Irwindale Chamber of Commerce (most recently as chair of the board) and President and founding member of the Irwindale Public Library Foundation.
In her spare time…wait, …what spare time??? Atisthan enjoys to read books.
Prudential Financial Services
Mike Ryan is a Financial Professional with Prudential Financial Services, helping business and families with needed 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 carries as well as California Partnership for Long Term Care.
He is active in both the Chamber and Community . Was Volunteer of the Quarter in 2010. Presently serves as the Chair for Community Services Network for the Chamber and is a Chamber Ambassador. He is Chairman of the Board for Peppermint Ridge and member of their finance committee. Board member of the Dayle McIntosh Center. Board member and Secretary for the Circle City Rotary. On the fund raising and annual walk committee for the Alzheimer’s Association and is also on the Speakers bureau of the Alzheimer’s Association. Is part of Prudential’s Special Needs Solutions National Program supporting the Down Syndrome Society as well as many other organizations dealing with disabilities. He is a member of the Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
He is proudly married to his wife Caroline of 36 years. Has four grown children, nine grandchildren (two of which are proudly serving our country) and one great grandchild. Is active in Church and Community. Is known for his work with families, small business, the Senior community as well as with Special Needs families with a focus on quality of life.
Corona Rose Flowers & Gifts
2013 Executive Partners
City of Corona
Corona Regional Medical Center
Eagle Glen Golf Club
Lifetime Vinyl Fence Supply, Inc.
Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
Premier Service Bank
Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione
Smile Now Dental Group
Vulcan Materials Company