San Leandro Chamber Celebrates New Leadership

Gala dinner at Senior Center Thursday night ushered in a new year for the city's umbrella business group.


Business and civic leaders filled the San Leandro Senior Center as the Chamber of Commerce installed its new officers Thursday night.

The event was a sellout according to Chamber President Dave Johnson with 175 guests on hand for the $75 per seat event.

The Senior Center's ballroom is one of San Leandro's most elegant public venues. The tables were set with grape colored tablecloths with service by Miraglia Catering.

Attendees from city government included:

Mayor Stephen Cassidy; Vice Mayor Michael Gregory; Council members Benny Lee, Ursula Reed, Jim Prola and Pauline Cutter; City Manager Chris Zapata; Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli; Business Development officers Cynthia Battenberg and Jeff Kay.

Here's the Chamber's new lineup for 2013:

Executive Committee & Officers

Chair:  David Grodin, Owner, Grodin Financial

Chair-Elect:  Joe Santana, VP Operations, Mi Rancho

Immediate Past Chair & Chair, San Leandro by Design:  Gaye Quinn, President, Quorum Real Estate, Inc.

Vice-Chair Finance:  Anthony Thompson, Vice-President & Relationship Manager, Bank of Alameda

Vice-Chair Government Affairs:  John Gooding, President, The Quadric Group

Vice-Chair Industry & Technology: Jenny Linton, President, OSIsoft

Vice-Chair Entrepreneur Forum:  Jerry Garcia, Owner, State Farm Insurance Agency

Vice-Chair Marketing & Communications: Ed Niu, Owner, Movocity/ILN Enterprises

At-Large: John Johnson, President, McDermott CostaHank Sullivan, President, Strategic Solutions

Members of the Board

Robbin Beebe, Founder & President, Divine Home Care

Cindy Cathey, Superintendent, San Leandro Unified School District

Carey Wright, Community Relations, Alameda County Industries

Gordon Galvan, Owner, Galvan & Associates

Gary Offenberg, President, Pacific Farms

Victoria N. O’Gorman, Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente

Pat Poddatoori, President, Sanhyd, Inc.

Dr. Sally Scrutchin, Chiropractor

Steve Song, Owner & President, F.H. Dailey Chevrolet

Ben Wanzo, Owner, Teach Bar

Michael Weisner, Restaurateur & Owner, Paradiso Restaurant


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