Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce Leadership Course Produces Next Round Of High Desert Leaders

Back Row (left to right): Michael Karen, Rosalinda Ratliff, Eddie Hernandez, Christy Bertinotti, Martha Lothridge, Jeffrey Ruesch. Front Row (left to right): Melanie Lovingood, Veronica Trujillo, Adriana Madrigal, Tina Howard, Lori Kilgore, Amber Alcala, Melissa Timko-Miller. Not pictured: Lori Clark, Mary Hennessy, James Johnson, LaResha Lyles, Paulina Nwuba-Ugo, Linda Rueter

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Congratulations to the 2013 graduating class of Leadership Victor Valley. There are 19 newly-minted business leaders ready to leave their mark on the High Desert.  Leadership students were treated to an in depth education of the High Desert by way of tours, panels, and special presentations.

Leadership Victor Valley is such an extensive program that we must acknowledge the following speakers who gave participants a behind-the-scenes view of the issues that impact the region’s economic prosperity and quality of life.

Marci Aguirre, Inland Empire Health Plan

Mary Alexander, Victorville Courthouse

Linda Anderson, Victorville Courthouse

Mike Arias, Chicago Title

Mike Baca, Federal Bureau of Prisons – Victorville

Deputy Stan Bennett, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s

Department,Court Services Bureau

Lt. Jon Billings, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Kirby Brill, Mojave Water Agency

Patricia Caldwell, Ph.D., Management Consultant

James Engleman, Federal Bureau of Prisons – Victorville

Judge Jules Fleuret, San Bernardino County Superior Court -
   Victorville

Deputy Larry Frye, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s
   Department,Court Services Bureau

Jan Gonzales, Victor Elementary School District

Yvonne Hester, Mojave Water Agency

Cassandra Joiner, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly

Jeff Jostworth, General Electric Company

David Keck, Daily Press

Derek King, Excelsior Charter Schools

Ken Lewis, Federal Bureau of Prisons – Victorville

Corie Lopez, Institute for Public Strategies

Captain Sam Lucia, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s
  Department

Kevin Mahany, St. Joseph Health/St. Mary Hospital

Keith Metzler, City of Victorville

Jennifer McCool, Victorville Courthouse

Sgt. Rob McCoy,San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Linda T. McGrew, Federal Bureau of Prisons – Victorville

L.J. Milusnic, Federal Bureau of Prisons – Victorville

Elvin Momon,Victor Valley Union High School District

Scott Nolan, Abengoa Solar, Inc.

Logan Olds, Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority

Margaret R. Peterson, Ph.D., Desert Valley Hospital and
   Medical Group

Det. Cameron Pratt, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s
   Department

Jim Quigg, Daily Press

Melissa Quijada, Federal Bureau of Prisons – Victorville

Jennifer Resch-Silvestri, Kaiser Permanente

Doug Robertson, City of Victorville

Nate Scarano,   San Bernardino County Probation Department

Steve Sinfield, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s
   Office

Mark Shoup, San Bernardino County Public Defender

Margaret Smith, First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood

Rick Smith, Victor Valley Global Medical Center

Lovella Sullivan, Victor Valley Global Medical Center

Dr. Gary Thomas, Ed.D, San Bernardino County
   Superintendent of Schools

Teresa Wagner, Riverside Unified School District Wellness 
   Program

Caroll Yule, Shear Realty

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