The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its Executive Committee for 2021.
The Board of Directors is responsible for setting Chamber policy as well as direction for the organization. The Executive Committee is comprised of officers elected by the Board and monitors the Chamber's operations. The Board is made up of 24 directors plus six Lifetime Directors, and four non-voting Board liaisons from the City of Oxnard, Naval Base Ventura County and other like-minded organizations.
Chair: Tracy Perez, ManpowerGroup
Tracy Perez is a lifelong resident of Ventura County, born and raised in Oxnard. She brings more than 15 years of business development and staffing industry experience to ManpowerGroup, a world leader in innovative workforce solutions. In her role as Market Manager serving Ventura County, she has demonstrated success in retaining valuable business relationships across various industry sectors and has a vast knowledge of the county job market.
Tracy is passionate about workforce development and the economic vitality of Ventura County, and works tirelessly to remain actively involved in the community. In addition to her role as 2021 Chair of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, she is 2021 Chair of the Ventura County Economic Development Association, Chair of the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County, and an active Board Member and Immediate Past Chair of the Ventura County Civic Alliance.
Tracy is committed to community leadership and civic engagement and also enjoys volunteering with various nonprofit community-based organizations in Ventura County. When she is not working or volunteering, Tracy enjoys spending time with friends and family, and resides in Ventura with her husband, Henry.
Chair-Elect: Dona Toteva Lacayo, The Port of Hueneme
Dona joined the Port of Hueneme as the Director of Business Development in 2014 with a strong background in the maritime industry, commercial development and global logistics. In 2017, Dona was promoted to the Chief Commercial and Public Affairs Officer. In her new role she leads the Commercial Strategy and Development Planning at the Port. She is also the head of Public Affairs including Government and Media Relations. She also serves on the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County
Immediate Past Chair: Celina Zacarias, CSUCI
Celina Zacarias is the Senior Director of Community and Government Relations for California State University Channel Islands, the 23rd campus in the California State University System, where she is responsible for advancing California State University Channel Islands’ positive presence and goodwill at all levels throughout the culturally diverse service region, the state, the nation and internationally by planning, directing, and implementing a comprehensive proactive program of community and government relations. Celina serves on numerous boards in the community and she was 2020 Chair of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce.
Vice Chair/Treasurer: Andrew Kiefer, CBIZ MHM
Andrew Kiefer is a Director and Shareholder of CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., a national Top 10 public accounting firm. He began his career with the firm in 1998 and now oversees all of the audit, tax and accounting services to commercial entities in the construction, manufacturing, software, and retail industries, as well as government contractors and governmental entities. He is a graduate of California Lutheran University, and resides with his wife and two boys in Camarillo.
Vice Chair: Anthony Mireles, Business Manager of Laborers' International Union of North America- Local 585
Anthony Mireles brings a wealth of skills and new perspective from more than 30 years in business, labor and coalition building, starting as a Retail Store Manager, 10-year Laborer, and 19-year Union Representative. Anthony has extensive knowledge in contract compliance, apprentice mentoring, workforce recruitment, strategic planning for infrastructure finance, and development, as well as social media communication engagement, and community coalition building. He is also a prior member in the Farm Workers Commission, Oxnard Gang Commission, and actively engaged in the Ventura County Family Justice Center Foundation, Ventura County Housing Trust Fund, Ventura County Laborers Apprenticeship Subcommittee and Training Trust, Central Coast Labor Council, and Chair of the Ventura County Workforce Development Board - Clean Green Committee
Vice Chair: Tenesor Peña, AGQ Labs
Tenesor Peña is CEO and CFO of AGQ Labs, a multinational testing laboratory with presence in more than 20 countries. Born and raised in Spain, he obtained his BS Degree in Economics and Business Management in 2000 at the University of Navarra, in Spain. Tenesor has developed his career in finance departments in different multinationals and countries, such as the Swedish telecommunications company Tele2, the British record company EMI Music, the Belgian chain of cinemas Kinepolis, and the American pet food company Royal Canin. He came to California in 2013 as CFO to manage the Finance and Administration department of AGQ Labs and, in 2015, he was appointed CEO. Tenesor resides in Oxnard with his wife and his twin daughters.
Vice Chair: Stacy Pizzuti, Umpqua Bank
Stacy Pizzuti is Senior Vice President and Regional Director for commercial banking at Umpqua Bank in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The Pacific Coast Business Times has named Stacy one of the Top 50 business women in the tri-counties. She serves on the Business Advisory Committee for CSUCI and is a board member of Anacapa Yacht Club. She has been a resident of Ventura County since 1982 and lives in Oxnard.