• Staff & Leadership

  • Chamber Volunteer Leadership

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization. The Chamber, Visitor Bureau, and Economic Development Commission are led by a unified Board of Directors, made up of senior executives from member companies and partner organizations. The Board provides strategic and policy guidance to ensure the Chamber’s program of work serves the best interest of our members and the Santa Maria Valley community.

  • 2017-2018 Officers 2017-2018 Officers

    Chairman of the Board
    Cameron Stephens, SM Tire

    Chairman Elect
    Dr. Ray Arensdorf, Arensdorf Chiropractic

    Vice Chairman
    Janet Silveria, Community Bank of Santa Maria

    Vice Chairman
    Dr. Kevin Walthers, Allan Hancock College

    Past Chairman
    Ed Carcarey, Mega 97.1

  • Board of Directors Board of Directors

    Mark Allen, Marian Regional Medical Center

    Donna Cross, Next Day Signs

    Felix Esparza, Community Outreach Solutions 

    Jean-luc Garon, Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

    Edgar Gascon, Hacienda Realty

    Butch Lopez, V. Lopez Jr. & Sons General Engineering Contractors Inc.

    Eddie Murray, The Murray Group - Morgan Stanley

    Era Polly, Era Polly Real Estate

    Hugh Rafferty, CoastHills Federal Credit Union

    Donna Randolph, State Farm Insurance

    Tim Ritchie, Home Motors

    Cynthia Schur, Santa Maria Times

    Michelle Shipman, SearchLight Properties

    Chris Slaughter, Discovery Museum

    Erika Weber, VTC Enterprises

    Tim Woodbury, Woody’s Butcher Block

  • Professional Staff and Delivery Team

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau is a nonprofit association of businesses and organizations that work together to build a healthy, robust economy in the Santa Maria Valley. Under the direction of our member-led Board of Directors, the Chamber has a strong team of professional staff members who serve the daily needs of the membership.

  • Professional Staff

  • Glenn D. Morris, ACE – President & Chief Executive Officer Glenn D. Morris, ACE – President & Chief Executive Officer

    Glenn D. Morris, ACE – President & Chief Executive Officer
    Office: (805) 925-2403, ext. 825
    Cell: (559) 909-1012
    glenn@santamaria.com

    Glenn came to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce in July 2014. He brings nearly two decades of experience and leadership to bear in the areas of leadership, organizational excellence, and partnership development. In addition to his most recent role as the President and CEO of the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, he has professional experience with nonprofit business organizations in Utah, California and Nevada. Glenn brings with him to his new position professional experience in economic development, tourism, and convention and event planning.

    Terri Oneschuck – VP, Chamber Operations Terri Oneschuck – VP, Chamber Operations

    Terri Oneschuck – VP, Chamber Operations
    Office: (805) 925-2403, ext. 824
    terrio@santamaria.com

    In May 2011, Terri was hired as the Finance Manager for the Chamber of Commerce. She is responsible for all accounting and business management. Because there is a staff member with the same name, Terri Oneschuck is referred to as ‘Terri O’. Terri O is also the Chamber Liaison for Business Committee & our Board of Directors.

    Jennifer Harrison – Director, Visitor & Convention Bureau Jennifer Harrison – Director, Visitor & Convention Bureau

    Jennifer Harrison – Director, Visitors Bureau
    Office: (805) 925-2403, ext. 815
    jennifer@santamaria.com

    Jennifer joined the Chamber of Commerce team in February, 2006. In her current role, she leads the Chamber’s Visitor & Convention Bureau activities, including tourism and group marketing programs for the community. Jennifer is responsible for establishing and promoting the Santa Maria Valley as a premier destination for leisure, recreation, and group events. Jennifer is also responsible for supporting group tour operators, meeting planners, and special event coordinators in ensuring their visits to Santa Maria are successful. She is the liaison to the VCB Tourism Marketing District.

    Molly Schiff – Communications Specialist Molly Schiff – Communications Specialist

    Molly Schiff – Communications Specialist
    Office: (805) 925-2403, ext. 816
    molly@santamaria.com

    Molly joined the Chamber of Commerce team in February 2016. Molly’s primary responsibility is to coordinate the public relations and marketing efforts of the Chamber and its various programs. Molly manages the Chamber’s marketing campaigns, online presence, social media, and various communications and publications.

    Cara Martinez – Membership Manager Cara Martinez – Membership Manager

    Cara Martinez – Membership Manager
    Office: (805) 925-2403, ext. 852
    cara@santamaria.com

    Cara joined the Chamber of Commerce team in January, 2008. Cara is responsible for membership development and retention for the Chamber. Cara focuses on building relationships with new and existing members and ensuring they understand the benefits and services available to them. Cara serves as liaison to the Ambassador Committee.

    Alex Magana – Events & Special Projects Manager Alex Magana – Events & Special Projects Manager

    Alex Magana – Events & Special Projects Manager
    Office: (805) 925-2403, ext. 814
    alex@santamaria.com

    Alex has been working for the Chamber of Commerce since 2016. Alex plays a lead role in organizing the Chamber’s ongoing member and community events. Alex is responsible for event and meeting planning, logistics, and operation.

    Terri Prouty – Group & Visitor Services Terri Prouty – Group & Visitor Services

    Terri Prouty – Group & Visitor Services
    Office: (805) 925-2403, ext. 851
    terri@santamaria.com

    Terri has been working for the Chamber of Commerce since 2007. Terri serves as the initial point of contact for groups bringing events to our community and coordinates the Special Projects Grant application process. She serves as liaison with the Santa Maria Police Department where she has volunteered for over 10 years.

