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  • Santa Maria Valley Chamber Welcomes Angelica Gutierrez to their Board of Directors

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the appointment of Angelica Gutierrez, Project Manager at L&G Farms Inc., to their Board of Directors.

    Angelica’s diverse background in banking and agriculture, as well as her impressive involvement in the community will be a huge asset for our Board of Directors,” said Glenn Morris, President/CEO for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber found itself with a couple of open seats due to a couple of members moving out of the community. Given the critical issues we are working on right now, we were pleased to find an experienced leader like Angelica who would return to service on the board.”

    A full roster of the Chamber’s Board of Directors can be found at santamaria.com/staff-leadership.

    A full biography for Ms. Gutierrez can be found below:


    Angelica Gutierrez, L & G Farms, Inc.

    Angelica recently retired from a 35-year banking career to join her family in the Agriculture business.

    She enjoyed a successful career working with Mid State Bank and Trust, Rabobank, and Mechanics Bank. In her last position she was responsible for a Retail Region of 20 offices from Paso Robles to Lompoc. She had the pleasure to build an amazing team that provided full-service personal and business banking needs to their customers. She credits her success in banking to the dedicated and committed employees and loyal customers. She established long lasting relationships with her customers by understanding their needs and providing them with appropriate banking products and services.

    Angelica is putting her knowledge and experience in banking to support her new role as Project Manager with L & G Farms Inc. Farming just like any other industry has changed over the years. She is learning a lot about Regulations, Compliance and Labor in Agriculture. Farming has been her family’s way of life. She credits her parents for teaching her the value of hard work at an early age. She and her siblings all learned to work in the farm. They learned the importance of lending a hand and helping others. The company is proud to employ many hard- working individuals in the community that feed the country beautiful and delicious strawberries.

    Angelica enjoys serving her community by volunteering in a variety of organizations. Her current and past organization are as follows:
     

    • Allan Hancock College Bond Oversight Committee Member

    • Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Commission

    • Past Marian Regional Medical Center Hospital Chair and Board Member

    • Rabobank Community Leadership Group Coordinator

    • Rabobank Diversity and Inclusion Council Charter Member

    • Past Marian Foundation Chair and Board Member

    • Past Board Member: Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce, Nipomo Chamber of Commerce, Guadalupe Kiwanis, Catholic Charities, Financial Literacy Spanish Interpreter, St Joseph High School Advisory Council, Hispanic Business Committee, North Broadway and West Main Business Improvement Committee and participation in various other organizations


    Angelica has lived in the area her entire life. She attended St Joseph High School, Allan Hancock College and Santa Barbara Business College. She is married to Victor, a Fire Engineer with the City of Santa Maria. They have two daughters, son in law and two adorable grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and traveling.