The WVCBA is pleased to share this year's honorees of the Chairperson's Awards of Excellence. As we near the end of our first year as a united organization, we are bringing together the traditions of the Oxnard and Camarillo chamber of commerce with the awards, which allows the outgoing Chair of the Board to bestow discretionary honors. Honorees will be celebrated at our 2022 Annual Meeting, which takes place Friday, March 4, 2022.
Here are the Chairperson's Awards of Excellence honorees selected by 2021 Chamber Chair Tracy Perez, Market Manager of ManpowerGroup:
Dona Lacayo: Dona Lacayo is Chief Commercial and Public Affairs Officer for The Port of Hueneme where she leads the commercial strategy and development planning. She also is the head of Public Affairs including Government and Media relations.
Andrew Keifer: Andrew Kiefer is the Managing Director for CBIZ MHM, LLC a national, public accounting firm.
Peter Zierhut: Peter Zierhut is Vice President of Outside Operations at Haas Automation, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high technology industrial machinery.
Celina Zacarias: Celina Zacarias is the Senior Director of Community and Government Relations at California State University Channel Islands where she is responsible for advancing the University' positive presence and goodwill.
Roberto Martinez: Roberto Martinez is Chief Executive Officer & President at Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, which seeks to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Vanessa Bechtel: Vanessa Bechtel serves as President and CEO of the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF), an organization committed to safeguarding the long-term legacies of thousands of generous donors through the careful management of the charitable capital entrusted to them.
WVCBA Ambassador of the Year: Anthony Luna
Anthony Luna is Senior Product Advisor and Business Solutions Consultant with Heartland Payment Systems, which provides an outsourced solution for payroll and HR. He has been a WVCBA Ambassador for 1.5 years.
Ken Cunningham Award: Yuliana Gonzalez
Yuliana Gonzalez is the Executive Director of the Camarillo Hotel & Tourism Association, also known as Visit Camarillo. Yuliana oversees the implementation of data-driven marketing strategies and innovative advertising campaigns aimed at increasing hotel occupancy and tourism efforts, positively contributing to the local economy.
Please join us in honoring these outstanding organizations and individuals at the WVCBA's 2022 Annual Meeting on March 4 at 11:30 am.