Board of Directors

 

Our Board of Directors is a team of people elected by the Chamber shareholders, the Membership, to represent their interests and ensure that the Chamber is a catalyst, convener and champion on their behalf.

We are proud to introduce you to your 2019 Board of Directors!

Bill White 2019 Board Chair  

William W. White Insurance Agency

My name is Bill White.  I am the co-owner, along with my wife Teresa, of the William W. White Insurance Agency, located in Historic Downtown Danville.  We opened our Agency in 1977 and have always focused on Customer Education.  When we talk to someone or give advice to our clients, we strive to make sure that they know exactly what they are covered for, so there is no panic or anxiety if something were to happen. At William W. White Insurance Agency our goal is simple, get what you need and have someone take care of you.  We are here to show what “Personal Service” can mean to you!

We love our Community and have been involved with the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce for many years and in different capacities, serving on the Board of Directors since 2011 and as Chairman of the Board in 2015 and again in 2019.  I am also active in the Chamber’s many community events, including their annual festivals, Art & Wine Strolls as well as, The Alamo and Danville Tree Lightings.

If you need to talk to someone about your Insurance needs or what’s going on in Danville, give us a call!

Pat Burgess 2019 Board Vice-Chair  

Compass – Pat Burgess Realty Team

A Danville resident for more than 25 years, Pat arrived in the real estate industry in 2008 after more than 30 years in corporate sales and marketing for Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Rolm Corporation, and AT&T where she was honored as a top performer year after year. As co-founder of EXL Consulting, an IT business consulting firm, she turned it into a multi-million dollar firm within the first year, ultimately building the company to more than 80 consultants.

An entrepreneur and business owner, Pat combined her wealth of knowledge and experience with training in interior design and real estate. Relying on her astute business acumen, knowledge of the market, sharp negotiation skills, and keen attention to detail, Pat achieved the President’s Club Top Performer status by the end of her first year in real estate despite the challenging market, and has never looked back. Today Pat is ranked among the top 1% of realtors both locally and nationwide. Her listings average five days on the market from MLS-to-contract, compared to the industry’s average of 28 days within our area.

Whether a move is around the corner, across town, or on the other side of the globe, Pat combines her passions for construction and staging, and the art of negotiation with her sincere desire to always put her clients first and keep their best interests in mind.

Patient, supportive and action-oriented, Pat brilliantly navigates the business side of a purchase or sale of a home with an unmatched level of perseverance and care and a creative marketing approach. She believes there is no such thing as “one size fits all” or “the same ol’ way” of doing business. She insures that her clients are well informed and comfortable making one of the most important decisions of their lives while building and nurturing long-term relationships.

Lara George 2019 Ambassador Hospitality Chair and Board Member

Lara George Photography

My name is Lara George and I am a photographer serving the Bay Area and Northern California.

My passion lies in bringing out the best in people; to make their personalities show, while capturing their moments!  This passion has helped my photographs receive attention on the covers of several local & national magazines. I have experience which spans across domestic & international waters; photographing large corporate events, private parties, various well known CEO’s and, most recently, the Oakland Raiders own, Derek Carr and NBA legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

I love living in Danville and am a very active member within the community, as well as, an ambassador for the Danville Chamber.  I enjoy working with other businesses and helping them connect with the right people; whether that is with a business resource, complimentary business or potential client. If there is anything I can help you with or specific people I can connect you to, it would be my pleasure to do so, so please reach out. To connect with Lara please visit her Business Profile page here.

Gil Rodrigues 2019 Ambassador Member Outreach Chair  and Board Member 

White Rabbit Business Solutions

Liz Hodges 2019 Board of Directors Member and Ambassador 

Patrice Sandstrom Real Estate Group- Keller Williams 

My name is Liz Hodges, and I am the Team Coordinator for the Patrice Sandstrom Real Estate Group with Keller Williams in Danville. I am an active Board Member and Ambassador of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and I feel blessed to be involved in the growth of my hometown community.

In 2017, our team was named the #1 Top Producing Team and the #1 Top Listing Team. For seven consecutive years Diablo Magazine has designated Patrice with the “San Francisco East Bay Five Star Real Estate Agents.” This is based on providing exceptional service and overall client satisfaction- less than 2% of agents in our area receive this prestigious award.

Please feel free to visit our website at www.SandstromGroup.com for more information. We would love to help!

I am also available to help connect our members and help them with marketing their business. I love meeting and getting to know new people in our Danville Area Community! Let’s chat! To connect with Liz please visit her Business Profile page here.

Glenn Bittner 2019 Board of Directors Member, Ambassador and Small Business Council President

MassMutual Northern California   

Kira Feick 2019 Board of Directors Member, Ambassador and Small Business Council Secretary

Ignite HR Solutions

My name is Kira Feick, and I am the Founder and Principal Consultant at Ignite HR Solutions. We provide small business owners with outsourced human resources services, including legal compliance, payroll, investigations, strategic vision, and, of course, employee support. We pride ourselves in helping small business owners understand how effective HR can effectively increase their company’s bottom line while building a strong and positive company culture.

I joined the Danville Area Chamber when I founded Ignite HR Solutions as a business and marketing strategy. I soon learned that the Chamber was more than a business decision! The sense of community and family that I have felt through my membership have been incredible. I love being an active member of this community, raising my family here, and helping small business owners along the way! To connect with Kira please visit her Business Profile page here.

Dan Wellington 2019 Board of Directors Member and Ambassador

Legacy Real Estate