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Past Speakers

August 11, 2015

doug-doughertyDoug Dougherty is the Executive Director for OASIS, Inc.-Senior Citizen Advocacy Nonprofit Center.  Doug holds a degree in Anthropology from UCLA and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.  He has worked in culturally challenging areas as diverse as Israel and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

July 14, 2015

Dave Cross Staff Photo-w500-h500Dave Cross is the Economic Development Director at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. In that position, he works to attract new companies, as well as support and promote existing businesses to create an environment of economic sustainability and development. As an extension of his current position, he is also the Partnership Manager for the Santa Barbara County Energy Watch Partnership, a program sponsored by PG&E and Southern California Gas to provide energy efficiency upgrades to municipalities and businesses in Northern Santa Barbara County. The Partnership has assisted more than 300 businesses to become more energy efficient and focused on sustainability.

June 9, 2015

216336_125670004175316_6914618_nBen Heighes of Knight Radio Network – We are excited to welcome local celebrity and long-time radio personality, music and movie afficianado, Ben Heighes, as our speaker for the June meeting.

May 12, 2015

James H. Bray will be our speaker for the upcoming May 12th meeting.  James is the Public & Government Affairs Manager for Pacific Coast Energy Company (PCEC).  He is based in the company’s Orcutt, California office.  Be sure to join us on Tuesday 5/12 at 8am at the Santa Maria Country Club.

March 2015

Chief Ralph Martin-Chief of Police-Santa Maria

February 2015

Jeff Cotter-Memories of Western Reagan Whitehouse

January 2015

Larry Lavignino-Former Mayor of Santa Maria