Board of Directors

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Mike Chong

Chair

Waddell & Reed Advisors

Biography

Mr. Chong is a Certified Financial Planner and a Bay Area native that cares about his community. He is passionate about helping improve the lives of others.

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Carmen Guerrero

Vice-Chair

Live Nation

Biography

Ms. Guerrero is the Sales and Logistics Coordinator for Live Nation and also manages the band Bang Data. As a Concord resident with a strong background in community relations, Ms. Guerrero has worked to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for low-income women and is an avid advocate for economic development and equity.

 

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Gene Dolan

Treasurer

Dolan’s Lumber

Biography

Mr. Dolan is a longtime business owner who has invested in improving the Monument Community for much of his life.

 

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Laura Simpson

Member

City of Concord

Biography

Laura Simpson is the Concord Planning Manager and has worked in the field of planning, housing and community development in the public sector for 25 years, and has extensive knowledge in these areas.

 

Pablo Benavente

Member

NextGen America

Biography

Pablo Benavente is the Bay Area Outreach Representative for NextGen America (Formerly NextGen Climate) Previously, Pablo served as a political coordinator for SEIU Local 2015 and as Political Organizer for the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineer, Local 2.

 

Margaret Hanlon-Gradie

Member

Contra Costa County AFL-CIO Central Labor Council

Biography

Margaret Hanlon-Gradie serves as the Executive Director of Contra Costa AFL-CIO Labor Council, which represents 84,000 working families and 75 affiliated unions. Prior to joining the Labor Council, Hanlon-Gradie worked as a consultant for unions, candidates and community groups in electoral, legislative,  and policy campaigns.