    Patricia Horta – Administrative Support Coordinator Patricia Horta – Administrative Support Coordinator

    Patricia Horta – Administrative Support Coordinator
    Office: (805) 925-2403, ext. 812
    patricia@santamaria.com

    Patricia joined the Chamber of Commerce team in February, 2011. Patricia is responsible for incoming calls and information requests. She is also responsible for processing registrations for Chamber events and assists with processing and recording of all payments to the Chamber. Patricia also approves submitted events for our online events calendars. She also assists with inquiries pertaining to chamber luncheons and chamber events.

    Taz Dougherty – Administrative Clerk Taz Dougherty – Administrative Clerk

    Taz Dougherty – Member & Visitor Services
    Office: (805) 925-2403, ext. 853
    taz@santamaria.com

    Taz joined the Chamber Staff in July 2017. His primary responsibilities include assisting with incoming phone calls, office visitors and information requests. Taz also works to keep the Chamber and VCB websites current and full of useful information.

  • Consultants & Support Team

  • Economic Development Commission Economic Development Commission

    Suzanne Singh – Economic Development Services, LLC
    Cell: (949) 433-2258
    Message: (805) 925-2403, ext. 817
    suzanne@santamaria.com

    Suzanne Singh has provided leadership for the Chamber’s Economic Development Commssion since January 2017. She previously served as President for the Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce, where she successfully re-built & created a thriving organization by concentrating on attraction, retention, and support for the community and the businesses within the region. Through the Economic Development Commission, Singh provides support for the businesses already in Santa Maria, while also promoting Santa Maria as a premier location for new businesses. She is passionate about working with the local community to continue to make Santa Maria a thriving place for business.

    Membership Sales Membership Sales

    Terri Lee and Douglas Coleman - TLC Marketing
    Phone: (805) 878-5732
    terrileecoleman@verizon.net
    colemanforensicservices@verizon.net

    Energy Watch Partnership of Northern Santa Barbara County / Recycled Materials Development Zone Energy Watch Partnership of Northern Santa Barbara County / Recycled Materials Development Zone

    Dave Cross – Fletcher Cross & Associates
    Phone: (805) 928-7559
    dave@santamaria.com

    Leadership Santa Maria Valley Leadership Santa Maria Valley

    Nancy Gastelum
    Phone: (805) 264-0854
    nancy@santamaria.com

    Tourism Marketing District Tourism Marketing District

    Cheryl Cuming 
    Phone: (805) 471-0182
    cheryl@santamaria.com

  • Chamber Ambassadors

  • Our Chamber Ambassadors are volunteer Chamber Members whose sole purpose is to act as a Public Relations Arm of the Chamber and the Community. The Chamber could not function at the level we do without the help of this valuable and dedicated group of local business professionals!

    If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, contact Erika Weber at (805) 928-5000 ext. 135 or eweber@vtc-sm.org.

  • Marissa Acker, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Marissa Acker, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

    Esther Acosta, Pacific Realty Property Sales & Management - Esther Acosta Esther Acosta, Pacific Realty Property Sales & Management - Esther Acosta

    Diane Alleman-Stevens Diane Alleman-Stevens

    Paula Arnold, American Self Storage Paula Arnold, American Self Storage

    David Brogren, Heritage Evangelical Presbyterian Church David Brogren, Heritage Evangelical Presbyterian Church

    Jessica Castro, Wells Fargo Bank - Broadway & McCoy Jessica Castro, Wells Fargo Bank - Broadway & McCoy

    Julie Colegrove, Shaklee Distributors - J & J Colegrove Julie Colegrove, Shaklee Distributors - J & J Colegrove

    Jim Colegrove, Shaklee Distributors - J & J Colegrove Jim Colegrove, Shaklee Distributors - J & J Colegrove

    Michael Corob, Youani Arts Michael Corob, Youani Arts

    Brenda Corona, American General Media Brenda Corona, American General Media

    Leona Doidge Leona Doidge

    Rose Dumadara, New America Realty Rose Dumadara, New America Realty

    Jack Garvin, Studio 23 Jack Garvin, Studio 23

    Edgar Gascon, Hacienda Realty Edgar Gascon, Hacienda Realty

    Kristen Hana Grasso, Cash America Int. Kristen Hana Grasso, Cash America Int.

     Brian Jensen, Coast Hills Credit Union Brian Jensen, Coast Hills Credit Union

    Bethany Kimel, Rabobank, NA Operations Center Bethany Kimel, Rabobank, NA Operations Center

    Paul Klock Paul Klock

    Kathy Martinez, Mary Kay Cosmetics-Kathy Martinez Kathy Martinez, Mary Kay Cosmetics-Kathy Martinez

    Carolyn McCall Carolyn McCall

    Diana Moffitt, Morris & Garritano Insurance Diana Moffitt, Morris & Garritano Insurance

    Crystal Moreno, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Crystal Moreno, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

    Regina Ojeda, SESLOC Federal Credit Union Regina Ojeda, SESLOC Federal Credit Union

    Charlene Paz, Premier Auto Body Charlene Paz, Premier Auto Body

    Vanessa Pronge, The Natural History Museum of Santa Maria Vanessa Pronge, The Natural History Museum of Santa Maria

    Natalie Santella, Mobile Bookkeeping and Payroll Services Natalie Santella, Mobile Bookkeeping and Payroll Services

    Sandra Sigala, KCOY KKFX/NPG (News Press Gazette) CBS12 Sandra Sigala, KCOY KKFX/NPG (News Press Gazette) CBS12

    Marty Velasco, Ricky's House of Pizza Marty Velasco, Ricky's House of Pizza

    Erika Weber, VTC Enterprises Erika Weber, VTC Enterprises

    Alicia Wolff, VTC Enterprises Alicia Wolff, VTC Enterprises

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