The WVCBA is pleased to share this year's honorees of the Chairperson's Awards of Excellence, our Ambassador of the Year, and the Ken Cunningham Award winner, all of whom, by tradition, were selected by outgoing Chair of the Board Dawn Simmons, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Honorees will be celebrated at the WVCBA's Annual Meeting, which takes place Friday, January 20 at Spanish Hills Club. presented by the Port of Hueneme and sponsored by Southern California Edison Company.
The five recipients of the Chairperson’s Awards of Excellence are leaders who made significant contributions to the success of the WVCBA in 2022. They are:
Steve Buenger, President and CEO of Buenger Commercial Real Estate
Tom Cady, Owner of TKC Enterprises
Bruce Holley, Event CEO for Kirby Kia Auto Group
Anthony Mireles, Business Manager for LIUNA Local 585
Don Simmons, Video Creator and Editor Extraordinaire
In addition, Doug Riffenburgh, Profit Recovery Consultant with Business Group Resources, was named Ambassador of the Year for his leadership of the Alliance Ambassadors committee.
David Wellik, Business Financial Center Manager for Citizens Business Bank, was named the recipient of the Ken Cunningham Award, which is presented to the WVCBA Board member who best exemplifies the attributes of Mr. Cunningham: multi-talented, resourceful, energetic, motivated, intelligent and a tireless Alliance volunteer.
Past Chair and Director Stacy Miller will also be honored for her years of service to the organization. She has reached her term limits for the Board.
The luncheon also represents an opportunity to meet the WVCBA’s new Board of Directors, celebrate its successes from 2022, and understand its priorities for 2023 under Chair of the Board Dona Lacayo, Chief Commercial & Public Affairs Officer of the Port of Hueneme.